Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

counterfeit Kingston flash drives from ebayer mrgl.ltd

Seller mrgl.ltd states in this ebay listing (item number 140496989979) that three of the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 purchased from a supplier in China were tested with h2testw and failed.

We think that mrgl.ltd has mis-interpreted the test results as he seems to think that between 80 and 140 gigabytes can be saved to them. Findings to date about counterfeit Kingston DT310 USB flash drives from China suggest that they can seldom store more than 4GB before corrupting files. We have certainly never come across test results that suggest that one of these could save anywhere near 80GB.

We wonder if mrgl.ltd is aware that (even given the fact that the seller says they are not genuine) the sale and sending by post of counterfeit items is illegal and that he could face a prison sentence for this offence?

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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  1. I bought an sd card 32gb from them, paid for it then was told by ebay they were removed. turns out that mrgl.ltd and janalama are the same people and there seems to be some issues RE them! think i will have a fight on my hands for my money back!

    sonya

    February 16, 2011 at 5:49 PM


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