Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

This flash drive sold by a UK member on ebay is not 64GB

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This flash drive is fake fake fakity fake – a quick look at the Kingston web site will confirm that the model shown here is not made in 64GB capacity. We can only assume that under_cuts_everyone has been shopping in fake flash land. The seller may be unaware that the flash drive is fake and will cause users’ files to become corrupt once the true capacity is exceeded.

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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  1. The seller is fully aware these drives are fake.

    A well meaning ebay member contacted the seller when they noticed the listing and advised the seller, giving links to fighting flash fraud site, h2testw and Kingston flash drive pages. This was the seller’s response:

    “Hi. Thank’s for bringing this to my attention. The last thing I want to do is sell fakes and I hope I am not. If buyers on testing with “h2testw” that you provided me with are fake then all money will be refunded. I bought a load of these and expect to be recieving them today. I have forwarded an email to the guy who I bought them from with the link you gave me, and I really hope they are the real deal. But if they prove to be otherwise, I will be stopping my ebay listing and refunding to all ebayers who bought them from me. Again, my intentions are not to defraud in any way.”

    It seems obvious from the seller’s reply that they have not listened to what they were advised. The drives are obviously fake capacity counterfeits. A link to an article on identical drives featured here was provided. Once the seller was informed, it was not up to the customer to test with h2testw, it was the responsibility of the seller.


    September 22, 2009 at 10:41 PM

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