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eBay Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drives Revealed – Case of eBay Seller fufu$$

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 25, 2009

SOSFakeFlash has been investigating eBay Australian seller fufu$$ after confirming a fake counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drive. There are some who think there is nothing wrong with selling or buying counterfeit items on eBay. Counterfeit also usually means false capacity in SOSFakeFlash’s dictionary. In buyer terms it is referred to as a FAKE!  These usb memory pen sticks are dangerous to use as it results in data loss the moment you exceed true capacity.

The counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler problem on eBay is growing! More sellers are suspected and several have already been confirmed. SOSFakeFlash advised that no one buy any Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler on eBay right now.  It is not safe.

In this article:

  1. The photographic evidence of the fake Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drive sold by ebay seller fufu$$
  2. The articles on fufu$$ and Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drives
  3. The suspect comment attempts to exonerate fufu$$ at SOSFakeFlash

Updated 20100226

The photographs with comments prepared by fake flash ebay seller fun$$’s victim for you to inspect are important. The victim clearly shows the evidence of the fake. Please inspect them carefully if you bought a Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler on eBay or were planning to.

As fufu$$ was being investigated strange things began to happen. Besides a protest from the seller sent to SOSFakeFlash, comments were submitted on posts stating no problems with the drives sold. They had to be held – the members of SOSFakeFlash were not born yesterday. It is not our policy to withhold comments – but when a set-up is clear and an investigation is in progress, we document first. We are revealing those comments for you at the end of the this article for you to examine. Tell us if we are wrong?

In Reverse chronological order, here are the articles published on fufu$$ and this growing problem detected on ebay:

May 21, 2009 Genuine or Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler – Quick Detection – A Guide

May 20, 2009 fufu$$ And The Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drives

May 19, 2009 celeste_689 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – USA – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler

May 18, 2009 fufu$$ Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Australia – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler

First look at the packing of the Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler seller FuFu$$ sent and the comments.

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What the drive looks like:

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The upside down usb connector

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Kingston engraves this usb flash drive against counterfeiting for the size information.

FuFu-P5230035

Real-DT150kingstondatatraveler

The lanyard hold is wrong.

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The packaging back is wrong. You can find what it was supposed to look like in the article:

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The real back is shown below. Notice the sealed packaging. Kingston does not use snap packaging for a usb flash drive.

RealDTI15064GBBack

Shortly after publishing SOSFakeFlash received these comments on:

For fufu$$ Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Australia – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler

mark Submitted on 2009/05/19 at 6:55am
I purchased a usb form this seller and have not had any problems mine is the real deal.

mark Submitted on 2009/05/19 at 6:57am
I have purchased a 64 gb from this seller had no problems mine is the real deal.

mark Submitted on 2009/05/19 at 6:57am
I purchased 64gb from this seller and have not had any problems I even ran tests mine is the real deal

daniel Submitted on 2009/05/19 at 7:00am
I have bought two usbs from this seller and have had no issues to date.

You need to know that seller fufu$$ had approximately 31 listings sold. And as the negative came charging in – raced to make feedback private. In your opinion what does this mean? How could buyers contact each other to examine, test and compare if they got real capacity or false capacity? To SOSFakeFlash this is not a demonstration of transparency.

fufu$$ And The Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drives

tel has tizzi Submitted on 2009/05/22 at 11:03am
Guys,

i just want to point out something. I purchased a flash drive of fufu$$. I had problems with it aswell, i contacted fufu and she said to me to send the item back for a refund or replacment. She had replaced it for me and it works fine. not sure what all the fuss is about. Ive got over 50gigs of data and its perfect (after she replaced it) – even if they are fake KINGSTON… what is a non branded 64gb flash drive worth? $150? $200? at the least.

anyways just thought i’d point this out.

thanks fufu$$ for your great service and product

regards

tel has tizzi

SOSFakeFlash’s response:

There are a few things we can’t yet reveal, but yes we are releasing the comments. So you know we are not making things up. Oddly the ebayers in question did not do what we ask those who confirm fakes do – report in with the necessary evidence. It is only fair that if we ask people to provide us with evidence of having a fake that those who claim genuine do the same.

As for tel has a tizzi, we also do not know who you are. Perhaps if you are truly for real, fufu$$ raced out to the local store to buy you a genuine one – especially as a result of landing under the microscope.

