Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

fake 640GB Sony flash drive in private ebay auction from hark_us

This flash drive listed on ebay by hark_us is an out and out fake – there is not and never will be such a thing as a 640GB Sony flash drive other than fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt files. These flash drives are manufactured by fraudsters in China. As this is such an obvious fake it is likely that any other flash memory item listed on ebay by seller hark_us will also be a fake that corrupts files.

There are plenty of fake flash drives of this type in any old fantastic fake capacity you care to imagine as this picture taken in a shop in Singapore demonstrates:

shanghai display

A cabinet full of obvious fake flash drives – and above these, fake capacity MP3/MP4 players – openly being sold in a shop. This is common in China – the home of fake flash memory.

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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