Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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cl27144 lists notorious 64GB leather and steel flash drive on ebay

The leather and steel type flash drive in this ebay auction from cl27144 is notorious – in tests conducted by our team and other fake flash investigators it has never proved to have a real capacity above 4GB although (due to fraudulent programming) it will report the advertised capacity to the operating system.

Such fake capacity USB flash drives inevitably corrupt files once the user tries to save more than the true capacity to them. The seller may have no idea that this is a fake. Perhaps some kind ebayer will advise seller cl27144 to end the listing and test the flash drive with h2testw.

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 4, 2011 at 9:37 PM

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