Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

We suspect this 16GB USB flash drive sold on ebay is fake

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We think this 16GB USB flash drive sold by candler1614 on ebay USA is fake capacity and corrupts files. The drive is marked Micro Vault – the name used by Sony for their flash drives – but there is no model on the Sony site that looks like this. We think these may have come from a fraudulent supplier in China.

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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  1. Unfortunately, I bought the said fake USB drive from candler1614 on eBay, whose account is no longer active. I returned it before using the h2testw to provide more evidence, but I definitely had data corrupted on numerous occasions and it was obvious that the USB drive was defective, if not a fake/fraud.

    At first candler1614 promised a refund, but never refunded my money and is now ignoring my communications. With a refund I would have happily let this go, but since this guy plays dirty, here is his information:

    Ed & Sammie Candler
    11223 CR 347
    Hawley, TX 79525

    Scammed eBay User

    June 27, 2010 at 3:05 AM

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