Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

256GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer cute.beauty22 too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from cute.beauty22 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. The seller may not be aware they are fakes but we are not too sure as the seller seems to be registered in the USA but chose to list this item (and the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in another listing) on ebay Australia instead, which seems a little odd.

Anyone who bought one of these will find it corrupts files after a while.

All genuine 256GB Kingston DT 310 flash drives have unique serial numbers which can be used to verify with Kingston that the flash drive is genuine. As these simply have to be fakes from China buyers will not be able to verify serial numbers with Kingston, even if one is shown – which they often aren’t on fakes. If there is one then the serial number will either be one copied from a genuine drive (which has probably already been registered) or one that was simply made up by the fraudsters who manufacture 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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