The first rule of Scam (busting) Camp is: If it seems too good to be true; it probably is ... Funnily enough that's the second rule too.
Many of you know that my first and foremost job role is that of an IT Engineer a fixerer of computers - a whiz-kid.
Upon investigating the marketplace iOffer.com which is swamped with Chinese sellers I wanted to test the waters.
So, I bought a 'Kingston 256GB flash drive' for £10.32! They're worth around £400 RED FLAG.
Upon its arrival date:
The packaging was exceptional - it looked the real deal.
I opened the packaging and there was my first doubt ... It weighed between nothing and 10g!
The plastic was also of the cheap very brittle variety definitely not a thermoset plastic.
Upon plugging this stick in it showed that it was 255GB - pretty standard stuff.
Then, I tried to create a file of size 240 GB with the command fsutil file createnew filetest 24000000000 (or something similar) and was told there wasn't enough space on disk.
I'd bought a dud. A reprogrammed chip worth about £5.
Look at iOffer it's swamped with criminals.
Remember, if it's too good to be true ...