Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Suspect Sandisk USB flash drives listed on ebay UK

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andcad1

We suspect that the 32GB Sandisk USB flash drive in the listing above and the 16GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed by UK seller andcad1 could be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may be unaware that there could be a problem with these.

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 testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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  1. Each drive listed by this seller strangely lack original packaging even though they are listed as new but never used.

    It is quite common for fake capacity counterfeits to be shipped out from the orient without packaging.
    Any drives offered without original packaging should be avoided. Original packaging on many drives holds serial number information or other authenticity related material.

    I would never trust a seller who cannot provide original packaging for an unused drive.

    Traveler

    October 26, 2009 at 11:35 PM


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