Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Suspect 64GB Kingston listed by ebayer in Australia

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Is olds0416 someone that can afford to risk a huge financial loss by listing genuine 64GB Kingston flash drives that would have cost over one hundred Australian dollars with a start price of 99p? We suspect these are counterfeits produced by fraudsters in China. The seller probably bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in China at a lot less than a genuine drive would cost.

Unfortunately though they look like the real Kingston drives the resemblance is purely cosmetic. For a start the counterfeits have a tiny amount of memory (and some don’t even have a flash chip in them at all) – using one will cause the buyer to lose their files. Some poor ebayers lost all their family photos using such drives. Irreplacable. Perhaps someone should warn the seller and suggest downloading h2testw and testing the drives. 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 12, 2009 at 3:45 AM

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