Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Seller in the USA lists a range of fake flash drives on ebay

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Above are pictures of the models of fake flash drive listed for sale on ebay USA by seller jjat1677. The flash drive on the far left is a fake 64GB Sony – not made by Sony and not 64GB. The second drive from the left is not 240GB – there are no Kingston 240GB USB flash drives!! In fact no one makes pen drives of this capacity.

Two out of the three drives in the next picture are the wrong colour for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler drives – so all will be fake. The final picture on the right shows a drive listed as a 32GB Sony Vaio – the name Vaio is used only for laptops not for flash drives and the biggest flash drives offered by Sony are only 16GB!

This seller obviously went shopping in fake flash land. Had jjat1677 done some basic research by looking at the Sony and Kingston websites to find out what was actually available then he or she would not have fallen into the clutches of a fraudulent supplier.


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.

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