Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Looks like this ebayer in Australia has been to fakeflashland

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold by zanygolfer37 are genuine this seller is making a huge loss. However, we don’t think this is the case – we think this ebayer bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeits. Counterfeit flash memory is always fake capacity and destroys files after a while.

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.

UPDATE 31/12/09

Seller zanygolfer37 has now listed the very obvious fake flash drive on the left. There is no such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive made by Sony, or anyone else for that matter.

As this is patently fake then we can say with absolute certainty that this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that any USB flash drives from this seller a pretty certain to be fakes that will corrupt files.

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