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Counterfeit DT300/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive

Posted by flashchiptutor on November 14, 2011

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT300 advertised as 128GB with this packaging and drive markings of 128GB is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these. The DT300 usb flash drive was manufactured in only one capacity, 256GB. They are sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. You will also find them listed on eBay by sellers who do not research the DT300 model and demonstrate both negligence and ignorance. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

DT300 128GB

To see what the real Kingston DT300 usb DataTraveler looks like read:

What Is The Biggest USB Pen Stick Memory Flash Drive Size On The Market? Kingston Technologies Releases DT300 256GB

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:

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Counterfeit DT310/512GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drive – It Is A Fake! DT310 512 GB Never Manufactured

Posted by flashchiptutor on September 13, 2011

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT310 advertised as 512GB, it is a counterfeit, fake capacity. Kingston did not produce them. There is no such thing as a capacity of 512 GB for a DT310 DataTraveler. It was manufactured at a capacity of 256GB only. They are appearing at internet wholesaler internet sites in China., Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive at an advertised capacity of 512GB, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive, if you do you will engage in fraud and be subject to legal prosecution in your country.

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models. to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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.

DT310 512GB DataTraveler

This DT310 is a fake.

To see the REAL Model: DT310/256GB Replaces DataTraveler DT300 256GB DataTraveler From Kingston Technologies. DT310 Is The Biggest USB Pen Stick Memory Flash Drive Size. photographed from all angles.

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

More Information On DT310 Fakes:

Why Are DT310 USB Flash Drives So Cheap?

iOffer And DT310 Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives. The Wholesale Price Is Cheap $20.99 For A Flash Drive That Retails For More Than $650 US. Will You Be Importing Counterfeits To Your Country? iOffer chengcheng88 Flash Memory Seller – Warning Test Immediately!

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!

Report On Fake DT310 Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives. eBay Seller 1958vardy And The Fake DT310 – No Returns. Counterfeit 310 DT310/256GB Flash Memory Continue To Flood eBay. Cheap. Consumers Frauded With Fake Upgraded Flash Memory. Fraud Warning. Beware Of Sellers Who Refuse To Stand Behind The Advertised Capacity Of Flash Memory Size.

WholeSale Cost For Kingston 256GB DT310 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick Drive Is $26 US. Best Competitive Price For DT310 USB Flash Drives.

See this video by By OutlawedMedia on DT310 Kingston DataTraveler Fakes.

Exposing Fake/Counterfeit USB Drive!

See what a fake counterfeit DT310 usb flash drive looks like for yourself. OutlawedMedia opens it up for you to see what is really inside!

Can You Fix Fake DT310 USB Flash Drives?

Kingston read:

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

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

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:

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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:

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Counterfeit SD6/32GB 32GB Secure Digital High Capacity – Class 6 Kingston Memory Card

Posted by flashchiptutor on October 17, 2010

Beware Kingston SD6/32GB 32GB Secure Digital High Capacity – Class 6 Kingston Memory Card model advertised as 32GB with this packaging and card markings of 32BG is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this memory card in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this memory card!

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston item, it is not only for usb flash drive but includes validation information useful for memory cards too.

Front Packaging

KingstonSDHC-226

Back Packaging:

KingstonSDHC-228

This item is not made in Class 6 and only up to a capacity of 8GB, not 32GB. This is what the highest real SD4/8GB looks like.

SDHC6 topview 8GB

Kingston 8GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/8GB

The SD6/32GB SDHC below is a fake.

KingstonSDHC-235

The serial information is missing.

KingstonSDHC-232

A genunine Kingston class 6 in 32 GB looks like this:SDHC6 32GB U top

32GB Secure Digital High Capacity Ultimate – Class 6 – Part Number: SD6/32GB-U

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:

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Counterfeit DT101/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive – Blue Silver 128 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 27, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT101 advertised as 128GB with this packaging in silver and blue is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

These DT101/128GB usb flash drives are fakes:

DT101-128GB-Group

The highest capacity Kingston Technologies made for a DT101 usb flash drive is only 16GB. Any other size offered by wholesalers, retailers or internet sites is a fake with an upgraded capacity that does not have a 128GB flash memory chip inside. Upgraded means the usb flash drive has been digitally manipulated to lie about it’s true size to operating system. This means customers will lose their files as soon as they go beyond the real size of the flash memory chip.

