Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Listings by this ebayer for 32GB USB flash drives seem dodgy

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2009batfink If these 32GB USB flash drives listed by new ebay seller 2009batfink are genuine why is there no mention of the fact that it is a Sandisk Ultra Backup in the listing?

Sandisk is a respected and reliable brand – if you were selling genuine Sandisk flash drives would you not mention the brand in your listings? We would!!

We suspect that the lack of any mention of Sandisk may have something to do with the warning notice shown below.

This notice comes up when you try to list certain brand name items, including Sandisk flash drives, on ebay.

It is one of the few things ebay does to try and prevent counterfeits being listed on the site.

Be aware that counterfeit flash memory is always fake capacity and therefore dangerous to your files – eventually they will be lost/corrupted.

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.

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