Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

super130hoot sells counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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If you bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive from super130hoot you just got yourself a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Apart from the fact that this seller’s price is below the cost of manufacture there are other clues that this is a case of fake flash fraud – among which is the statement:

There will be no Import duties, taxes and charges for all the countries. We will declare as gift with low values.
Serious Buyer Only! Please place bid or “Buy it now” only if you agree the price and terms of the product and no argument after the auction

So this seller is violating customs regulations (would you trust a seller who publicly states they will break the law?) and expects buyers not to complain if they find out they got a fake!! Always think before you buy on ebay – and read listings carefully!!

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 15/09/10
Seller super130hoot has been suspended by ebay so if you bought from this seller your item will have vanished from your won list.

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