Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

We think this 1GB USB flash drive from Taiwan looks dodgy

with 2 comments

We have a sneaking suspicion that this 1GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by dashop168 will prove to be a fake that corrupts users’ files.

This seller is also offering the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive (leather and steel model) in 2GB capacity.

We think it unlikely (though not absolutely impossible at this capacity) that these will not be genuine either.

The seller also has other models on offer – if one proves to be fake then it is likely all will be.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 13, 2010 at 10:37 AM

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  1. If we’d tried it we’d be able to say for sure wouldn’t we? We have seen and tested enough fakes in our time to notice the tell tale signs – and this has tell-tale signs that mean we’d be very surprised if it is genuine.

    fightflashfraud

    January 29, 2010 at 8:24 AM

  2. Have you tried it ?

    J.Yu

    January 29, 2010 at 1:28 AM


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