Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

bid with absolute confidence on this 128GB flash drive on ebay UK!

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You can bid with absolute confidence that ebay item number 200444006172 from UK seller pay4les$ is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. It comes as no surprise that pay4les$ is using a private auction in an attempt to hide the fact that this item is fake.

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 05/04/2010
This seller is now listing these as faulty in private ebay auctions with a 1p start price and says:

Please note I selling item as a faulty and no returns are accepted
The problem is I was unable to play some movies on the Flash drive.
There was no problem opening Microsoft office document and pictures.
Also when you try to copy files with more than a gigabyte at the same time errors sometimes occur.
When I checked the drive windows shows exactly the capacity it has and to be honest I do not know what the exact fault is.

WE CAN TELL THIS SELLER IT IS NOT A FAULT – THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS FAKE CAPACITY – A DIGITALLY MANIPULATED DRIVE DESIGNED TO FOOL THE USER INTO THINKING IT IS HIGHER CAPACITY THAN IT IS BY REPORTING A FALSE CAPACITY TO THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

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