Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

32 GB Kingston flash drives sold by ebayer holymaryjoe seem a tad cheap

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There are two models of 32GB Kingston DataTraveler sold by holymaryjoe; the one above and the DataTraveler 200. We wonder whether this may be yet another ebay seller who bought from a fraudulent supplier as they seem a little on the cheap side.

We suggest buyers check serial numbers with Kingston – if Kingston cannot verify the serial numbers then it is likely that they are counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. Testing with h2testw reveals the original capacity of fakes – usually 4GB or less.

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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