Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Hmm – this UK seller’s ebay listings look a bit suspect!

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UK seller uk.proskill has sold a number of 16GB Integral USB flash drives on ebay. In all the listings the seller warns against cheap imports:

16GB Integral Courier USB 2.0 High Speed Flash Drive/Memory Stick – 2 Year Warranty

This is a quality product from top UK Brand Integral – Beware of cheap fake imports.

The listings also always say the flash drives have been used a few times:

Perfect for Work, College, School or Home.

used only few times – perfect working condition.

How many people do you know who had at least SIX genuine 16GB USB flash drives that they used a few times and no longer need?? Few people (other than those involved in film or animation) would really have the need for flash drives of 16GB or over.

Unless the seller is someone who ran a small business in the creative industries that went bust we can’t see why uk.proskill would be selling used 16GB Integral flash drives. We suspect they may turn out to be fakes and advise anyone who bought from this seller to test the flash drive!!

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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