Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

8GB Sandisk flash drives on ebay are either a bargain or fake

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kitkit85Either the 8GB flash drives sold by kitkit85, a seller registered in Malaysia are a snip at this price or they are dangerous fakes that will cause file loss and corruption.

Without one of the team buying one we can’t tell for sure until buyers report in.That said we do find the packaging a bit suspect.

Genuine Sandisk flash drives usually come in sealed packaging that is destroyed by opening it.

This looks like the pop-open packaging commonly used by fraudsters to us. Also we wonder why the capacity of the drive on the packaging has been airbrushed out.

If you bought one of these from kitkit85 test the available space with h2testw.

You won’t be able to test the whole drive capacity if U3 is present as claimed because this and the file management system take up some of the space. However, if it is genuine the test will run without any errors and you can simply delete the test files.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 10, 2009 at 6:24 PM

2 Responses

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  1. We did say either bargain or fake and we didn’t know which in this very old post.

    It looks as though the seller wasn’t making anything on sales (possibly even making a loss) if, as you say, they were genuine. Sellers with genuine flash drives often give up selling them when they find they are not getting a decent price.

    fightflashfraud

    August 28, 2010 at 12:54 PM

  2. this seller is a genuine seller , he is selling 100% original unit , i have purchased a few and it works very well until now .. and U3 is installable inside the drive .. but he is no longer selling it now i am still looking for it . please remove his listing over here hope you never misguide his reputation

    somebody

    August 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM


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