Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

muzzdfc auctioning obvious fake 32GB USB flash drive on ebay

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The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from muzzdfc is a well known fake manufactured by fraudsters in China. We don’t know where the seller obtained this flash drive but what we do know is that (whatever it says on the flash drive and packaging) it has absolutely nothing to do with Sony. This is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

The seller may be unaware it is fake – a lot of people sell flash memory items on ebay without knowing the first thing about them. This particular type of fake has been around a long time – in all sorts of capacities, many of which are capacities that no real flash drive would have!!

Anyone visiting the far east is likely to see this sold all over the place; in shops, on market stalls – everywhere. Maybe muzzdfc has been on a trip to China (which we sometimes refer to as fakeflash land) – where all the fake flash memory items are made. Perhaps this photo (taken around a year ago) of a display case in a shop in Shanghai illustrates our point:

shanghai display

A cabinet full of obvious fake flash drives – and above these, fake capacity MP3/MP4 players – openly being sold in a shop. Maybe this seller went into a shop like this? Wherever it came from the flash drive in this ebay listing is a fake and corrupts files.

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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