Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Bought a flash drive on ebay from audiosavings? Test with h2testw

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If you bought the 16GB flash drive shown in the ebay listing above (item number 390254286558) from audiosavings you are advised to test it immediately as an ebay member reports that they are fakes. The member tested with Michel Machado’s program f3 for non Windows users (an alternative to Harald Bögeholz’s Windows based program h2testw) but we’d still recommend anyone with access to a Windows computer to test with h2testw as f3 seems to need a bit more technical understanding.

The seller currently has a listing for 8GB flash drives (ebay item number 390254249944) – we’d suggest that buyers test these too as a comment about this model in a previous listing (ebay item number390254286548) suggests these may be fakes too.

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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Written by fightflashfraud

November 17, 2010 at 1:42 PM

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