Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

32GB flash drives from ebay seller hichimecas454 likely to be fakes

Seller hichimecas454 is auctioning a number of different models of 32GB USB flash drive on ebay and we think they are extremely likely to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive appears to have the capacity claimed when you plug it into the computer but this is due to programming which fools the operating system. Most fake capacity USB flash drives have a capacity of 4GB or less and after this has been filled the flash drive 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.


Written by fightflashfraud

January 1, 2011 at 1:27 PM

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