Sony counterfeit usb flash drives are one of the longest selling in fake flash memory history. Advertised in capacities from 16GB to 880GB. Few have a capacity of more than 512MB! You might say the Sony MicroVault scam is one of the oldest and biggest in profit. These fakes are also sold under the name of Sony Vaio usb flash drives. Vaio is Sony’s laptop brand.
You will find one of the best collections on the internet for these fakes and their product numbers at FlashDriveFacts under the category Counterfeits Sony
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The advertised size on the packaging is almost always: 16g 32g 60g 64g 120g 240g 250g 360g 500g 512g 640g 880g. A dead giveaway, shouting FAKE! Still resellers import them and sell them to unsuspecting buyers. You can still find them on eBay. Several years ago you found listings for them daily on eBay.
These days you will see them sold in open air markets around the world. You will find them sold on street corners too. Some buyers are suspicious but even the corner seller has a laptop ready to convince. A quick plug in, a few clicks to show the size reported by the operating system and the sale is made! It is the oldest trick in the book. USB flash controller chips have been upgraded and manipulated along with the flash storage chips to LIE about their real size. All you need is the right low level software reformatting programme.
They are even sold on local buses travelling dusty roads, or muddy ones from the daily rains, with the seller offering an interesting story of how he bought them at an amazing bargain. Only he doesn’t need them all and is willing to part with a few, but only a few… The rest are for his family and relatives. The buyer falls for the tale and feels privileged a stranger is willing to share his amazing good fortune.
Fake Sony usb flash drives come with interesting stories. Interesting or not, the buyer soon discovers a horrible lesson – data loss as these usb flash drive fakes are usually only 512MB in real capacity. A few of the larger advertised fake capacity have 2GB. InspectorTech at FixFakeFlash has seen many comments and pleas for assistence to restore them to their genuine capacity. So many who repair are in shock when they discover after all their hard work they only have a little 512MB flash drive, often less as most of the chips were defective – rejects.
Prices for the counterfeit Sony MicroVault usb flash drives are rising. They are no longer sold wholesale for as little as $5 US. The larger capacity fakes: 64g 120g 240g 250g 360g 500g 512g 640g 880g are being sold for a lot more wholesale. The reason is the market prices for the genuine higher capacities offered for thumb drives. It also commands a false reassurance to potential buyers that they are not fake. The sellers are willing to accommodate the illusion.
You might say fake Sony Micro Vault and Vaio flash drives advertise the biggest capacity deliver the smallest real capacity!
They are also sold to tourists in China and you will be surprised to learn just how many buy them.
FlashChipTutor wants to expand the collection, high quality good digital photos of the packaging. Most important are the product codes found at the lower right front packaging. For example USM4042, USM64024 and so on. You can send them to email@example.com Subject:Sony Fake Model Number XXXXXXXX and or Size XXX go.
Many potential sellers have avoided these Sony fakes with a simple internet search.
Fraudulent wholesalers will continue to sell them so long as there is a willing market, but by cataloging them, frauded resellers and buyers can fight back. Fraudulent sellers such as eesuhao0813 will be caught by DragonDakel’s watchdogs who patrol the world wide web hunting suspect usb flash drives to warn the public.
To fight the fake Sony usb pen sticks, internet awareness must increase.
When awareness grows and the message gets out, people around the world begin fighting back and making their local communities aware. It spreads. It is one of the most important goals of the FrankenFlash Project.
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If you bought a flash memory item from C2Coffer seller eesuhao0813 seller you are advised to test item(so) 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 our Report A Fake Tab. Make sure you mention your seller was on C2Coffer in your comment. You can also document by sending information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
For a catalogue of common fakes, please see FlashDriveFacts. Scroll down on the left menu bar to see the categories. SOSFakeFlash has a very long list of eBay sellers who sold fake capacity flash memory. You can view them by country on the left menu bar in categories.
FakeMemorySentinel also issues internet warnings. If you are an eBay seller, please do not try to resell fake flash memory on eBay. If you do, you will be suspended by eBay and your buyers will report you. SOSFakeFlash has a zero tolerance policy.
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Additional Reading And Help:
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.
Flash Memory Testing:
H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives
Read about it, then go to the download links. It is free to use. Harald Bögeholz created it to help people test accurately, c’t Magazin für Computertechnik commissioned it and www.heise.de hosts it. Together they have provided people around the world with an amazing tool to find out the real capacity of flash memory chip devices for a long time. It is their contribution to the world to test and avoid fake memory!
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