Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

crystazaton_yu0817 lists counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from crystazaton_yu0817 are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. At this price they simply couldn’t be anything else.

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.

UPDATE 23/07/2010
This seller seems to have been suspended by ebay.

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  1. Hi Shayne,

    Looks like ebay have suspended this fraudster so they obviously know that crystazaton_yu0817 was selling counterfeits. Be sure to open a PaPpal dispute and claim your money back.

    Don’t fall into the trap of sending the flash drive back to the seller – for one thing it’s against the law to send counterfeit goods through the post and for another the return address given by fraudsters in China is often fake.

    You’ll probably have to fight with PayPal about it though, despite the fact that the official policy is that counterfeits should be destroyed rather than returned.

    Good luck!


    July 23, 2010 at 10:57 AM

  2. They in fact are fake.. I bought some..
    Suck in me..


    July 23, 2010 at 10:34 AM

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