Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Could your data be going going gone with this flash drive?

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We have never come across a genuine flash drive in this packaging. Every single one tested by members of the frankenflash project that came in this type of packaging proved to be fake capacity. The flash drives listed by UK seller going_going_gone06 on ebay are rather unusual in that they are listed as being less than 1GB.

We are more used to seeing flash drives advertised at capacities from 2GB to 64GB in this type of packaging during the las couple of years. The seller was warned that these could well be fake but does not yet seem to have acted on the advice a concerned ebayer gave about testing these. If the other 512GB flash drives listed by this seller are from the same source these could possibly be fake capacity too.

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 23, 2009 at 11:45 PM

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