Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Are these sellers’ flash memory items genuine or not?

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Sellers tomyaho, ramwardo and hoodox have a lot of Sandisk flash memory items listed on ebay. Some of them seem rather too cheap to be genuine as far as we can see. Could they be counterfeit and therefore fake capacity? We won’t know until buyers test their items. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 1, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Ebay sellers – if ebayers warn item is fake, take note.

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If you have listed an item and ebayers tell you it is fake please pay attention. There are a lot of knowlegable ebayers out there – victims of fake flash themselves. They may be either sellers who bought from dishonest Chinese companies or end users who bought on Ebay and learned a lesson the hard way. They know what they are talking about and seldom if ever get it wrong. You should immediately end your listing and check your item. The easiest way is with h2testw – if it’s a large capacity drive a test involving the first 20GB should be enough to show it is fake. If your drive comes in packaging like the ones below it is certainly fake – in fact at these capacities there are no drives that look like these anyway!
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See the page How to tell whether a USB flash drive to see the only real 32GB and 64GB Kingston – everything else is fake. Also see posts about fake Kingston for info about lower capacity fake Kingston.