Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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ebay alert! 128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer joshtistic23

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We thought the buy it now price of the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from ebay seller joshtistic23 seemed a bit low so we had a closer look at the listing. As these are both a bit too cheap and are shipped from China – which means that they are likely to come straight from a fraudulent wholsale outlet selling fake capacity and counterfeit flash memory.

It seems joshtistic23 has entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a supplier in China – something we would advise ebay sellers never to do where brand name items or flash memory is concerned. We are certain that what buyers will get is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Never buy flash memory that is being shipped from China – it is pretty certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files.

UPDATE 17/08/2010
This seller is also offering job lots of five 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives at an impossibly low price – you’d be lucky to find one genuine Dt310 at the buy it now price for a lot of five from joshtistic23!!

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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