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Alibaba Com 1TB USB Flash Drives DINO ELECTRONIC CO LTD. Amazing Cheap Cost Only $5.20 US If You Buy 50 Units. Do You Know About The Lipstick USB Flash Drive? Warning Test Immediately For Flash Chip Capacity!

Posted by DragonDakel on October 14, 2011

DINO ELECTRONIC CO LTD on Alibaba has an amazing deal for you if you are interested in flash memory fraud. This seller is listing the infamous lipstick usb flash drive at an advertised capacity of 1 Terabyte. The lipstick usb flash drive has frequently been offered on eBay and brazenly listed as belonging to the Sony brand name. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The cost price of $5.20 will tip most people off that it is a fake. Unfortunately that is exactly what some resellers are looking for. They know it is a fake. They also know it will cost them very little to import. When plugged in to a PC or Laptop it will report 1TB to the operating system. Buyers will be deceived. Until they begin to loose their data files……..

Are you going to import these 1tb fakes from DINO ELECTRONIC CO LTD? Will you be that foolish?


Investigative internet team, code named “Spookie” has this to say at the news site for fake flash memory:

Chinese Fraudsters Dumping 2tb, 1tb and 512gb Flash Drives On Alibaba com For Less Than $20.00. Should You Buy?

You should take the warning seriously. If you have a lot of free time, you can visit SOSFakeFlash and start looking at some of the early alerts dating back to 2009. You will see this flash drive presented over and over again by eBay sellers who were caught selling fake flash memory. It was very common for eBay sellers registered in Hong Kong and China. Things have been quiet in the last 9 months for the lipstick usb flash drive, you don’t see them much on eBay. Probably because of all the bad press they got.

Certain usb flash drive memory sticks are very easy to reprogram. If you find this impossible to believe then you should read:

Largest USB Flash Drive Pendrive Stick In The World – 500GB. Amazing Smallest Size Available!

People in the FrankenFlash project know how to do it. Fortunately they are the “Good Guys”. You might be interested in:

How Do You Alter Flash Memory Chips To Lie About Their Real Capacity – Do You Want To Know More?

So far SOSFakeFlash has not published on the “How”, they are waiting for the polls to reach the magic number of people who respond. Your opinion counts.

Some people are really afraid SOSFakeFlash will publish the details on how you can do it. But why waste the time to do it? If DINO ELECTRONIC CO LTD is willing to sell you a ready made fake for only $5.20 US why bother?

The Alibaba internet site is notorious for selling fake flash memory. It’s no secret. SOSFakeFlash has had received so many reports, from buyers and duped resellers.

Does a 1 Terabyte usb thumb drive exist? No.

Currently nobody is stupid enough to list one on eBay, but that could easily change.

If you bought a flash memory item from Alibaba seller DINO ELECTRONIC CO LTD you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

Resellers please read: How An eBay Seller Accidentally Fell Into The Trap Of Selling Fake 32GB Micro Memory Cards On eBay But Discovered In Time! A Personal Story. eBay Buyer Suspicions, Internet Research Did The Rest

If your memory item fails testing post a comment on SOSFakeFlash’s Report A Fake Tab and here. You can also document by sending information to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com. Addressing Information is important!

Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Please 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.

For a catalogue of common fakes, please see FlashDriveFacts . Scroll down on the left menu bar to see the categories.

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