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Author Topic: eBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware  (Read 3398 times)

Ehtyar

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eBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:11:56 AM »
It seems that eBay is still a benefactor of all things nefarious. A currently running scam on eBay involves the modification of USB thumb drives to report a higher-than-actual capacity to the operating system. A friend of mine recently purchased a 16 GB drive for $6, only to find that when attempting to copy more than 4gb of data onto the key, he would corrupt the drive. Be wary people. Read More

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Re: eBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 12:17:13 AM »
ebay_its_cheaper_for_a_reason.jpgeBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware

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Re: eBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 12:26:28 AM »
ROFL. Love it Joshua :)

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Re: eBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 12:03:18 PM »
My rule of thumb on any site is this: unless I know enough about the seller to be sure of their honesty, or unless I know of a reason why the price ought to be low, any price that looks too low to pass up is exactly the offer I want to pass up. ;D

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Re: eBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 10:32:47 PM »
LMAO nice poster Josh. Time to download and show it to everyone :P

Good article, too; I'll tell my dad about it

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Re: eBay USB Thumb Drive Buyers: Beware
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 02:57:02 AM »
We get a lot of that here in china, in fact we see so much of it here that the XPATs here think it is a big joke now. We can normally tell when someone is selling fake stuff.

Rule One: If it is not sold in the regular shops then I leave it alone.
Rule Two: If it is cheap there is a reason why.

Josh: nice photo, remains me of some stuff they sell in gongbei the Fate market in my area. hehe