Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio USB flash drive!!

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Sony do not use the Vaio name for USB flash drives, this name is reserved for laptops. The flash drive shown in this picture is counterfeit and counterfeits alway prove to be fake capacity and trash users’ files.

UK ebay member julia8268 has sold two of these fake flash drives. This seller was informed by an ebayer that they were fake. The seller did not reply to the ebay member or end the listings – far from it – the seller now has another one listed – ebay item number 120507913366. In listings julia8268 states:

The unit has been FULLY TESTED and formatted by us, in the UK

We don’t know what this seller thinks fully testing such items consists of but it is certainly not the kind of testing we would recognise! Only filling the drive with files and attempting to open each and every one (the hard way) or using the free program h2testw (the easy way) constitutes fully testing flash memory.

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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