Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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myhouse69 – a case of deliberate fake flash fraud on ebay!!

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What we have here is a disguised counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 – the sale of this is nothing less than deliberate fraud. The buyer (if anyone is daft enough) will find this flash drive corrupts their files. The seller knows full well what he or she is doing as a look through feedback and examination of previous items sold reveals:

Sadly; unless len-sys-64 and mckinneybuyguy have already put in a claim against the seller they may have great difficulty in recovering their money from myhouse69, ebay or Paypal. Here is what myhouse69 said in the two listings:

Text of ebay item number 200502922448 sold on Aug 01, 2010 to len-sys-64:

Up for sale is a Kingston Data Traveler 150, 64 gb capacity Flash (Jump) Drive. It is listed as used only because the package was opened to inspect it and test it. I work in data processing and was able to purchase quite a few of these for a good deal. Per the manufacturer, it is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP1, SP2), Windows 2000 (SP4), MAC O/S X v. 10.3 and Linux v 2.6x+.

It is simple, convenient, and practical. Countless times I have used the one that I have to download and transfer giga-bytes worth of data without any problems. Its dimensions are approximately 3.06″x0.9″x0.47″. As always, make sure the device you will be using is compatible with this product.

The item is sold as is, but there shouldnt be any issues since it is basically new.

Oh yea? Well we wouldn’t want myhouse69 in charge of processing our data!

Text of ebay item number 200507090669 sold on Aug 13 to ebayer mckinneybuyguy:

Up for sale is a REPLICA of a Kingston Data Traveler 150, 64 gb capacity Flash (Jump) Drive. This item is Made In China. Its capacity is a full 63.9 gb, and functions perfectly.

It is listed as used only because the package was opened to inspect it and test it. Per the manufacturer, it is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP1, SP2), Windows 2000 (SP4), MAC O/S X v. 10.3 and Linux v 2.6x+ (and more than likely Windows 7)

It is simple, convenient, and practical. I use one that I own often and without any problems. Its dimensions are approximately 3.06″x0.9″x0.47″. As always, make sure the device you will be using is compatible with this product.

The item is sold as is, but there shouldnt be any issues since it is basically new. I have several of them, so if you want more than one let me know after you win (no extra shipping) and I will send you the price for extras.

Thank you and happy bidding.

Replica?? Doesn’t myhouse69 realise that copies of brand name good are counterfeits and the sale of counterfeit goods is a criminal offence??

We don’t think that myhouse69 will be an ebay member very long if this is the way he or she intends to behave.

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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