Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Power seller in China joins the fake flash gravy train?

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Powerseller sicilydreamer, a member since 05-Aug-05 in Hong Kong has recently added a huge range of 8GB flash drives (some of which are shown above) to the repetoire of items being sold on ebay. This seller does not have the knock-down prices of most other sellers based in China. None of the drives listed has a start price under £17.

We were beginning to wonder whether we had finally found a genuine seller in China. Until we spotted the model on the right, that is. This is being sold on buy it now for £17.32 with free P&P. Not cheap for a genuine flash drive but not particularly dear either. However, we are certain this one is a fake – in which case it is an expensive way of losing your files. You can lose 7GB of files much more cheaply by buying from fraudsters with lower prices!


If you bought one of these test immediately with h2testw and report in with your results.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 20, 2009 at 11:50 AM

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