Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Another ebay fraudster from China selling counterfeit Kingston

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The ebay ID beautiful-love365 no doubt belongs to one of the familiar fraud gangs operating on ebay. The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this listing are without the shadow of a doubt counterfeit and fake capacity. Apart from anything else the flash chips used in a genuine one would cost more than the buy it now price, without taking the other components into consideration.

The fraudsters sell flash drives that have been programmed to show a false capacity to the operating system. This fools the average user into thinking they got a bargain, when in fact what they got was a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files.

These fraud gangs replicate the look of the flash drives sold by well know brands such as Kingston, Transcend, Sony etc and use inferior factory reject chips – usually with a true capacity of 2GB or less. The flash drives are programmed to display a much higher capacity than is really available with the result that data is overwritten, lost and destroyed.

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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