Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

beware ebay seller beulahy: another ebay fake flash fraudster

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Seller beulahy is yet another ebay fake flash fraudster in China selling counterfeit fake capacity Kingston flash drives on ebay that we can gaurantee will corrupt users’ files. The buy it now price in this ebay listing is well below the cost to Kingston of manufacturing the 128GB DataTraveler 200.

The price doesn’t come anywhere near covering the cost of manufacturing the flash memory chips – the expensive part of a flash drive. However, it is enough to build a look-alike housing (the cheap part) and put in a circuit board in with a low capacity reject memory chip and a control chip (programmed to report a false capacity) on the circuit board.

Voila! Foolish buyers who are either greedy for a bargain and leave common sense behind (or those who have absolutely no idea about the real cost of flash memory) are fooled for just long enough for the fraudsters to run away with the cash!

Don’t be an idiot, like those of us who started this and the other blogs and web sites about fake flash! We fell into the trap of buying fake flash memory – please learn from our bitter experience!! Do your research before you buy flash memory items anywhere!

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 07/10/10
Needless to say fake flash fraudster beulahy has now been suspended by ebay.

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