Originally Posted by tinynipples
I know it has been touched on in many other threads (i wish i would have known before ordering) but i am taking a direct approach to possible save others some grief.
Perhaps it is common knowledge or perhaps not. regardless, i was unaware which means at least some people might not know. There are loads of fake Micro SD cards floating around. typically ebay. Basically they take a 2gb or so and manipulate the code a little bit to make your computer/phone see it as a 32gb card. usually.
It must be chip manufacturers(fabs) producing these things. I don't think you can just set up in a shed somewhere making or doctoring flash chips. It's not like fake Gucci handbags or something, it's highly specialised, you need clean rooms and very expensive machinery. But then with organised crime and corruption, anything is possible.