Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

8GB USB flash drive with suspect packaging listed by US ebayer

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chekel2007 The seller of this item states in the listing:

ITEMS ARE BRAND NEW USB 8GB FLASH DRIVES. NOT A CHEAP FAKE. GUARANTEED TO HOLD ABOUT 7.80 GB, WHICH IS THE NORM FOR AN 8GB DRIVE.

However, we suspect that all chekel2007 did was check what size the operating sysem saw. If (as we suspect) this is a much smaller drive that has been fraudulently programmed then all the operating system shows you is what the fraudster wants you to see. Why do we suspect this is fake? The packaging is familiar to us and all the flash drives we came across in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity. Sellers please test your drives properly before listing them on ebay. The easiest way is with h2testw. If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 10, 2009 at 6:12 PM

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