Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

What the heck is a “sandisk equivelant usb flash drive” ??

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Hmm – the packaging for these does not look quite like that of genuine Sandisk flash drives I purchased recently. The buy it now price is too low for a genuine 16GB Sandisk on ebay – I think the seller would make a loss of at least £4 on each drive sold at this price.

In very small lettering at the bottom of the listing the seller said:

This item is a sandisk equivelant usb flash drive

What the heck is a “Sandisk equivelent USB flash drive” ?? Either it is Sandisk, or it isn’t!! You can guess our conclusions – five of these were sold by clarkveyron. The team at fightflashfraud very much doubt that these are genuine – too cheap, picture wrong and what appears to be a disclaimer at the bottom of the listing.

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 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM

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