Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

These 64GB flash drives on ebay are fake fake fakity-fake!!

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Any flash drive you see in this packaging is bound to be fake capacity. Every single flash drive that came in this packaging that was tested by members of the frankenflash project proved to be fake capacity.

This particular model is the fraudsters’ favourite – sold by almost every fraudulent wholesaler in the far east, as well as by most of the fraud gangs operating on ebay.

Seller adnan4158851 may be unaware of all this and could have purchased them in all innocence from a fraudulent supplier. One of the big problems is that most sellers don’t do their research before purchasing flash drives to sell on ebay.

If adnan4158851 had researched the market properly first the seller would have realised that these were suspiciously cheap – below what it would cost to make a genuine 64GB flash drive! Please sellers – do your research!!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

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  1. I’m afraid seller adnan4158851 has already had fake capacity, counterfeit drives removed around the 8th of September.

    The seller was listing 64gb green and white DT1’s (hacked 2gb DT1’s)and 32gb purple and white DT1’s (hacked 4gb DT1’s) a couple of weeks ago and was advised at the time about how to test and be aware of fake capacity and counterfeit goods. The seller was provided links to h2testw and fighting flash fraud pages on these drives.

    The seller claimed at the time that they were not aware and also claimed they did not know how to end the auctions.

    Kingston managed to get that little problem sorted out for them easily enough.


    September 22, 2009 at 10:16 PM

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