Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Posts Tagged ‘Kingston Data Traveller

128GB DT 200 auction on ebay Australia

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superstarzeng2009

Is this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive offered at auction on ebay Australia by superstarzeng2009 genuine or counterfeit? The buyer can check the serial number with Kingston to find out.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Is this 32GB DataTraveler 100 flash drive sold on ebay genuine?

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sue.234

We wonder whether this 32GB DataTraveler 100 flash drive sold on ebay by sue.234 is genuine or not. It just seems a little too cheap to us which makes us uneasy. Serial numbers for high capacity Kingston flash drives can be checked with the company to ensure they are not counterfeits.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM

Seller on ebay Australia auctions 64GB DataTraveler 150 drives

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nikechou

We have little doubt that the 64GB DataTraveler USB flash drives being auctioned by seller nikechou will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Such items are dangerous – users find themselves with lost and corrupted files. Buyers should check the serial number of any high capacity Kingston flash drive with the company. They will be able to verify the drive if it is genuine.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 13, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Probable counterfeit 32GB DataTraveler 100 from UK ebayer

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jamccan

UK ebay seller jamccan previously listed a Kingston DataTraveler 100 flash drive of a capacity that does not exist. If this is from the same supplier it will also be counterfeit. We advise the seller to remove Kingston flash drives from sale and check the serial numbers with Kingston.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 6, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Seems yet another ebayer is offloading a fake on someone else!

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josua525

We despair about the recent trend in behaviour of ebayers like josua525 who bought fake flash drives from China. We are horrified that instead of trying to help us eliminate fraud ebayers are are re-selling the fakes they bought to other ebayers, who in turn sell them on to someone else!

Hmm – I have an array of fakes in my workroom – maybe I should give up trying to help people and sell my fakes on ebay instead? After all, I know just how to get away with it!! I won’t, of course, because I am an honest person – but it horrifies me to see how many people seem not to be.

Members of the frankenflash project who realised just how dangerous this fraud is have put in a massive effort to warn people; but if this is what people who bought fakes are going to do instead of helping us to end this sort of fraud – why should we bother??

Written by fightflashfraud

July 6, 2009 at 1:35 AM

Another obvious fake 32GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay

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lotsunami

Here we have another obvious fake from another seller based in Italy – and what on earth does seller lotsunami mean by V.upgrade?? You cannot upgrade a flash drive!! You can, however, do what has been done buy this seller’s supplier. “What is that?” I hear you ask. The answer – program a small capacity drive to appear to have a much larger capacity thus causing file loss and data corruption for users.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 1, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Looks like a counterfeit 32GB Kingston DT150 on ebay Italy

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clothing.srl

It seems that ebay member clothing.srl has been shopping in fake flash land. The back of the pack shown in the listing lacks the serial number sticker that is present on genuine drives of this type. The seller may be unaware the item is counterfeit – please sellers – check your items are genuine before listing them for sale!

As ever, we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory (whether USB flash drive, memory card or MP player) with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 30, 2009 at 7:30 PM