Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

256GB DT310 in ebay auction from lindahoney13 probably fake

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Seller lindahoney13 listed this single 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive at auction on an ebay with a 3 day listing (item number 180540128316) with a start price of £19.99 and postage costs of £3.00. We don’t think for a second that this flash drive is genuine. We are sure that this is yet another fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files.

No canny Scot who lives in a wee place like Falkirk would risk losing well over a hundred pounds by listing a genuine one of these like this!!

It costs a lot more than the bid shown when this listing was captured to buy these wholesale in bulk. In fact it actually costs more than £50 to manufacture one. We have a feeling that this was purchased from one of the many fraudulent sellers recently kicked off ebay for selling counterfeit Kingston flash drives.


If (by some miracle) this flash drive is genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston. We are pretty certain there is a snowball’s chance in hell that Kingston will verify this flash drive.

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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