Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Buyers fail to notice they bought fake USB flash drives on ebay

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memoryking_comUK seller memoryking_com is one of many who have been selling the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive shown on the left for months without anyone who bought one realising they are fake.

This seller doesn’t sell these at the huge capacities that fraudsters in the far east do. The ones from memoryking_com are only advertised at 16GB capacity (rather than the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities adverised by some sellers) but they are fake capacity none the less.

This suggests to us that people buying flash drives advertised as 8GB and over on ebay really have no need of such high capacity drives.

If they did need flash drives of such high capacity they would notice very quickly that they had a fake! Anyone who tried to save a couple of 4GB videos to any flash drive of this type and then tried to play the videos would soon run into trouble!

A word of advice folks – instead of buying “bargain” flash drives on ebay of a higher capacity than you need, take your pennies to a reliable supplier and purchase a reliable flash drive of the capacity you actually need at a fair price! The bargain flash drives on ebay are fakes and will corrupt all your files eventually.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 27, 2009 at 12:31 AM

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