Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

suspect 32GB flash drive in private ebay listing from slw0808

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We suspect that the 32GB USB flash drives in this private ebay listing from slw0808 will prove to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. We have come across a number of fakes in this packaging and we think the buy it now price is a little too low for these to be genuine.

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 30/10/10
Seems that slw0808 is still selling dodgy flash drives. There are two current listings, this one (item no 220689033440):

and a for charity listing (how many fake flash drives have we seen in ebay for charity listings?? – lord knows, but it’s a lot! If you want to see the charity listing it is ebay item number 220689508564. So far no buyers of the dodgy flash drives sold in private ebay listings by slw0808 have discovered the problem.

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 5, 2010 at 11:58 PM

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