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kaho.chan Ebay Fake Flash Seller Controlled by 3ToTrade

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 5, 2008

kaho.chan is an eBay seller of Counterfeit usb flash drives. A fairly recent id that appeared on Ebay in May 2008. Controlled by the eBay seller ID 3ToTrade, kaho.chan is used for hit and run selling. 3ToTrade has been forced to stop lising Counterfeit Flash USB drives on August 13th, 2008. Another id Whatcools, also controled by 3ToTrade started listing counterfeit drives on August 13th, 2008.

On September 3rd, 3ToTrade – changed the listings for both kaho.chan and whatcools to Private Auctions on eBay to avoid detection.

Private auctions are the most devious and diabolical listing possible for selling fake flash on eBay. kaho.chan and whatcools are abusing and in violation of what eBay intents private auctions to be. – Private Auctions. To learn more…

We will present the counterfeit drives your inspection in this postbut first a word about private auctions.

Some think it is for their protection. It is not, when the sale is a counterfeit flash drive. It is to protect the seller from being discovered. Several counterfeit eBay sellers have done this: wholeselling-auctions, tcua80, tcua88 . When brought to dispute they will hand money back – if with a bit of a struggle. tcua88 has been kicked off eBay – after having sold thousands – the only thing the seller ever sold – hidden or not.

eBay describes such an auction as:

Private Auction

When a seller creates a private listing, a buyer’s User ID does not appear in the listing or in the listing’s bid history. Only the seller is authorized to view the buyer User IDs associated with that listing. Examples of when sellers use this format include the sale of high-priced items, or approved pharmaceutical products.

Flash drives are not medical products. Private auctions are for high priced items, generally in the range of more than $150 US , usually $200 US and higher. A drive won at $15 US or even $40 US or even $70 US does not fall under the description from eBay.

So kaho.chan is abusing this listing type to avoid being detected. Why? Because eBayers are after him and he wishes to continue selling fake flash usb drives. The money is very good. So now:

  1. There will be no information on what the eBayer bought in feedback, either for buyer or for seller.
  2. There will be no eBay item id on record in the Sellers feedback, for other potential buyers to examine.
  3. If an eBayer leaves negative feedback you have no real information on what they are complaining or warning about. You can not inspect the item, to see if it happens to be the drive you might be interested in bidding on.

This is a clever strategy. It violates the intent of private auctions. And kaho.chan is using it now! If this switch isn’t an admission of guilt, we don’t know what is.


sells drives advertised at 16GB.

    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.
    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 kaho.chan – mention connection to 3ToTrade Seller id
    7. The results from your testing with H2testw 1.4
    8. Any information concerning data loss and it’s value to you
  • These are the models sold under the eBay seller id of kaho.chan.  All models have been 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 whatcools, 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 16 GB (minus formatting overhead).

  • As of October 5th, 2008 – we have 20 eBay listings confirmed fake.


  • As of September 21st, 2008 – we have 17 eBay listings confirmed fake.
  • As of September 21st, 2008 – we have 16 eBay listings confirmed fake.
  • As of September 14th, 2008 – we have 13 eBay listings confirmed fake.
  • As of September 5th, 2008 – we have 4 eBay listings confirmed fake.
  • You can expect this to grow as eBayers receive in the post and test.


    Currently we have data on all 3 drive Models sold by kaho.chan since August 15th, 2008.  This counterfeit seller id was in hibernation – to cool off.  It appears for selling then disappears for a rest. Very Hit and run in it’s orientation.

    105 106 95

    Should your drive not report the true advertised capacity:

    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:


    Please include:

    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:


    on your correspondence.

    This seller has sold hundreds of counterfeit drives. You will find little negative feedback (but it will be coming shortly. kaho.chan is a hit and run fake flash seller id for 3ToTrade.

    To see his negative feedback.

    The negatives for the 16 GB models are only starting to come in – you can expect more shortly.

    Please read the other articles in this series to see the full picture on The Don Of Fake Flash in The Orient – 3ToTrade. kaho.chan is one of his satilitle sleeper ids for selling counterfeit fake flash drives.

    Check back to see if the Tally increases. If you are a victim of kaho.chan please follow the steps outlined above and do add your comments if you like to this post.

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