Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

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Is this ebay seller confused about what he or she is selling here?

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Is seller jiaojing08 (registered in China) suffering from a disability or disorder of some sort that has led to him or her being incapable of matching the picture, title and description of items for sale on ebay? We can’t imagine why else this item would have the title:

64GB Leather Flash Memory Pen Stick Thumb Drive USB 2.0

but show a picture of a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 and have in the detailed description:

NEW 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Storage Memory Thumb Stick with 5 years warranty

Features
It is a new standard of digital memory card with small, thin, light, powerful and high performance.
This makes the flash memory drive ideally for a portable, embedded, mobile device which complying with USB 2.0 protocol of data transferring. It provides a superior data transfer rate.
Super small, light, thin and high performance

So what exactly is jiaojing08 selling here?? Whatever it is we can say without doubt that at a price of £17 with free P&P it certainly won’t have a real capacity of 64GB. It simply has to be a fake that trashes data.
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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 13, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Problems with a flash memory item? Maybe it is a fake flash drive!

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Did you buy an MP player/ USB flash drive/ pen drive/ memory stick/ memory card and find that after a while your files were lost or corrupt? Maybe you bought a fake flash drive!! All these items use the same type of memory which is easily programmed by fraudsters to display a false capacity to the operating system. Beware! If you use any type of fake flash memory you will eventually lose all your files – your music, your photos, your video, your documents, your spreadsheets – everything!!

Written by fightflashfraud

May 10, 2009 at 8:23 PM