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Exposing DT310 USB Flash Drive Fakes Sold On eBay. Counterfeits For Kingston DT310 Are Infesting The Global Market!

Posted by flashchiptutor on July 8, 2011

The DT310 256GB flash drive is very popular. Too many sellers believe it possible to buy DT310 Kingston DataTraveler flash drives cheap! They are all unauthorized sellers for the Kingston brand name. Focused on a quick profit, uninformed about flash chip prices and very naive, they are harming people around the world, causing a lot of damage to buyers who not only lose their money but data to fake Data Traveler flash drives.

While effort continues to educate buyers for usb flash drives, the DT310 continues to be the most popular fake sold at internet sites. Most victims of flash memory fraud are on eBay. Despite pressure from Kingston Technologies, eBay continues to permit the sale of these counterfeits. New seller id’s appear every day. There appears to be a concerted determination on the part of fraudulent sellers to push the DT310 fakes out to buyers despite the consequences to consumers. The determination is based on the reputation of the DT310 DataTraveler, everyone wants to buy one and they want to have this reliable usb flash drive cheap.

The fake DT310 usb flash drive can have a real flash chip capacity ranging from 1 GB to 8GB in size. Most lock up after a few read write attempts.

Sellers on eBay caught selling the fakes complain bitterly when buyers leave negative feedback or follow up feedback about their purchase. FrankenFlash Project sites continue to expose the sellers and never retract their articles. They receive many threats. The evidence and facts vindicate the truth they reveal. Kingston Technologies continues to pressure eBay and assist victims of DT310 fakes.

There are reports of frauded buyers being asked to return these counterfeits as a condition of refund. The truth is, they don’t have to return them!

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

When eBay or PayPal tries to circumvent a frauded buyer and ignore the new rules, Kingston Technologies tech support steps in to provide assistence. They also use the information provided to make eBay pull the sellers listings.

According to insider information, eBay continues to fear lawsuits from brand names for flash memory fraud. They do remove listings but they do not inform buyers for the eBay seller to warn them about a fraudlent purchase. It leads to many buyers not only losing their data but the potential to issue a case against a fraudlent seller. The deception continues.

The packaging and internal tear downs for DT310 are amazing in their variety, so we are not including the usual deal, there are just too many versions out there for us to document in the collection.

One of the best exposures for the DT310 counterfeits is in this video. You need to see it! It is all our site really needs to catalogue.

OutlawedMedia on DT310 Kingston DataTraveler Fakes.

Exposing Fake/Counterfeit USB Drive!

It is the best exposure and tear down for a DT310 fake so far!

DT310 fakes can be sold for as little as $20 US and as much as $300 US. Buyers continue to be fooled. Resellers continue to be fooled. It remains the hottest fake usb flash drive on the market today!

Ebay flash fraud continues. Internet flash fraud continues.

Please do not import DT310 usb flash drives from Chinese or Hong Kong internet sites. You are will become a fake flash memory seller. You will lose your reputation. You could be published by a FrankenFlash Project site. These days, they don’t hesitate to publish the full address of a seller who has been caught selling a DT310 fake. You might even face criminal procession in your country. Kingston Technologies is fighting to protect their brand name integrity and they will not accept your excuses, they will take legal action against you.

The DT310 flash drive is one item you should stay away from selling! Unless you are an authorized reseller from Kingston. Don’t sell it on the internet unless you have been able to confirm with Kingston that the merchandise you received is really genuine.

The DT310 Counterfeit Problem:

Additional Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit three sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

4 Responses to “Exposing DT310 USB Flash Drive Fakes Sold On eBay. Counterfeits For Kingston DT310 Are Infesting The Global Market!”

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  2. The DT310 fakes are still a serious issue on eBay. We are seeing more western sellers on eBay offering them and we will publish every seller caught, no exceptions.

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