Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

cloton627 lists “upgraded” flash drive on ebay – it will trash files!

Seller cloton627 says in this ebay listing (item number 220725861806) that the flash drive being auction is:

128GB – Upgraded to 256 GB

Upgraded? UPGRADED?? What a load of tosh – this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The model pictured is the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive. This flash drive is a big target for fraud gangs in China who produce replicas with tiny real capacities programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. If you see the word upgraded used in connection with flash drives you can be sure you are looking at a fake that trashes 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.

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