Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive from ebay seller bigplums2000

We think the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 220731781009) from bigplums2000 will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  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 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. Well be it on your own head. We have beter things to do than deal with idiots….


    February 23, 2011 at 4:39 AM

  2. hi just to infor you all this y account you are talking about this is not fake i purchessed 2 of these for £15 each so thought i would jup at the chaance and sold one i have had no problems at all with my one if you had a proble i would of apreciated if you contacted me first and i strongley advise you to reove this before i take matters futher as for the posting my ebay name up people will probley not buy from me

    kasi curie

    February 18, 2011 at 2:24 PM

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