Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Is this Hello Kitty flash drive on ebay really 32GB? Don’t think so!

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We don’t think either model of  Hello Kitty flash drives sold on ebay by toomanyles572 really has a capacity of 32GB. We suspect they are fake capacity and will cause data loss and corruption for users.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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


Written by fightflashfraud

August 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM

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  1. If you check back to:-
    You will find references to this “twomany” seller in a previous list of suspects, note also the use of the name with an underscore “_” both these are names used by the same seller..

    Sorry I’ve been inactive for a few days, the dreaded hard drive failure… (Don’t ask!)


    August 29, 2009 at 6:53 AM

  2. What would I do without you to entertain me Traveler??
    You provide a little light releif in the dark tunnel of fake flash fraud! Heed Traveler’s wise counsel – if you see a shiny sticker with the “supposed” capacity of a flash drive you can be sure it is fake!


    August 28, 2009 at 11:57 PM

  3. I did not wish to confuse the readers too much.

    After all, the English did need subtitles for Braveheart!!!


    August 28, 2009 at 11:44 PM

  4. Hi Traveler,

    Think it needed slighty different spelling to be proper Scots – should have been too mony lees; or better still, ower mony lees!

    You are absolutely right about shiny stickers – if ever you see a shiny sticker on a flash drive BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE! As sure as eggs is eggs it will be a fake!


    August 28, 2009 at 11:06 PM

  5. The seller’s name says it all.

    Too many les! A wee bit o’ Scottish there.

    Every drive advertised by this seller can be found in either 16gb, 32gb or 64gb guise in various fraudsters’ listings. I suppose it all depends on what little shiny sticker they decide to put on it that day. Today it is the little shiny 32gb one we see in the picture carefully applied to the most appropriate place on the drive. How clever!

    This seller lists many of the drives we should completely avoid buying on ebay.


    August 28, 2009 at 10:46 PM

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