Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Familiar fake USB flash drive in new packaging listed by UK ebayer

with 2 comments

This 64GB leather and steel type USB flash drive is a very familiar fake that always corrupts users’ files. Although the fraudulent wholesale suppliers that UK ebay seller rich-n-vel bought these from has used packaging that we have not come across before the picture shows the tell-tale shiny little capacity sticker that many such fakes have.

Seller rich-n-vel probably has absolutely no idea that these are fakes – perhaps a kind ebayer will warn this seller (who has a spotless record as a seller to date) that he or she has been the victim of fraud and should test these with h2testw.

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 01/02/20010
We understand that (having been advised that these were fakes by an ebay member) this seller has now removed them from sale. We’d be interested to hear from the seller about who the supplier was as this packaging is new to us.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 31, 2010 at 8:00 AM

2 Responses

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  1. It seems the auction was ended with no-sale, which will save the sellers perfect feedback for a while.

    Micro

    February 1, 2010 at 7:38 PM

  2. Seller was advised by a member that they may be selling a fake false capacity device, advised to check with h2testw

    Micro

    February 1, 2010 at 9:20 AM


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