Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Hong Kong ebay seller with a pretty picture of a crappy fake USB flash drive

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gremlin2sSeller sam.station is yet another gremlin from China selling fake capacity flash drives – this seller has very pretty pictures but the usual crappy fakes! The flash drive shown below will have much less capacity than the advertised 16GB.

It is a particularly nasty little fake (from the point of view of investigating fake flash) as it’s difficult to identify the the control chip.


Fake flash drives eventually corrupt users’ files when the true capacity is exceeded as there is nowhere for them to go. 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

November 3, 2009 at 10:09 AM

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