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

Alert – i.u_mobile – Ebay Fake Flash Seller

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 20, 2008

i.u_mobile has been identified as an eBay seller of Counterfeit flash drives selling mainly to the UK and Europe. If you have purchased a 32GB drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss. Currently under suspension by eBay, it is not possible to examine the number of fake flash items sold directly – eBay is blocking access. However other tools exist to interogate ebay item sales for a seller. This powerseller sold approximately 350+ drives since July 2008 and engages in Hit and Run behavior. For some reason, this seller also paid high fees to eBay.

i.u_mobile sold 32GB drives at ridiculously low prices for a 32GB drive 10.50 pounds to approximately 23 pounds.

eBayers are finding eBay’s removal of search for completed listings for a fake flash seller under suspension annoying. eBay why are you trying to hide a fake flash sellers evil deeds? Suspending such a seller is correct behavior on your part. Trying to sweep their illegal activity under the rug is NOT! You are assisting the criminals and covering up on their behalf. eBayers are not foolish and well aware of what you are doing. They are not amused. You are doing little to restore member confidence in eBay by engaging in assisting counterfeit flash drive sellers to hide from both buyers and law authorities.

A quick interogation of 90 days of sales for 1814 items revealed:

Total Value Sold: $9245.75
Total Value Shipping: $7314.73
Total Value Not Sold: $4452.70
Sold Item Fees: $1128.00
Unsold Item Fees: $1046.00

Note: there are many non flash drive items sold. Clearly i.u_mobile sells items cheaply trying to avoid eBay and PayPal fees and reclaim in shipping costs to buyers – still we wonder if eBay is charging a penalty for doing this?. Not difficult to understand given that eBay and PayPal claimed $2174 from the $9245 on record as sold. This does not absolve i.u_mobile from selling counterfeit flash drives. If eBay has suspended this cash cow it is because eBayers have raised the focus on fake flash being sold. They have begun to report to Chinese law authorities, law enforcement in their own countries and to trading boards as well.

October 17th, 2008 – we have 2 eBay listings confirmed fake.

We have only one of the two models investigated. It is 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 i.u_mobile, 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).

Here is the 32 GB Model sold by i.u_mobile.



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 i.u_mobile
  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 i.u_mobile’s negative feedback Please Click Here

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