The genuine Kingston DT101 usb flash drives:

DT101 angled Group

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:

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Counterfeit DT100/64GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive 64 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 27, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT100 advertised as 64GB with this packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

This DT100/64GB is a fake flash memory drive.

DT100-64GB Fake

 

The highest capacity for a DT100 usb flash drive from Kingston Technologies is 32GB.

Genuine DT100 usb flash drive:

DT100 top open 32GB

 

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:

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Counterfeit DT101/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive – Yellow Silver 128 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 27, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT101 advertised as 128GB with this packaging in silver and yellow is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

These DT101/128GB usb flash drives are fakes:

DT101-128GB-Group

The highest capacity Kingston Technologies made for a DT101 usb flash drive is only 16GB. Any other size offered by wholesalers, retailers or internet sites is a fake with an upgraded capacity that does not have a 128GB flash memory chip inside. Upgraded means the usb flash drive has been digitally manipulated to lie about it’s true size to operating system. This means customers will lose their files as soon as they go beyond the real size of the flash memory chip.

The genuine Kingston DT101 usb flash drives:

DT101 angled Group

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:

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Counterfeit DT100/512GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive 512 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 26, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT100 advertised as 512GB with this packaging is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

This DT100/512GB is a fake flash memory drive.

512GBDataTraveler100

The highest capacity for a DT100 usb flash drive from Kingston Technologies is 32GB.

Genuine DT100 usb flash drive:

DT100 top open 32GB

 

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:

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Counterfeit DT101/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive – Pink Silver 128 GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 26, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT101 advertised as 128GB with this packaging in silver and pink is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce these, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

Instead, if you wish to buy on the internet visit Kingston’s site to determine the models offered and the colour coding for sizes to help you avoid a false capacity drive. Use this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

These DT101/128GB usb flash drives are fakes:

DT101-128GB-Group

The highest capacity Kingston Technologies made for a DT101 usb flash drive is only 16GB. Any other size offered by wholesalers, retailers or internet sites is a fake with an upgraded capacity that does not have a 128GB flash memory chip inside. Upgraded means the usb flash drive has been digitally manipulated to lie about it’s true size to operating system. This means customers will lose their files as soon as they go beyond the real size of the flash memory chip.

The genuine Kingston DT101 usb flash drives:

DT101 angled Group

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:

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Fake 256GB 256 DT200 Kingston Counterfeit USB Flash Drive. Highest Capacity For DT200 Is 128 GB! eBay # 1 Source For Fake DT200. OEM DT200 Is Fraud From China. Upgraded Flash Memory USB Flash Drives Is A Scam – Not possible.

Posted by flashchiptutor on August 15, 2010

A DT200 256GB DataTraveler usb flash drive does not exist. Kingston never made one. There is no such thing as OEM Kingston DataTraveler flash memory usb pen sticks or thumb drives. Any internet site that advertises DT200 256 GB flash drives is engaging in fraud. This includes eBay, or an wholesaler site in Hong Kong, China or elsewhere.

Kingston Technologies DT200

The DT200 highest true capacity is 128GB as stated by Kingston Technologies at their website.

Fake DT200 256 flash drives are offered in many different colours: Pink, Yellow, Blue and Grey.

eBay seller, kennykcheng demonstrates ignorance by listing DT200 Data Traveler usb flash drives at an advertised capacity of 256 GB for only $125 US.

kennykcheng Ignorance DT200 256 GB

eBay consumers trust in eBay and their ratings of sellers. FakeFlashNews and SOSFakeFlash frequently expose how misleading seller rating can be on eBay. It gives buyers a false sense of confidence.

kennykcheng eBay Top Rating

There is no such thing as a DT200/256 GB DataTraveler usb flash drive. Kingston never made one.

Many internet wholesaling sites in China and Hong Kong will tell you it is an OEM version, if you challenge them about no information being available at a Kingston website. There is no such thing. OEM is a term usually used for software products, not for flash memory.

