Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

panliangyan8810 lists counterfeit Kingston on ebay as faulty

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The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from panliangyan8810 are not faulty – they are deliberately created fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China. Genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives all have individual serial numbers that can be used to verify the drive with Kingston.

These are not genuine Kingston so they cannot be verified. Anyone who bought one of these will find it corrupts their files because (although the operating system reports the advertised capacity or something near to it) the real capacity is normally 4GB or less, so once this has been filled there is nowhere for files to go. Buyers would be far better off buying a genuine 4GB USB flash drive elsewhere than a fake on ebay!

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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