Kingston DT310 eBay Beware! Fraud Continues For Counterfeits And Fake Capacity. Learn Become A Smart Consumer. There Are No Cheap Prices For DT 310 At Real Flash Memory Capacity!

Posted on November 30, 2010 by


The number of eBay sellers who continue to offer DT310 usb flash drives on eBay is rising. In June, 2010 FakeFlashNews issued a warning:

Kingston DataTraveler 310 DT310/256GB Fake USB Flash Drives Flooding eBay! Fraud Warning.

SOSFakeFlash issued a special report in November, 2010:

DT310 Plague Ravages eBay. Kingston Technologies Under Attack By Counterfeit Flash Memory Sellers. Fake And Flash Capacity DT200 DT300 DT310 Invade And Infest eBay. Warning! SOSFakeFlash And FakeMemorySentinel Need Your Help!

eBay members continue to be unaware of how dangerous it is to bid and buy a DT310 usb flash drive on eBay. This drive is offered at prices ranging from as low as $19 US to a high of almost $500 US. The sellers who offer these flash drives are not only registered in Asia but in the west. Most western sellers purchased counterfeits – always false capacity, from internet sites in China.

Every day Western eBay sellers are being suspended and are losing their reputations. In some cases the sellers are newbies, but too often they are sellers with hard earned reputations over many years who could not resist the temptation for astonishing profit. They are now paying a terrible price.

According to SOSFakeFlash, eBay sellers registered in Asia are under scrutiny by eBay due to increasing pressure from eBay member victims and internet sites quick to publish the fraudulent listings. This has led to a shift to sellers registered in other countries. FakeMemorySentinel is studying id’s and their country of registration. They report it is not clear whether sellers in Asia are setting up id’s registered in foreign countries or if Western sellers are entering the spotlight because listings are decreasing in Asian. According to DrakelDragon, it is most likely a combination of both.

TechReporters in interviewing KittyFireFlash on the recent Disappearance of SOSFakeFlash from the internet took the opportunity to ask about the increase in Kingston ST310 fakes being offered on eBay.

KittyFireFlash On DT 310 eBay Fakes:

Yes, the problem for Kingston usb flash drive fakes on eBay is increasing. The Kingston Technologies brand name carries a lot of weight. It is highly respected. It is being exploited by counterfeiters. My team has been reporting on the issue for a long time. DrakenDakel’s team has too. The FakeFlashSentinel site is publishing warnings on an industrial scale. We are amazed at their stamina.

When I visit the FakeMemorySentinel site, I am speechless. So many eBay listings. They do what we can’t – issue warning after warning after warning. They are responsible for so many sellers being suspended quickly and proactively. SOSFakeFlash, unfortunately has to investigate, collect all the details before we can publish. They are more proactive than we can be.

In some respects because of their warning they are cutting down on our work load. True, sellers won’t be reported by a lot of frauded buyers or make it to our eBay fake flash seller lists but at least the sellers are stopped. That is what counts most.

If you wonder how bad the counterfeiting is for fake flash memory you should read:

StopChinaFakes – Website Dedicated To Stop Fake And Counterfeit Items From China – SOSFakeFlash Announces!

It’s about an eBay seller who wanted to sell Kingston usb flash memory drives on eBay and what happened. It’s an interesting story and started another website to fight against fakes coming from China.

Meanwhile SOSFakeFlash continues to exercise due diligence by publishing a reminder to eBay members:

SOSFakeFlash – eBay Fraud Flash Memory Upgraded Digitally Altered Capacity. Status Report November 2010. Best eBay Prices For USB Pen sticks, Memory Cards, MP Players. Warning – 95% Of eBay Listings Are For Fake Memory.

If you bought any Kingston usb flash drive products on ebay make sure you test the advertised capacity:

H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

If it turns out you did not receive the advertised capacity read these articles:

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.

Kingston Technologies Offers Help To eBay Victims Frauded With Counterfeit Flash Memory

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!