Others will tell you it is “upgraded memory”. You can not upgrade the memory capacity of flash nand memory chips any more than you can upgrade the existing capacity of your fixed hard disk. In the early days of computers there was some tricky formatting to stretch the capacity of hard disks. It was a dare devil practice and everyone knew you better not fill it up to the last byte, because if you did, your hard disk and all of it’s contents would be toast!

Flash memory storage is very different. There is absolutely no way to stretch capacity. You can alter it’s reported capacity by using the right software programmes to digitally alter information on the usb flash memory controller chip. It tricks operating systems into believing the capacity is much higher then it really is. Operating systems, trust the information in the usb controller chip. They have too. If they didn’t and performed a full scan, you would wait a very long time, even hours before you could use your usb flash drive. If you have an older computer, you would lock up and wait forever. So in the spirit of “plug and play” operating systems rely on the information the usb flash drive controller chip reports. If the physical storage chip for the data is only 4GB, there is no way it can be upgraded to hold more!

All FrankenFlash project sites recommend that you test your usb flash drive before using it to store information. The most accurate program is H2testw. Depending on the reported size of your usb flash drive and the speed of your computer it can take a long time to run because it validates the reported size. To know why it is it the best software you should read

H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

to learn why. You will find links to download the software. It is free too.

If you see any Kingston 256GB DataTraveler 200 with this packaging – you are guaranteed to buy a fake, a counterfeit Kingston Technologies Product. Watch out!

DT200 256GB Counterfeits Multi Colours

You will find them available everywhere. Kingston counterfeiting of DataTraveler usb flash drives is big business.

Kingston according to sources we will not name, has severe security problems. Part of the problem is that they sub contract the manufacturing of their usb flash drives. In the Orient, especially in China, there are very few procedures and security guidelines to ensure that brand name products manufactured there can not be copied or counterfeited. In trying to deliver low prices to consumers, Kingston Technologies appears to have compromised itself. This is the opinion formed by people monitoring the Kingston counterfeiting flash memory problem.

There was a time when Kingston counterfeits were very crude and easy to spot. This is no longer true. Because Kingston Technologies is highly respected as a brand name and for quality, it is the first choice for counterfeiters of flash memory. A lot of money can be earned, and the profits high. The issue is not one of “looking like a real one”, it is the fact that these counterfeits do not deliver the advertised capacity. This means that people will lose their data and their files as soon as they exceed the real capacity of the flash storage chip.

SOSFakeFlash and FakeMemorySentinel report that consumers rush to buy DT200 Kingston fakes. Both groups say they can not keep up with the number of sellers who offer them. On eBay DT200 fakes are very common, in fact almost all are fakes. FakeFlashNews is keeping track of them and also tries to provide consumers with current information on pricing for genuine DT200 usb flash drives.

It’s hard to say if kennykcheng on eBay is aware he is selling fakes or simply just another eBay seller ignorant about the products he is selling. kennykcheng and many other eBay sellers do a lot of harm to buyers by listing Kingston fakes.

Sites in the FrankenFlash project are busy documenting sellers who sell DT200 fakes. They are issuing a lot of internet alerts. Recently both SOSFakeFlash and FakeMemorySentinel report that eBay is cracking down on sellers, who sell counterfeit Kingston Technologies products. If an eBay seller is caught by the FrankenFlash project, an alert is issued. It stays forever as a record on the internet.

How many people have been frauded with DT200 fakes and counterfeits? Nobody really knows the full magnitude. On eBay a lot of fraudulent sellers use multiple item listings. Some sell as many as 2000 DT200 fake usb flash drives before they are suspended. In some cases 128 GB DT200 fakes are sold as low as $20 US.

There is only one solution for buyers and sellers. Both need to test any DT200 usb flash drive sporting the Kingston brand with H2testw. No one should ever use a DT200 usb flash drive, before testing it with H2testw. Failure to do so, can lead to data loss. With so many Kingston DT200 fakes out there, it is the only smart thing to do.

Additional Information and Reading:

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

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

eBay Erasing Evidence Of Fraud – Protection Of Fake Memory Sellers Increasing. DT200/128GB Kingston DataTraveler Fakes Continue To Be Sold On eBay.

