Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

If 256GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer ghereben67 is genuine the seller may make a loss

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by ghereben67 is genuine then this seller risks making a loss by selling it at auction. Genuine DT310 drives have unique serial numbers so the buyer will be able to check with Kingston whether or not the drive is genuine by trying to verify the serial number with Kingston. If it is genuine Kingston will be able to confirm this but if they cannot verify the serial number then this USB flash drive is 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.

UPDATE 08/09/2010
Seems that ghereben67 has now sold quite a number of these at prices that would have meant a huge loss if they were genuine. We are now certain that the 256GB Kingston flash drives from ghereben67 are fake capacity counterfeits and that anyone who bought one will find it corrupts files after a while.

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