Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for March 2nd, 2009

Flash drives with Sony’s Vaio trademark on them are fake.

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For the information of all buyers: The Sony trademark name Vaio is used only for laptops – it is not (and never has been) used for other items such as USB flash drives. Any flash drive displaying this name is an illegal counterfeit. Not only that – it is fake capacity and you will lose your files after a while if you buy a flash drive like the one below:


Drives like this are produced by fraudsters who program the control chip to display any capacity they like to the operating system. Use one and you will eventually lose your files. Do not buy a flash drive if you see the Vaio name either on the packaging or the drive itself!!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Ebay member with 0 feedback selling fake 64GB Sony

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An eBay member with no feedback score super-sella1 is selling one of the most well known fakes – the 64GB Sony in the infamous packaging where capacity is shown in as 64G instead of 64GB. super-sella1 is likely to have a feedback score of  -1 fairly soon.