Apparently, the dealers in China often rip the cards out of old GPS machines and relabel them with a fake serial number and SanDisk logos.
After looking into the topic, it turns out there are some telltale signs that give a fake card away:
- The serial number is on the back, not the front so fraudulent sellers can display the card in photos without giving their game away.
- The SDHC logo is not clearly printed and may appear blurred or smudged.
- The white writing on the card is a straight white rather than a muted white colour.
The only guaranteed way of getting a real SDHC card is by dealing with a local dealer who has a legitimate address in Australia and who you can follow up through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) if you are sold a fake.
You have been warned!