Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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What the h*** is a refurbished flash drive? Never heard of one!!

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Wha on earth does USA ebay seller laugutgut mean by refurbished here?

REFURBISHED?? Who ever heard of a refurbished flash drive? We have certainly never heard of such a thing. The seller states in the listing:

Condition: Used or Refurbished (Not in Retail Package, ONLY come with USB)
I did test the USB by myself, transfter a max of 4GB files into USB, without any crash or problems.Because this USB is customers return or refurbished product, I cannot guarantee its condition or function. Therefore, I have to sell this USB in AS IS condition.
Please read the item description carefully before you place a bid on it.
I will ship to World Wide

Ah – the seller really means a customer returned the drive, then! Now why would a customer do that we wonder? Couldn’t be because it turned out to be counterfeit and fake capacity by any chance could it?? Now, though we’ve never heard of a REFURBISHED flash drive we have heard of fakes being returned to sellers.

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

October 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM

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