Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.
Posted by techchips on March 10, 2010
Kingston Technologies, an innovator in flash memory technology is under attack. The first company to release a 256GB usb flash drive, counterfeiters are hot on their heels to cash in on their respected brand name.
The internet is where most of the fraud occurs. Unfortunately many sellers think they can buy Kingston products at unbelievable prices from wholesaling sites in the Orient. They import the items and sell them on local internet sites and eBay – unleashing an data loss plague on unsuspecting consumers.
Recently a person researched the internet for DT200 usb flash drives and found the FrankenFlash Project sites. He read and researched our sites and then notified us, with detailed comments.
His story is documented in several comments, read this one!
He used caps, in internet etiquette this is known as Shouting. Okay, he got our attention and tied up most of the team. It was important.
Why was it important? Because we are seeing so many counterfeit Kingston DT200 usb flash drives invading eBay! It is impossible to keep up with the fraudulent sellers. They are ripping off thousands of buyers while eBay remains idle and does not use it’s brains to put together a fake flash memory spotting team. It is not difficult, most of the team members do not have degrees in IT.
Sellers are using “BUY NOW” listings, they can dump more than 2000 fake DT200 Kingston usb flash drives in just a few days. Most run and deregister from eBay, others are suspended when FrankenFlash project sites issue public alerts on the internet, not fair to eBay members looking for the truth!
The reader “John Smith” provided an amazing contribution. He also revealed just how wide spread the problem is for Kingston DataTraveler fakes are. You can find them on every continent, now.
Do not buy Kingston Flash memory technology on the internet! Unless it is from an authorized supplier. When in doubt contact the nearest Kingston website in your area. If you are not careful, you will end up with a counterfeit, a fake capacity item that will destroy your files and data.
If you have doubts about a usb flash drive you bought that carries the Kingston brand name, please read this guide: