4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2018 8:24 AM by hardcoregames™

    facebook ads selling 2tb usb, sure sure

    hardcoregames™

      "wish" is spams facebook all the time and today's scam is a 2TB USB stick

       

      only 1 known, made by Kingston and it's a big heavy stick with a lot of chips inside

       

      so the fake is being sold to the gullible who fall for such scams

       

      I have reported them several times and they must be making money with the scam

        • Re: facebook ads selling 2tb usb, sure sure
          elstaci

          That why when I purchase 10 of those suckers it only held 2 gigabytes of data.

           

          Surprised they don't sell it in the biggest website for selling "fake" products - Ebay.com

            • Re: facebook ads selling 2tb usb, sure sure
              hardcoregames™

              elstaci wrote:

               

              That why when I purchase 10 of those suckers it only held 2 gigabytes of data.

               

              Surprised they don't sell it in the biggest website for selling "fake" products - Ebay.com

              don't forget amazon and alibaba etc

                • Re: facebook ads selling 2tb usb, sure sure
                  elstaci

                  Yeah, it is fairly widespread.

                   

                  Amazon at least tries to stop anyone that sells fake products if enough customers complain. Unfortunately, Amazon Marketplace is different. There anyone can sell you a fake GPU card, as an example, and it will be you against the seller since really Amazon has no control over what Marketplace sellers sale.

                   

                  Asian ebay type websites like DHGate also sells many "fake" products.

                   

                  I remember I was thinking about purchasing a 64 or 128 gbyte Flash drive. I noticed how extremely expensive they were from the manufacturer's site. This was when the largest Flash drive being sold was around 32 gbytes. Went to ebay.com and saw many 64 and 128 gbyte Flash drives being sold really cheap. Decided to google about fake Flash drives and found out most were sold from Ebay.

                   

                  It describes how the person or company selling the fake Flash Drives alters the Flash drives to reflect the wrong amount of Memory storage. Another words, they take a 2 gbyte Flash drive and change the coding so that when you plug it in, it will show 64 gigabyte Flash drive. But when you try to copy files that are more than 2 gbytes you will get a Windows error saying not enough space to copy.

                   

                  So, you paid for 64 gbtye Flash drive that is no bigger than a 2 gbyte Flash drive.  The Company or person makes out literally like a bandit in the amount of profit they earned selling you a 2 gbtyes Flash Drive as a more expensive fake 64 gbyte Flash drive.