Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Suspect looking 8GB flash drives listed by UK ebay seller

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needformemoryThe shiny little capacity stickers on these 8GB USB flash drives sold by needformemory make us suspect that these are fakes purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet in the far east.

Every flash drive with these stickers the fightflashfraud team tested turned out to be fake capacity – we are sure these will be too. Fake capacity flash drives cause data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

November 4, 2009 at 8:10 AM

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  1. Hi Erwin,

    If you didn’t email your test results, item number, seller ID etc to sosfakeflashdrive@gmail.com please do so – otherwise the info won’t go in the frankenflash project database – you can see what we need on the report a fake tab as sosfakeflash

    fightflashfraud

    November 7, 2009 at 9:39 AM

  2. I purhased one and it is fake one ;

    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4110336 sectors)
    5.8 GByte DATA LOST (12312576 sectors)
    Details:5.8 GByte overwritten (12312576 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000007d650000
    Expected: 0x000000007d650000
    Found: 0x00000001f5250000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.59 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 5.40 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    I will ask my money back from Paypal.

    Erwin

    November 6, 2009 at 7:35 PM


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