Counterfeit 512GB advertised flash memory capacity for DT310 Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives are appearing on eBay. The next wave of flash memory fraud on eBay is here! The FrankenFlash Project knew it would only be a matter of time before this popular DataTraveler would be faked to appear 512GB complete with packaging. No one expected to see them on eBay so soon.
The most popular previous DataTraveler models sold at capacities never manufactured were DT150 and DT200 flash drives. They also appeared in waves.
SOSFakeFlash warns a Tsunami of DT310 512GB flash drives offered for sale on eBay is likely to hit very shortly. They are pouring out of wholesale internet sites in China. Foolish eBay sellers such as electroxl are importing and listing them on eBay. We expect eBay will pull the listings and attempt to partrol for them. However, given past history for the other models (DT150, DT200) they are likely to be overwhelmed. When this happens, another Tsunami of DT310 fakes will appear on eBay and will appear in many eBayer countries simultaneously.
Your best option to protect yourself is NOT bid or BUY any DT310 usb flash drives on eBay at 512GB or even 256GB capacity – unless the eBay seller is authorized by Kingston. Your greatest risk will be “Buy Now” auctions.
We ask your assistence to spread the message about the new DT310 512GB DataTraveler being both counterfeit and fake flash memory capacity. This is the best defense to keep they out of eBay and also other internet sites. Report any internet site listing them to Kingston Technologies so they can help fight this new fraud, before it becomes another fake flash epidemic.
Do you believe in cheap flash memory bargains on eBay? If you bought a flash memory item from electroxl – Canada eBay sellers you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives. You may have purchased a fake flash memory product. If your memory item fails testing report immediately to SOSFakeFlash . If your eBay seller is deregistered from eBay, it is urgent you report in to SOSFakeFlash. If you do not, they will not be able to investigate and to record in the their database to publish an offical alert listing all items sold. eBay is suspending fake flash memory sellers to avoid buyers leaving feedback or recording the truth.
Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Read: Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?
Please see Validation Memory links at FakeMemorySentinel for brand names and flash nand memory chip decoding. It is important for you to do that Gb is Gigabits, not Gigabytes. 8 bits is 1 byte. You need to divide by 8, if manufacturer lists size as Gb. Exercise care in disassembly of your item to decode, they can be delicate so be gentle. If you are interested in looking through the Catalogue of fakes you should visit FlashdriveFacts. You can even add yours to the collection by documenting and sending the information to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com, FlashChipDirector is always looking for new models.
If you need help and information on eBay read:
Changing Trends In The Sale Of Fake Memory On eBay For USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards And MP Players. SOSFakeFlash Advises Do Not Buy From eBay Sellers With Low FeedBack Scores. Avoid Sellers with Scores Under 300+ To Protect Yourself From Potential Fraud. Learn Why.
Check your eBay Sellers feedback, type in the id: http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs
electroxl – Canada
Kingston 512GB Data Traveler Flash Drive USB 2.0
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Exposing Fake/Counterfeit USB Drive!
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