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How Did kingstonusbcf.com Get Reported As A Seller Of Counterfeit Kingston USB Flash Drives?

Posted by flashchiptutor on June 15, 2009

Victims of false capacity usb flash drives search the internet for information and help. Google searches have sponsored links to help pay for providing you with a free internet search service. The website kingstonusbcf.com used the sponsored links service to rise high in searches. So how did this seller get caught? You will find this interesting.

SOSFakeFlash has been busy promoting awareness on an outbreak of fake Kingston DT150 USB Flash drives currently flooding into eBay with alarming speed. So when victims search the internet using google and typing in DT150 this is what came up.

PaidAd1

You will clearly see the SOSFakeFlash warning post. On the lower right was kingstonusbcf’s ad. In additional random searches depending on the country zone of google this appeared.

PaidAd2

kingstonusbcf was at the top of the paid sponsorship list. This would be great if you were selling genuine usb flash drives. There is nothing better to heard buyers away from eBay to another site than a fake flash warning. However, if you are an internet seller of false capacity and your victims are searching for information about you or the model they purchased, this is the last thing you want -to be paired with warning about fakes.

kingstonusbcf even appeared inside of SOSFakeFlash. This site is hosted free and occasional ad’s are inserted discretely and tastefully on occasion by wordpress to help fund the site.

kingstonusbcf

Imagine the irony here. kingstonusbcf near the article of a “converstion between a fake flash seller and a victim”. This was quiet unexpected.

On the internet, Kingston, FlashDriveFacts, FakeFlashNews and SOSFakeFlash came up together along with kingstonusbcf.

DT150SearchResultsSitesAndAdds

All would have been fine, if kingstonusbcf was selling true capacity Kingston usb flash drives. In fact kingstonusbcf would do well. Unfortunately this seller’s victims were looking for information on him and the problem. Precisely the goal of the FrankenFlash Project – to help consumers who have been frauded or are confused as to why their flash based device is not working as advertised.

Honest sellers will do well from information like this, fraudster will NOT! kingstonusbcf was found out.

Read The Facts: kingstonusbcf.com Said To Sell Counterfeit Kingston Flash Drives

even Kingston reported this seller was known as a site to sell counterfeits.

The only way to stop this fraud and prevent people from losing data to false capacity usb flash drives is to work together – to report these sellers and promote consumer awareness on a global scale. That is the goal of the FrankenFlash Project.

You make the difference.

Reference information can be found at this site trying collect and catalogue fake flash devices, especially for counterfeits, https://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/

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3 Responses to “How Did kingstonusbcf.com Get Reported As A Seller Of Counterfeit Kingston USB Flash Drives?”

  1. Sundeep said

    I wish I had found out about this site earlier, I havde just purchased a 64GB Kingston data traveller from Kingstonusbcf.

    It should arrive soon, but a question, what are the signs that these will be fake?

    Thanks

    • FlashChipTutor said

      Look at the guides category at this site for more information and also the DT150 category for Kingston. There are a number of articles with lots of information and even photos to help you see if the drive is a counterfeit. There is also information on how to check the serial number and so on. Depending on the results you might wish to contact Kingston in your area too.

      You will have to test the drive when it arrives with H2testw 1.4 to determine the actual capacity of the flash drive. If you do not have a good 64GB flash drive (and it is unlikely) do not use it to store data.

  2. victim said

    Paypal claim resolution:

    Our investigation into your claim is complete. As stated in our User Agreement, the claims process only applies to the shipment of goods. It does not apply to complaints about the attributes or quality of goods received. Therefore, we are unable to reverse this transaction or issue a refund.

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