Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Two models of obviously counterfeit flash drive on ebay Australia

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Seller gjr1961 has listings for two models of 64GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia. Both models are patently counterfeits as neither Kingson nor Sony make these 64GB models.

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Kingston only make the flash drive shown above in capacites up to 32GB therefore this is a counterfeit. Sony do not make any flash drives above 16GB and the Vaio name is for laptops not for USB flash drives, therefore the flash drive shown below is also counterfeit. Seller gjr1961 has obviously been shopping in fake flash land. The seller may be unaware that these are fakes.

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Counterfeit flash drives are always fake capacity and will corrupt users’ data once the real capacity is exceeded. Fakes are programmed to report a false capacity to the operating system so looking at the drive properties only shows what the fraudsters who programmed them want you to see.

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.

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