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

Alert – v-shopping2008 – Ebay Fake Flash Seller – Deregistered

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 19, 2008

v-shopping2008 has been identified as an eBay seller of Counterfeit flash drives. Based in China, this seller sold 6 flash drive models in the 8GB and 16GB advertised size range. v-shopping2008 registered from eBay on October 8th, 2008. If you bought a drive from this seller, please test it immediately.

If you bought a flash drive from v-shopping2008, you are at risk of data loss. You should test the drive and file a claim IMMEDIATELY with PayPal to recover your purchase price. Failure to act immediately jeopardizes any possiblity of recovering your funds.

October 18th, 2008 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

This is the model sold under the eBay seller v-shopping2008 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 one of these usb fake flash drives from v-shopping2008, 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).

v-shopping2008 sold 6 different models of 8GB and 16Gb, SOSFakeFlash has only one on file.

This is the 16 GB model sold by v-shopping2008.



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 v-shopping2008
  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 v-shopping2008’s negative feedback Please Click Here

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