Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Obvious fake 64GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from zapfootwear

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The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from zapfootwear would be a discontinued 2GB Kingston DataTraveler if it was genuine, not a 64GB one! As this business seller has given full contact details in the listing it would seem he is unaware that his supplier was fraudulent and that what he is selling are in fact fake capacity counterfeits which will corrupt buyers’ files.

Let’s hope that this seller is honourable and refunds buyers when he learns the truth about these.

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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  1. Hi Project Manager,
    We will not be publishing any further comments from gareth as he seems to have nothing useful to say. We won’t be publishing yours either unless you have something worthwhile to contribute, especially as you have not yet provided a valid email address.


    September 2, 2010 at 4:50 PM

  2. yh gareth i want to buy 3 off you, what is the best price? and can we meet up so i can pay you cash?

    Project Manager

    September 2, 2010 at 4:40 PM

  3. Not at the expense of others or the more important things in life. One day, when you have grown up gareth, you will realise that there are much more important things than money.


    September 2, 2010 at 12:40 PM

  4. So you dont want to make money?


    September 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM

  5. If making money is the only thing in your life Gareth, we pity you.


    September 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM

  6. lifes about making money not like stupid people like you awake at 2 in the morning commenting on this stupid site.


    September 2, 2010 at 12:07 PM

  7. We don’t think zapfootwear will be taking up your offer gareth, it seems this person is (unlike you, apparently) a responsible adult.


    September 2, 2010 at 12:01 PM

  8. do you want to buy some of me? they are very good, hacked 1gb to 64gb wicked prices, i can do wholesale aswell if you want some 😀


    September 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM

  9. Fine Gareth,
    Just expect to find yourself appearing here if you sell fakes – oh, forgot, given some of your previous comments you probably appear here already!!


    September 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM

  10. i used to sell these fakes, they used to shift like hot cakes, good profit aswell, might start selling again 😛


    September 2, 2010 at 10:04 AM

  11. Hi Dean,

    We have a feeling that zapfootwear probably didn’t realise either! We think this is probably an honest guy who just didn’t do his research properly before buying from a fraudulent suppler.

    We expect that anyone who bought one of these fakes from zapfootwear will be contacted by the seller and given a refund now that he knows the truth.


    September 1, 2010 at 6:45 PM

  12. This is the first USB stick I bought from Ebay – I had no idea there was so much fraud associated with these items! Anyway – I got the stick which was obviously fake and contacted the seller.

    Zapfootwear has issued me a refund and currently withdrawn item listing from Ebay.



    September 1, 2010 at 5:58 PM

  13. Here we have a classic example of another seller with very little knowledge of what they are selling.

    A basic error, easily rectified, you would think.

    Despite being extensively advised by a concerned ebay member to check the Kingston site, reputable online sellers and here at fight flash fraud pages (all links were provided), the seller has chosen to continue selling these very obvious counterfeit fake capacity drives.

    I would consider actions like this to be intentionally fraudulent.


    August 22, 2010 at 1:39 AM

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