Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Suspected fraudster aims to make large profit on ebay.

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yongzhou1232009Seller yongzhou1232009 previously sold a number of the rather obvious fake shown on the left. Why do we think these drives were fake? Experience tells us.

The packaging on these has been used to sell fake flash drives for a long time. We have never come across a genuine flash drive in this packaging. All have been fake capacity – using such drives inevitably leads to data loss.

Now it seems that yongzhou1232009 is aiming to increase his fake flash profits considerably. In the listing shown below he is selling what we strongly suspect is a fake capacity drive – it is one of the favourite models for the fake flash treatment.

They have been listed at a price higher than I paid in the last few months for some real ones! I bought several genuine 16GB drives at under 25 euros each. Although the price of flash drives has risen you should still be able to get genuine 16GB flash drives for around the price this seller is charging for these. Why risk buying a fake flash drives when genuine ones are on offer??


If you bought a flash drive from this seller we strongly suggest that you test it with h2testw.

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

For genuine sellers of flash memory on ebay see this post on sosfakeflash

Written by fightflashfraud

June 15, 2009 at 10:23 PM

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