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Using A Sticker To Indicate Capacity For USB Flash Drives. Beware, You Might Be Buying Fake Capacity. eBay Flash Memory Seller charlie06charlie – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Fälschung?

Posted by DragonDakel on September 4, 2011

For many years fraudulent flash memory wholesale sites in Asia have been using little stickers indicating capacity size for usb flash drives. SOSFakeFlash has many reports from victims on eBay who bought them.

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It is usually a shiny silver sticker that changes in the light, similar to a hologram. Over the years it has become one of the classic signs for a generic fake capacity usb flash drive. These stickers range in printed size from 4GB to 512GB. Fakes usually start at 8GB these days. They are easy to place on the flash drives and very low cost. It is also a sign of a cheap price, at least for the importer. Would a respectable and proud manufacturer of flash memory use a sticky label? It is not professional. If you see a label like this on a usb flash drive you purchased, beware and test the real capacity immediately before using.

If you bought a flash memory item from eBay seller: charlie06charlie you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives. You may have purchased a fake flash memory product.

If your memory item fails testing report immediately to SOSFakeFlash . If your eBay seller is deregistered from eBay, it is urgent you report in to SOSFakeFlash. If you do not, they will not be able to investigate and to record in the their database to publish an offical alert listing all items sold. eBay is suspending fake flash memory sellers to avoid buyers leaving feedback or recording the truth.

Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Read: Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please see Validation Memory links for brand names and flash nand memory chip decoding. Reminder, Gb is Gigabits, not Gigabytes. 8 bits is 1 byte. You must divide by 8, if manufacturer lists size as Gb. Exercise care in disassembly of your item to decode.

If you need help and information on eBay read:

Fake Flash Memory – Hacked! Top Articles SOSFakeFlash. Consumer, Reseller Education. Beware. Be Wise. Learn. Avoid Fake Flash Memory. Learn To Test For Real Flash Memory Capacity.

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

Changing Trends In The Sale Of Fake Memory On eBay For USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards And MP Players. SOSFakeFlash Advises Do Not Buy From eBay Sellers With Low FeedBack Scores. Avoid Sellers with Scores Under 300+ To Protect Yourself From Potential Fraud. Learn Why.

Check your eBay Sellers feedback, type in the id: http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs

charlie06charlie – United Kingdom

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