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

Alert – lucky_shop898 – Ebay Fake Flash Seller

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 3, 2008

lucky_shop898 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit usb flash drives. This seller recently switched product lines to selling fake flash. SOSFakeFlash is not certain if this seller understands he is selling Fake Flash! The responses to negative feedback indicates he does not. This kind of seller can be difficult to deal with – he thinks you are trying to rob him, when in fact he is damaging you with data loss and money loss.

Alarming is the number of drive models offered. We have 11 in our database from 8 GB to 16 GB. As of October 3rd, 2008 approximately 270+ drives have been sold to unsuspecting eBayers. If you bought a drive from this seller, test immediately!

Update October 18th, 2008 lucky_shop898 has deregistered.

In dealing with lucky_shop898, you can expect arguements. Our advise is to educate him. Send him the url address at this site for the H2testw 1.4 post and software. Also send the address to this post! There are currently 270 victims out there.

We need your help. Please review his feedback and contact those who left positive feedback. Tell them to google on lucky_shop898 and sosfakeflash and to test their drives! It will be your good deed for the day. An opportunity to help some other people out of the fake flash pit! Many eBayers have been saved from the consequences of fake flash drives by a friendly knock on the door from a fellow ebayer giving a warning…

  • October 18th, 2008 – we have 6 eBay listings confirmed fake.
  • October 3rd, 2008 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

lucky_shop898 has 11 different drive listing types in bid and buy now.

These are the models we have confirmed so far sold under the eBay seller lucky_shop898 They 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 lucky_shop898, 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).

These are the 8GB and 16GB models sold by lucky_shop898.






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 seller lucky_shop898
  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:


on your correspondence. This seller has sold over 270+ counterfeit drives.

To see lucky_shop898 negative feedback click here.

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