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Suspect UK seller asht067 lists drives with buyer information hidden.

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An ebay member has informed fightflashfraud about UK seller asht067. This seller has been an eBay member since 05-Sep-06 in the United Kingdom and has a feedback score of 1 at the moment. This seller is currently listing an obviously counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drive and some generic drives that are also likely to be fake. All listings are buy it now with no buyer information shown.
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The picture on the left shows a generic drive in familiar packaging for fakes. The picture on the right shows a counterfeit and fake capacity drive. Apparently this seller previously sold flash drives at computer fairs – so it seems that fake flash drives have been sold at computer fairs as well as on ebay, other websites and some high steet shops.

One would imagine that people who sell at computer fairs would have some knowledge about the technology they sell. We await further information to establish whether asht067 has simply acted foolishly or is a fraudster.
UPDATE 6th March 2009
As asht067 has not ended listings for these fake USB flash drives despite having read the warning messages sent by an ebay member two days ago we can only conclude that this seller is a deliberate fraudster.
UPDATE 9th March 2009
Seller did end the listing for the counterfeit data traveller but is continuing with sale of what we think are generic fake capacity drives.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 5, 2009 at 12:19 AM