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

Alert – fly_sky9898 – Ebay Fake Flash Seller

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 26, 2008

fly_sky9898 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit usb flash drives, recently discovered. As Of September 25th over 300 drives have been sold. fly_sky9898 started listing more counterfeit drives on September 9th, 2008. They are the older classic fakes, reprogrammed to appear to be 16 GB.

Rolling off the eBay listing line with alarming speed, we found 50 avaiable for sale, under bid or buy now. A previous listing spreed of fake drives occured in August, 2008. If you bought a drive from this seller test immediately!

SOSFakeFlash does not have old history on fly_sky9898. It appears this seller has switched has switched his product line to fake usb flash drives recently. Does this seller refund? So far, the answer is yes, but it may be a struggle.

If you feel strongly about fake flash and if you are a victim, please search for this seller on eBay. Either bring up the completed listings for these drives or hunt the sellers postive feedback to contact buyers. They need help! You are welcome to do an independent rescue mission.

  • September 26th – we have 2 eBay listings confirmed fake.

These are the models sold under the eBay seller fly_sky9898. 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 fly_sky9898, 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) for the 16GB Models.

These are the 16 GB Models sold by fly_sky9898. The tested true capacity was 2 GB.




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:


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 fly_sky9898
  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. You are invited to copy:


on your correspondence. 

To see his negative feedback.

Check back to see if the Tally increases. Know that it takes only 1 drive confirmed as a fake for the others to be in the same model line. SOSFakeFlash has learned this from experience. If you are a victim of fly_sky9898 please follow the steps outlined above and do add your comments if you like.

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