Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Who lists a 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drive on ebay for 99p??

Would you list a brand new item in unopened packaging worth over £250 in an ebay auction with a start price of 99p? No??? Well if the flash drive in ebay listing number 220573591820 from mat100b was genuine then that is exactly what this UK seller has done!! Do we think it is actually genuine? Of course we don’t – it’s a fake flash drive.

The fightflashfraud team tries to dig a little under the surface to see where people got supect flash memory items listed on ebay but so far we have not discovered where seller mat100b got this. However – if you know for sure that one flash memory item from a seller is fake then it is a dead cert that the rest are too – and guess what? We found a known fake that could not possibly be genuine among this seller’s listings.

Mind you – we knew this was a counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts as soon as we clapped eyes on it! We know what response the buyer will get if he or she contacts Kingston about this with the serial number – assuming the fraudsters (no doubt in China) who made this bothered with a serial number!!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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