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

Alert – onion.ginger – Ebay Fake Flash Seller

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 15, 2008

onion.ginger has been identified as an eBay seller of Counterfeit usb flash drives. A new seller as of September 4th, 2008, onion.ginger currently offers 8 different flash drive models. SOSFakeFlash has reviewed the listing descriptions and photos, they appear the same as for other sellers where fakes have been detected. The Model reported and investigated was a 512MB fake.

Anyone who has purchased a flash drive from onion.ginger should test immediately with H2testw 1.4 to ensure it is the true advertised capacity. Data should not be stored until and until the flash drive passes testing for advertised capacity.

There is a possibility that onion.ginger is a victim seller – unaware of having entered into the fake flash world, the status is unclear as of Octover 14th, 2008. The counterfeit drive reported by an eBayer was immediately refunded in full by onion.ginger, including shipping and handling. This seller did not engage in any PayPal eBay manipulations. However, this seller has not pulled the listings to test the drives offered. The risk factor that the other 7 models are counterfeit is extremely high.

  • October 15th – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

This is the model sold under the eBay seller onion.ginger id. It 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 any fake flash drive(s) from onion.ginger, 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).

This is the 8 GB Model sold by onion.ginger



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 onion.ginger
  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. 

To see onion.ginger negative feedback click here


One Response to “Alert – onion.ginger – Ebay Fake Flash Seller”

  1. Comeon said

    Don’t just complain to PAYPAL get your credit card issuing bank involved, they trump PAYPAL.

    So if Barclays issued your card bitch to them, this way PAYPAL has to pay for chargeback fees, if you wanna understand how PAYPAL works understand that they work by percentage, if a seller costs them more then they earn from the seller then they banned the seller’s account. Actually PAYPAL aint even that dumb, they is a business, they’ll ban a seller before he or she starts losing Paypal money.

    So BITCH TO YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY once the investigation takes places PAYPAL is charged, and yes they’ll initially just pass on the fees to that particular seller, but threshold baby, if one dude proves to be a liability then he’s gone.

    And be an educated Consumer, think before you buy do your bloody research, Nothing comes for Free, if its too bloody good a deal there’s a good chance there’s something wrong.

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