Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Another ebay gremlin selling fake USB flash drives

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These 4GB USB flash drives from dodo_gogo are fakes. All other flash drives from this seller are certain to be fakes too – if you bought one, it will trash your files!

Seller dodo_gogo has plenty of fake flash drives for you to choose from – how much data would you like to kiss goodbye to? 4GB? 8GB? 16GB? Perhaps you are a student who wants to dump all those pesky assignments? Here’s your chance – just buy a flash drive from this seller and transfer all your work to it! Bye bye assignments – gone forever!

If you bought any flash memory item on ebay (or anywhere else for that matter) do not rely on what you see when you look at the properties of the drive. Fakes are programmed to report a false capacity to the operating system. What you see in properties is not necessarily what you get. Something may show as 16GB but the real capacity could be as little as 256mb.

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 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM

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