Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

UK ebay member sells fake 64GB flash drive that will trash files

with 2 comments


As ebay remove listings by andjul4 for these flash drives several times it seems the seller must be aware that these are fakes. Fakes trash users’ files after a while because they are fake capacity (though they fool the operating system into reporting the expected capacity.

Once the real capacity is exceeded files become corrupt or vanish altogether. 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 25, 2009 at 10:58 AM

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  1. Just had a look at current listing (ebay item number 140510552220) – of course the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold by are fake capacity counterfeits that will trash people’s files. What did you expect – a real one for £41.99 with free p&P?? Don’t make me laugh!


    February 10, 2011 at 12:51 PM

  2. I bought a 256gb fake from ebay member

    Avoid like the plague!!


    February 10, 2011 at 12:36 PM

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