Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

www.flashdrive500gb.com – beware of this new website

A comment today suggesting that http://www.flashdrive.500gb.com was offering genuine 500 gigabyte flash drives prompted the first new post on this site since September 2011. Here is a screenshot of the site’s product page:


There never has been and never will be a genuine 500 gigabyte USB flash drive of the type shown – the flashdrives might have 500 gigabits of memory (equivilant of 8 megabytes, or approx 5 floppy disks) which is less that the smallest capacity genuine flash drives we have ever seen and certainly is not enough to store the hundreds of files claimed. Sony made a flash drive that looked like this years back when they first appeared – but the capacity was tiny.

Caveat emptor – the flash drives on this site are either those original tiny capacity ones that store next to nothing (worth about 50 cents at most) or they are fakes programmed to fool the operating system into seeing them as 500 gigabytes. If (as we are pretty certain) they are the latter, you will end up with trashed files if you buy one.

http://www.flashdrive500gb.com was registered on 15/05/2012 by fenny yulianti.
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: FLASHDRIVE500GB.COM
Domain servers in listed order:
NS05.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
NS06.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

Contact details given on flashdrive500gb site:
Address : ITC Kebun Kelapa Lt. 3 Blok B5 No. 9 Bandung Jabar Indonesia
Phone : +6285220111666
e-Mail : flashdrive500gb@yahoo.com

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