Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Suspect flash drive in private auction on ebay Canada

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Every flash drive we have tested that came in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity. We think the same will apply to these 16GB USB flash drives listed in a private auction by cheapitems_bargain. Fake capacity flash drives corrupt data. We advise everyone to avoid USB flash drives on ebay especially if:

    There is a shiny capacity sticker on the item
    The sales are private
    The drive comes in this packaging
    The item is being sold at auction with a very low start price
    The buy it now price is much lower than you see elsewhere

These things are generally a sign that the flash drive is likely to be fake capacity and cause data loss and corruption.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 28, 2009 at 8:28 AM

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