Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

are 128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer greatstuffsforsell genuine?

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When we saw this ebay listing from greatstuffsforsell this ebayer had four ebay 3 day auctions with a 99 cent start price for 128GB Kingston Data Traveler 200 flash drives with rather heavy shipping charges! Do we think that these are genuine? We think there is about as much chance of you finding a hen’s tooth under your pillow.

This seller simply has to have purchase fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier – no one could afford to risk the possibility of selling a number of items (even taking the huge shipping cost into account) at less than they cost wholesale. We conclude that these simply have to be fakes from China. We are pretty certain that what buyers will get is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files.

In the extremely unlikely event that we are mistaken buyers will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston – but somehow, we don’t think so!

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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