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Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

Posted by techchips on May 8, 2010

Kingston Technologies continues to suffer from Counterfeiters in China for their usb flash drives. The new the DT310 in 256GB is now available on eBay for only $98 US !

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Newegg.com offers it at $722.99 US

Newegg DT310

TechChips published: DT310/256GB Replaces DataTraveler DT300 256GB DataTraveler From Kingston Technologies. DT310 Is The Biggest USB Pen Stick Memory Flash Drive Size on February 20 2010. We did not expect that the new DT310/256GB would be counterfeited so quickly.

Something is very wrong at Kingston Technologies. Their usb flash drives are counterfeited too quickly. Is there a security problem at Kingston? The SOSFakeFlash site is documenting too many false capacity Kingston usb flash drives. It is the most counterfeited brand name for flash memory technology.

No other brand name is reported the most to SOSFakeFlash. Are Kingston usb flash drives being counterfeited because of the high profile for the brand? Or is it because Kingston exercises the least security and control for their products? TechChips is unable to answer this question. Can you?

Additional 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 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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What Countries Suffer The Most Fraud On Ebay For Flash Memory Items? 16GB 32GB 64GB.

Posted by techchips on December 28, 2009

SOSFakeFlash has just released a list of the top 25 countries receiving fake flash memory products purchased on eBay. Read: eBay – Top 25 Countries Frauded. Fake Flash Memory Items Available On Ebay. 200912

Part of the problem is that members on eBay have no understanding as to the real costs of flash memory chips.

There is an need to increase awareness. Education.

You can help promote awareness and educate the public. Please visit internet sites in your country and let them know about FrankenFlash Project Sites:

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Largest USB Flash Drive Pendrive Stick In The World – 500GB. Amazing Smallest Size Available!

Posted by techchips on December 18, 2009

The world’s mini usb flash drive is available in 500GB! It is smaller in size then anything Kingston Technologies can offer. It is also a lot cheaper! Do you want to know who sells it?

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SDRAM RAM Memory Chips Used In Fake Flash Capacity MP3 MP4 Players Sold On eBay?

Posted by techchips on October 3, 2009

SOSFakeFlash received a recent report for an Fake MP Player sold by eBay Fake Flash Memory seller kinhome88. It was an MP Player advertised as 32GB. When the victim opened the player he found SAMSUNG’s K4S281632C-TC1L as the storage chip. At Samsung, this is an EOL SDRAM memory chip.

See: Yogi’s Fake 32GB MP Player From kinhome88 eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller – Charger Blows Up

The questions:

  • Are old EOL SDRAM chips from Samsung finding their way into false capacity MP Players being sold on eBay?
  • Is the chip serial K4S281632C-TC1L being counterfeited?

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Flash Memory Prices Are Rising In 2009 – Up To 25% Since April 2009. Danger Of Grade C and D Being Used In False Capacity MP Players, USB Flash Drives And Memory Cards.

Posted by techchips on September 17, 2009

The price of flash memory chips continues to increase since April 2009, as much as 25%. A recent article published by Digitimes on 14 September 2009: Apple demand causing serious NAND flash shortage in Taiwan explains some of the reasons why.

Few consumers have any idea about the cost of the flash memory chips used in their mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards. Many fall prey to fraudulent sellers, who sell them items with false capacity – flash memory chips that have been digitally altered to report a size much larger than they really are. You usually find these items for sale on eBay. Usb flash drives advertised as 16GB are sold for as little as $15 US. 32GB memory cards are frequently won for $25 and under. MP Players advertised to be 8GB or 16GB often sell in the $15 and $30 US range.

What are the new costs of flash memory chips?

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Beware Ebay Fake Memory! Detailed Study Revealed By FakeFlashNews On MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Pen Sticks

Posted by techchips on September 2, 2009

SOSFakeFlash tracks eBay sellers of False capacity mp players, usb pensticks and memory cards. When victims report in using the Report A Fake Tab they add the information into their database.

FakeFlashNews has just released a report from SOSFakeFlash. The controller is “The Don Of Fake Flash In The Orient” – he seems to control many different eBay seller id’s. The fraud is amazing! It appears to be the biggest and most sinister counterfeit ring operating on eBay for fake flash mp players, memory cards and usb flash drives. The fraud appears to be estimated in the millions.

eBay Fraud – Heng Fung House – Home To eBay Counterfeit Ring – Lei Sio Hong. Connected To The Don Of Fake Flash In the Orient – 3ToTrade. SOSFakeFlash Investigation.

It’s hard to believe. Ebay doesn’t seem to have any interest in stopping this scam.

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