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Alert – mp4man aka khaldon70 – Ebay Fake Flash Seller – UK India

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 26, 2008

mp4man previously known as khaldon70 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit usb flash drives targeting the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. He listed hundreds of counterfeit 16GB and 32GB drives – many buyers are at risk for data loss.

When eBayers began reporting counterfeit drives to the seller, he immediately changed his seller id from khaldon70 to mp4man. He did not stop selling. As negatives poured in, mp4man aka khaldon70 made his feedback private. He is no longer listing on eBay. If you bought a usb flash drive from either seller id you are at risk of data loss. Despite the obvious evasion this fake flash seller has tried you can still pursue a claim and report him. To learn more…

An eBay Seller registered in India Nov-21-06, known as khaldon70 from Nov-21-06 to Aug-18-08, then as mp4man from Aug-18-08 to the Present.

This seller has clearly shown that he is guilty of selling counterfeit flash drives. There was no remorse. Instead, determined to make good on his investiment he willfully chose to continue selling the counterfeit drives knowning that buyers would suffer data lost. That was not mp4man’s concern. His concern was making money regardless of the consequences to others. eBayers who discovered they had fake drives and who asked for refunds found mp4man DEMANDED the drives be returned for a refund!

We have little data available due to mp4man’s evasion tactics. However we have been able to investigate the 32GB drive. It’s tested capacity to date is not more than than 1.9GB. Under no circumstances should you store any data of importance on a drive from this seller.

We invite you to contact us if you have bought a drive from this seller.

  • September 25th, 2008 – we have 5 eBay listings confirmed fake.

This is the 32GB model sold under the eBay seller mp4man aka khaldon70 . We do not have information for the 16GB – though the photo at the time was similar. The 32GB is 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 mp4man aka khaldon70, 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 32 GB (minus formatting overhead) for the 32GB Model or 16GB for the 16GB Model.

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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:

PayPalComplaint

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 mp4man aka khaldon70
  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:

sos-email

on your correspondence. This seller has sold many counterfeit drives. He demonstrated the worse behavior for a seller caught with fake flash. He changed his id. He made his feedback private when eBayers began to dispute against him. While he may not be selling right now, he may attempt to crawl back into eBay to sell once his score cools off.

Never forget the true nature of this seller, ever! We at SOSFakeFlash rank mp4man aka khaldon70, the lowest of the low in the fake flash pit – right beside zamanshop!

To see how he hid his feedback.

If you are a victim of mp4man aka khaldon70 please follow the steps outlined above. Please report in with a comment.

2 Responses to “Alert – mp4man aka khaldon70 – Ebay Fake Flash Seller – UK India”

  1. Paul Meachen said

    I bought two of these 32Gb drives and following your advice I tested them with H2testw and found them both to be only 1.9Gb. I’ve followed your other advice and written to Paypal (copy to you too). Thank goodness for people like you – keep up the good work!!!

  2. kittyfireflash said

    Thank you Paul! One of the reasons we are publishing alerts with the ebay sellers name in the titles is to warn people and so they can find us. This fake flash seller tried to cover his tracks – but we are here to prevent this – you found us and the details of what he did. It makes our effort worth all the hard work it involves!

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