Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

We think these 128GB flash drives on ebay USA are fake

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timeisexpressWe think these 128GB USB flash drives sold by timeisexpress (based in the USA) are great looking bling.

However, we don’t think they are really 128GB capacity – we think they are fakes that will corrupt people’s data after a while.

Seller timeisexpress sold the first two of these on September 20th:

The first one sold for $57.77 and the second for $169.50 (both free P&P).

If they were genuine the seller would have made a loss between the two – but as they can’t be genuine (according to our tech guys) then the seller has probably pocketed a tidy profit.

A member of the frankenflash project’s technical team tells us that the reason none of the genuine 128GB USB flash drives is a swivel type like this is that the circuit board is not long enough to accomodate the memory chips required for this capacity of drive.

We fully expect all flash drives sold by timeisexpress to prove to be dangerous fakes which will corrupt people’s files. 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 24, 2009 at 8:00 AM

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