Falso DT200 256 GB drakomoda eBay Flash Memory Seller España Spain – Test Immediately!

Warning KINGSTON DT200 DATA TRAVELER 128 GB USB FLASH DRIVE eBay Fakes – A Guide

Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.

Current Prices For Genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 128GB USB2.0 Flash Drives DT200/128GB And For Fakes – A Guide

Buying A Kingston DataTraveler DT200 128GB Flash Drive On eBay? What You See Might Not Be What You Receive. Have a look.

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256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

Posted by flashchiptutor on May 3, 2010

256GB Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives in the classic leather metal combination have been found on Asian Internet wholesale sites.

Beware Kingston DataTraveler of any 256GB usb pen stick with the packaging and appearance below. It is a counterfeit of a brand name and also false capacity in size. Kingston did not produce these. They are the most common and popular fake sold on the internet.

Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive! Avoid being frauded or scammed. If you are a reseller please avoid.

On eBay many sellers, this flash drive model destroyed their hard earned reputation. They did not do their homework. If you see this item for sell anywhere, in Kingston packaging or in any other packaging do not import it. According to SOSFakeFlash, this item is not manufactured above 16GB and on eBay so far, not one tested had a capacity greater than 4GB. The most common reported size is only 2GB.

For Kingston Flash memory usb drives you should read this new 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. if you suspect you purchased a counterfeit or false capacity Kingston USB Flash drive.

Kingston256GB-leather fake

Two of the most popular sites to acquire this leather flash drive are at dhgate . com and ioffer . com. If you see it at sizes above 16GB expect to receive a fake. It could destroy your business. Unlike other usb flash drives, this one is easy to disassemble and inspect for the usb controller chip and the flash memory storage chip. See this article: Proving A Fake USB Flash Memory Pen Drive Stick Pen To Be False Capacity – A Visual Example – Guide Made Easy

A lot of people are searching for new business opportunities. Too many, not understanding the real costs of flash memory chips, see importing flash memory usb flash drives from Asia as a wonderful opportunity. Buying at $15 US and reselling at $30 ~ $100 US. An extreme profit. The dream becomes a nightmare once buyers report sellers for these false capacity leather usb flash drives.

In some countries the seller will face criminal prosecution. On eBay they will be suspended, once buyers report them to SOSFakeFlash and an internet alert is issued. SOSFakeFlash has a zero tolerance policy – consumer protection. All sites in the project are committed to ending data loss, the end result when flash memory chips are digitally altered to lie about their genuine capacity.

This leather metal model has harmed in almost every country in the world. It it has destroyed sellers who did not understand their product or take the time to do careful research. Do you know many sellers still refuse to believe this model can be a false capacity item and stubbornly claim it is faulty? Besides testing with H2testw, disassembly by victims has always proven what software testing reveal – a fake.

The model tends to be genuine when purchased from a reputable internet site specializing in embossing company brand logos. You can easily recognize such a site as they will proudly display the companies they have done work for – famous companies. You won’t find it currently at a capacity higher than 16GB. It certainly will not come in Kingston Technologies packaging.

The leather metal fake comes in many colors. It is the oldest fake sold on eBay – dating back eight years in many false sizes, from 4GB to 512GB. The smallest actual size found? 256MB. One of the most common eBay selling regions for this model is in Singapore. New eBay id’s appear week after week for this model. See the Memory Singapore category. You can also review the sellers caught for Singapore at SOSFakeFlash, Fake Flash Singapore.

It appears many usb controller chip families can be manipulated to report the wrong capacity to an operating system, with the right software tools. Most operating systems do not really verify size for a usb flash drive. If they did, it would take forever to mount and use them. Operating systems trust in the information the usb flash drive reports to them. It is why no one should ever use a usb flash drive without performing a full capacity test for first use.

Kingston Technologies appears to be the most targeted brand name for counterfeiting. Now the oldest fake of all can be found in packaging that appears to come from Kingston.

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:

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Counterfeit DT200/32GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive – Black Yellow

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 10, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT200 advertised as 32GB with this packaging and drive markings of 32GB in colour code of black and yellow is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce them, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

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Counterfeit DT200/16GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 10, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT200 advertised as 16GB with this packaging and drive markings of 16GB is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce them, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

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Counterfeit DT200/8GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive.

