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:
The photographic evidence of the fake Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drive sold by ebay seller fufu$$
The articles on fufu$$ and Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drives
The suspect comment attempts to exonerate fufu$$ at SOSFakeFlash
The photographs with comments prepared by fake flash ebay seller fun$$’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:
First look at the packing of the Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler seller FuFu$$ sent and the comments.
What the drive looks like:
The upside down usb connector
Kingston engraves this usb flash drive against counterfeiting for the size information.
The lanyard hold is wrong.
The packaging back is wrong. You can find what it was supposed to look like in the article:
The real back is shown below. Notice the sealed packaging. Kingston does not use snap packaging for a usb flash drive.
Shortly after publishing SOSFakeFlash received these comments on:
For fufu$$ 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
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
tel has tizzi
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.