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celeste_689 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – USA – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 19, 2009

celeste_689 was an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in the United States celeste_689 shipped from China. Little is known about this seller currently under eBay suspension. celeste_689 sold fake Kingston DataTraveler 150 usb flash pen sticks advertised at 64GB. Originally reported in a comment at SOSFakeFlash this seller eluded examination in time. All evidence has been removed by eBay.

If you bought a Kingston™ 64GB DataTraveler 150 USB Flash Memory Drive from celeste_689 please report into SOSFakeFlash immediately. File a claim with Paypal as well.

It is very disturbing to learn that Kingston’s best usb flash drive is now being counterfeited in the Orient. It is unfair to this famous brand name whom we all trust!

SOSFakeFlash advises that you do not buy any Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler on eBay. Only buy this flash drive from reputable local retail stores or from a Kingston web site until further notice.

These counterfeits are leaking into eBay purchased on wholesaler internet sites in China by eBay sellers. The issue has been reported to Kingston. To any eBay seller interested in selling Kingston USB Flash drives – please test your items prior to listing! Use the H2testw 1.4 program.

  1. If your merchandise is not true capacity, you must remove your listings immediately from eBay to ensure you do not harm buyers with these dangerous devices – they cause data loss.
  2. Contact your buyers and refund them in full immediately. Apologize and explain what happened.
  3. Report to Kingston Technologies and identify the source of your acquistion.

If eBay members report in and provide the required evidence SOSFakeFlash will investigate and publish alerts to warn members. eBay sellers have a duty to test their wares and ensure that they are selling genuine articles at true capacity.

Recently SOSFakeFlash issued an alert on seller fufu$$, AFTER having received the necessary supporting evidence. Read: fufu$$ Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Australia – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler

Upon finding the alert, fufu$$ responded by hiding feedback from members. More is to be published on this shortly and is being investigated by SOSFakeFlash.

Read: Kingston USB Flash Drives – Detect Counterfeits And Fakes – Product Verification

The recent Counterfeit Kingston DT150 32GB DataTraveler scandal on eBay was very serious. Read Confirmed – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 32GB DataTraveler Ring eBay Sellers minggege99, abestpartner0, and niuren2008 £80,000 in sales with over 4,600 units sold is not to be taken lightly.

Avoid buying these flash drives on eBay until eBay addresses the issue. Buy locally from a reputable authorized Kingston dealer or directly from Kingston’s sites.

Important Reading:

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

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