Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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jerarl gets positive feedback for counterfeit Kingston sold on ebay

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We reported our suspicions about Kingston flash drives listed at auction by ebay seller jerarl back on 25th August but must have missed this listing for a very obvious fake. The Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is not available in 16GB capacity. This counterfeit flash drive will corrupt files – the buyer (who paid $31 for this fake) left positive feedback so may have great difficulty in getting his or her money back.

Beware folks – most of the flash memory items sold on ebay are fake. Sometimes the seller has no idea that he or she is selling fakes bought from fraudulent suppliers in China, in other cases the seller is deliberately selling fakes. We can’t say one way or another whether jerarl knows the flash drives he or she is selling are fake but what we do know is that any USB flash drive sold by jerarl will corrupt the buyer’s files after a while.

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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