Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

United States ebayer offering 128GB swivel type USB flash drive??

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We will be very surprised if the 128GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by seller bethesdawater prove to be genuine. We have three reasons for saying this:

Firstly, members of the team conduct research into what new drives are available fairly regularly and we have not come across this 128GB model. We have come across some genuine 128GB USB flash drives but, as yet, there are very few models.

This leads us to doubt that it could be genuine. There are lots of fakes around of this and higher capacities but only a tiny range of genuine ones. There are no genuine USB flash drives at all above 256GB at the moment, by the way – so if you see one of a higher capacity than 256gb anywhere you can be sure it is fake fake fakity fake!

The second reason for suspecting that this is a fake capacity flash drive is price – the genuine ones are a lot more expensive than this! The final reason is the use of a private auction; often a sign of fraud when it comes to flash drive sales. However, given the type of items this seller generally lists, this may just be habit.

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

September 4, 2009 at 6:08 PM

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