What is all the fuss about? As we mentioned this isn’t simply stealing a genuine sellers logo, it is about the fact that the fake has a low capacity chip, 4GB in fake flash seller fufu$$’s case. That means data loss. Perhaps that means nothing to you, but to those who have loss information permanently the consequences have been devastating! This issue is about more than fraud of money, it is about data theft and destruction that comes from such usb flash drives.

Finally, to make a profit, exactly how do you, tell has tizzi, expect a counterfeiter to do this with genuine chips. You need to visit FlashChipTutor’s site and start brushing up on the cost of flash nand memory chips. There is only one way to make the money, reprogramme lower capacity chips to appear larger!

Victims often not only send in evidence to us, they send the kitchen sink too! Everything from the email on their won item to their paypal transaction details. So could we validate the claims of the mystery comments? Yes but nothing was sent in. In any case, one fake is sufficient fake. Also hiding feedback says enough. The “Tell” is also using the word “She”.

 The most important thing for everyone is to be aware that eBay right now is NOT a safe place to buy Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drives. Do not bid. Do Not buy. If you want this usb flash drive, buy it directly from a Kingston website or from a local reputable retailer. Be aware that price is not a true indicater on eBay to detect a counterfeit for this model any longer.

Additional Reading:

New! Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

6 Responses to “eBay Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drives Revealed – Case of eBay Seller fufu$$”

  1. sum mun yak said

    hi purchased 3 of this seller. no issues.

    great service, as they have contacted me asking if ive had any issues. No fake seller would do this.

    thanks fufu$$ love the product

    sum mun yak

  2. kittyfireflash said

    To sum mun yak

    How good of you to leave a comment on fake flash seller fufu$$! It is wonderful to see how many buyers of fufu$$ are sitting in front of their computers, just waiting for another article on fufu$$ to appear so they can say what wonderful service they had. Considering that the article was released at 2:48 and you have responded at 3:14 am it is amazing.

    Just how many more buyers are going to reply? Remember there are only 31 listing items to go on. If fufu$$ was honest the feedback would not have been made private. Yes? And if you would look at the site you would notice that many put in their ebayer id and also the item number. Funny how buyers of fufu$$ do not do this.

    So do reveal your id, and we will let everyone know if you did indeed purchase 3 usb flash drives from this seller. You have 48 hours to do this. We will await your comment on this post. Otherwise you are not who you claim to be and your comment is invalid.

  3. InspectorTech said

    I just don’t believe these guys! They just don’t give up. Can hardly wait to see if sum mun yak or the others will dare to reveal their id’s to support their claims.

    ebay seller fufu$$ made feedback private when you published kittyfireflash, what a joke! How stupid do they think the people in the frankenflash project are?

    To everyone

    BTW try searching on fufu$$ on the internet. characters like “$$” are wild cards – confuses. This is a sign for sellers who don’t want to be found. The team has seen it before.

    If you want to find fufu$$ you are going to have to use:

    fufu$$ ebay

    As for the $1,600 pounds you mentioned kitty, in sales.. amazing what a small time fake flash seller will try to do.

    Keep everyone team investigating these fake counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drives on ebay! It is the new plague. The 16GB fakes are bad but the 64GB fakes are even worse! I heard there are more 120GB sony vaio fakes on the loose. It just doesn’t stop does it?

    I don’t buy usb flash drives on ebay any more.

    You genuine sellers list is the only thing I would look at if I would buy one.

    I am looking for more solutions on repairs for fakes…if anyone has one, visit my site and add it in a comment please. People need help! http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/

  4. JP said

    I bought a fake 64 gb on ebay currently running h2testw on it but know it is fake because of the lack of engraving and the shoddy plastic wrapper on the outside. just wanted to say this came in a sealed blister pack in a package that had a sticker with the numbers on back and said 64 gb on the front. the packaging doesn’t have the mistakes you mention. however kingston says the numbers are already registered. you may want to mention it. will be reporting seller in 7 hours when h2testw finishes. or the morning whichever I’m awake at

  5. KittyFireFlash said

    To JP

    If you find out that you have a fake, please make sure to report in using the https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/report-a-fake/

    Good luck on the testing!

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