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 10, 2010

Beware Kingston DataTraveler model DT200 advertised as 8GB with this packaging and drive markings of 8GB is a counterfeit – fake! Kingston did not produce them, in the size advertised with the colour coding stated. Sold mainly on wholesaler internet sites in China, Hong Kong. You can find them on other internet sites too. In some cases, listings will advertise them as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This is a polite term for false capacity.

Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive in the packaging shown, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

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Wholesale Prices For Fake Sony Kingston Counterfeit USB Flash Drives 16GB 32GB 64Gb 120GB 240GB 360GB 500GB

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 19, 2009

Why do eBay members and internet shoppers end up buying fake counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler and Sony MicroVault usb flash drives? Whose fault is it? The buyer? The reseller? The Wholesaler? The black market profiteer who has the flash chips reprogrammed to lie about their real size? It is obvious that the black market profiteer knows what he is doing. Almost all wholesalers do as well. Some resellers know, but quiet a few do not. Buyers are not aware and they pay the price.

The FrankenFlash Project is continuing on the mission to educate the Global Public about fake flash usb drives, MP Players and memory cards.

InspectorTech and FlashChipTutor, researched and prepared another shopping trip! Fish out your calculator and have it handy to punch in numbers. Unlike other shopping trips internet addresses and the sites visited are not revealed, instead screen captures are provided as evidence. The Project isn’t interested in promoting these sites or educating people on how to become a fake flash seller. Instead it is an outreach to resellers and consumers to promote awareness.

Here is a rough cost sheet for flash drive chips valid as of March 2009 and likely to remain for the rest of the year:

1GB = 3.38
2GB = 4.11
4GB = 6.61
8GB = 13.23
16GB = 29.41

These are the costs of the chips. It does not include the rest of the usb drive, MP Player or memory card – just the nand flash chip. Write the prices down on paper for 1GB, 2GB, 4GB. These are the most common true capacity sizes found when testing fakes. It doesn’t matter what the advertised size is. Remember for a usb flash drive the cost of rest of the drive can be about $2 to $5 US more. We don’t have the cost for a 512MB flash chip handy but it may be as low as $1 US.

16GBSonyBargain

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32GBSonyMicroVaultBargain-1

64GBSonyMicroVaultBargain-1

64GBSonyMicroVaultBargain-2

120GBKingstonDataTraveler

120GBSonyBargain

120GBSonyMicroVaultBargain-1

240GBSonyBargain

360GBSonyBargain

500GBSonyBargain-2

500GBSonyBargain-3

500GBSonyBargain

500GBSonyMicroVaultBargain-1

Every one of these usb flash drives is a counterfeit. Every Sony drive shown was never made by Sony. Only the Kingston may have been made by Kingston and repackaged – the lime model is 2GB real capacity. Do you know the true capacity found for the “Sony Counterfeits”? Not one drive has shown a capacity higher than 512MB! Surprise. They are using chips most likely cost less than $1 US Dollar. Just like eBay, there are the hidden costs that come with shipping and in many cases you can double the prices you see here. Then add import duties.

Who makes the profit? These items have sold on eBay for more than $60 US at resale to buyers who did not do their homework and trusted in the brand names. Unfortunately eBay is not the only place you will find these drives. They have evaded just about every country imported by resellers who find the prices so attractive and are dreaming of profit heaven. Soon they will discover the sad truth. Buyers will not spare sellers who sell them and many have contacted local law authorities.

Please do not buy these items. Do not import them into your country. If you are a buyer, report the seller to Kingston or to Sony immediately and give them all the details of the transaction including the sellers address information. If you bought any of these items on eBay, do not spare eBay, eBay seller or PayPal. There is no excuse for sellers not doing their product research before selling. eBay should patrol for these items instead of keeping their head in the sand. Paypal according to SOSFakeFlash needs to stop moaning and wiggling away from refunding buyers – take ownership for buyer protection or remove it all together as it is a sham in the eyes of victims.

Important Reading:

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

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