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Toward A Fake Flash Drive Free World – No More Counterfeits – No More Data Loss

appolly Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 29, 2009

appolly is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives and soon to be discovered MP Players. Based in China appolly is busy selling – harvesting another fake flash profit crop. If you bought appolly, test!

Is this seller id connected to other id’s? Naturally. SOSFakeFlash is publishing everything the seller sells. So far the current count is over 1100+ items sold. Need a hint? Look at the previous post and tell us what you see? In fact, have a child under the age of 8 look at the two posts – what do they see?

This is another cycle repeat of fake flash selling. If only eBay would actually have a few employee’s addressing the issue. They said in the summer of 2008 eBay had 2000+ working against fraud, going after counterfeiters and fraud. We don’t think so.

Once again SOSFakeFlash has a question for eBay.

Will eBay try to hide the truth about this seller by deregistering him so we can begin the chase again? The endless chase.

Don’t jump up and down with joy when eBay deregisters a seller!

It is not really for the protection of eBayers. It is so that eBay can get rid of the evidence. No listings for anyone to inspect. This causes additional work for the FrankenFlash project. We are forced to delay issuing alerts to the internet to warn members. Why? To preserve the evidence – first. This was not necessary in the past, but now eBay is monitoring the site and trying to sweep things quickly under the rug. “When little red riding hood came calling…” (eBay will know what this means) we understood it was not your interest being served (all eBay fake flash victims for the last 6 years). To protect you, eBay must change the rules for listing usb flash based technology and they are not willing to do this. It is cheaper to deregister sellers and hide evidence then to spend money from fees they collect from fake flash selling to fix the issue. The fancy term is “risk management”. It should not require an army of programmers to change things unless the sites are poorly designed. Let’s see what eBay is going to do…

If you want this seller stopped – roll up your sleeves and start contacting his buyers. It is called fake flash angel duty and is best performed by the victims of the seller to be shut down.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Have a look at all the models being sold.

To see appolly’s negative feedback Please Click Here

March 28th, 2009 – we have 3 eBay listings confirmed fake.

appolly’s recent earnings:

Items Sold: 93.94%
Total Value Sold: £9962.76
Total Value Shipping: £0.00
Total Value Not Sold: £139.40
Sold Item Fees: £354.20
Unsold Item Fees: £23.95

These are the models sold under the eBay seller appolly All are confirmed as Counterfeit, recorded with eBayer ID and eBay Item Number – Standard Procedure. Presented as listed at auction. Counterfeit items tied to criminal activity enjoy no protection. If you bought one of these usb fake flash drives from appolly, you should test immediately with the software H2testw 1.4 . Do not store any important data on the drive until you can confirm you have the advertised capacity (minus formatting overhead).

The models sold by appolly

1614

1624

Not yet invesigated:

1621

1622

1623

1625

1626

1627

1628

Should your drive not report the true advertised capacity:

  1. Immediately attempt to move any data you have stored on the drive to another source. Be advised if you have stored more than the reported size from H2testw 1.4, you will not be able to recover it all – you can expect to see errors in the copy back.
  2. Immediately report to eBay and PayPal to add your voice against this seller.

If the eBay Item number has disappeared from your won list. Please go to PayPal and search through your transactions for the approximate time frame of your purchase. You will find the details of your transaction and ebay item number. PayPal keeps this information for a long time. Use the email address:

complaint-response@paypal.com

Please include:

  1. PayPal Transaction Number
  2. Ebay Item Number
  3. Date Of PayPal Transaction
  4. Date Of eBay Item Listing
  5. Your eBayer Id
  6. Cite eBay Seller appolly
  7. The results from your testing with H2testw 1.4
  8. Any information concerning data loss and it’s value to you

You are to inform them you wish to be part of the investigation against this seller and are adding yourself to the evidence. You expect to be fully refunded for the purchase and shipping and if you can prove data loss compensation for it as well. Furthermore, it is a fact that PayPal and eBay are aware of cases pouring in. You are invited to copy:

SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com

on your correspondence.

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