Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Test flash drives from ebayer mixmasala19 with h2testw immediately

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We first reported our suspicions about another model of flash drive sold by mixmasala19 on ebay back in November 2009. Feedback from buyers suggests that we are right in thinking that the USB flash drives from this seller are fakes. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the real (much smaller than advertised) capacity is full as there is nowhere left for files to go. Do not be fooled by what you see in drive properties – fakes are programmed to report a false capacity to the operating system.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM

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