Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

UK ebay seller urbanturban obviously does not understand the fake flash memory problem!!

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It seems that UK ebay member urbanturban bought a large number of obviously fake 128GB USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier (probably in China) and discovered there is a problem with them. It seems this seller did no research before buying these to sell on ebay.

Please, pretty please?? Do some research before buying flash memory items to sell on ebay and test at least a 10% sample (wherever you bought!) to save both yourself and your buyers from greif.

The flash drive in this listing is not faulty it is a fake capacity USB flash drive that was deliberately programmed to show a false capacity to the operating system. A fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files after a while.

We doubt that urbanturban is a fraudster – it is more likely that he (or she) is simply an ordinary ebayer who fell foul of a fraudulent supplier. We hope this seller will do the honourable thing and refund any buyers – a painful financial loss, but the only honest thing to do in this situation. If urbanturban wants to get in touch we will do our best to help the seller get a refund from the supplier – sadly this is often extremely difficult.

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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