Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

ebay fake flash seller joejoe1982 takes convenient holiday??

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Having sold at least two 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives (ebay item numbers 280587887653 and 280587560309) which we are certain are fake capacity counterfeits ebay seller joejoe1982 is (conveniently??) now on holiday.

Of course it entirely possible that joejoe1982 is yet another foolish ebayer who bought from a fraudulent supplier. We suggest that buyers ask the seller to undertake the following steps before posting the item:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, guarantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself guarantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items (whether as an ebay re-seller or an end-buyer) to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or worse still, your customers. 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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Written by fightflashfraud

November 12, 2010 at 11:08 PM

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