Counterfeit DT200 8GB 16GB 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drive Fakes Invade Canada. FakeFlashNews From The FrankenFlash Project.

Posted on March 10, 2010 by


Canada joins other countries around the world struck by the Kingston DT200 counterfeit usb flash drive plague.

Not on eBay in Canada this time, instead items have been discovered for sale in Ontario on Kijiji Mississauga. A vigilant reader alerted the FrankenFlash project sites. You can read the short version of his story in this comment. A DT200 in 8GB capacity now exists, so does one in 16GB! Or do they? The prices are amazing:

Kijiji Mississauga Ad-20100305

The seller’s behavior is documented in John Smith’s comment. There is no safe place to buy Kingston USB flash drives except from a Kingston authorized dealer. There are no bargains for true capacity Kingston USB flash drives, unless you buy from a large retail chain that does business with Kingston Technologies directly.

The internet continues to be the place to fraud and scam buyers who do not do their research and homework, they are easy prey.

FlashChipTutor has added these new items to the fakes collection:

One of the goals of the FlashDriveFacts site is to educate buyers and sellers.

If Canada can be infected with counterfeit fake capacity Kingston DT200 usb flash drives, any country can. The problem is imported by sellers who buy from unscrupulous wholesaler sites in the Orient.

All Kingston DT200 genuine usb flash drives are engraved with serial information on the usb connector tip. If you suspect you bought a fake or counterfeit you need to read this guide:

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.