Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

obvious fake 256GB Kingston in private ebay sales from seybuytech

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Had seller seybuytech looked at the Kingston web site before listing these very obvious fake 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives then he or she would have known that these were fake capacity counterfeits. The model being sold (the DataTraveler 200) is not made in 256GB capacity – and it’s not made in pink – except by fraudsters in China.

This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier so we suspect that the 32GB SD memory card recenty sold by seybuytech will be fake too. The use of private listings does make us wonder if the seller actually knows, but this may simply be an unfortunate habit. Anyone who buys a 256GB Kingston from seybuytech will find that it corrupts files after a while because the real capacity is nowhere near 256GB.

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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