Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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ebay auction for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 vanishes

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This ebay listing (item number 170513227135) for a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive seems to have vanished from ebay. Perhaps the seller discovered it was counterfeit and removed the listing. Recently a lot of ebay listings for Kingston flash drives have vanished from ebay. Most were obviously removed by ebay as fakes, a few were obviously removed by the seller but some (like this one) remain a mystery.

Genuine DataTraveler 310 flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify that the drive is genuine with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the flash drive then it will be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

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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