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Archive for March 10th, 2009

Yet again a UK ebay seller lists a fake 64GB USB flash drive

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Yet again an ebay seller in the UK failed to respond to a warning about the fact that the 64GB flash drive listed is a fake and has a much smaller capacity than shown in the operating system. Although the seller (nutsy95) does not mention Kingston the drive in the picture looks like a 2GB Kingston.

Fraudsters in China have produced fake capacity flash drives either by re-programming drives which were either originally genuine small capacity drives (usually 4GB or less) from manufacturers like Sony, Kingston and transcend so that they appear to have much higher capacities or producing items which are entirely counterfeit. Either way the use of fake capacity USB flash drives (like the one listed by nutsy95) will eventually lead to all files saved on the USB flash drive being lost or corrupted.
UPDATE 24/03/09
As nutsy95 is still selling these fake drives the seller is obviously a deliberate fraudster.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 10, 2009 at 6:49 PM