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chaiching28 – davidtam000 eBay Fake Flash Sellers Counterfeit ring

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 20, 2008

chaiching28 – davidtam000 are eBay Sellers of counterfeit flash drives – they are connected. These eBay Seller id’s belong to the same person. SOSFakeFlash with the assistence of vigilant eBayers has determined that another counterfeit ring exists – this time directly from Hong Kong.

The davidtam000 id has degistered from eBay on October 5th, 2008.

chaiching28 is still active on eBay selling fake flash drives. From October 2nd to October 16th, this id has unleashed 360 fakes on unsuspecting eBayers. Victims grow each day.

The mailing address for davidtam000 was:

YU zhikang
935 Choi Ping House
Choi Yuen Estate, Sheung Shui, N.T. Hong Kong

The mailing address for chaiching28 is:

YU zhikang
935 Choi Ping House
Choi Yuen Estate, Sheung Shui, N.T. Hong Kong

Therefore YU zhikang is the person owning or handling the mailing of counterfeit drives for these id’s.

You are strongly advised by SOSFakeFlash to test your drives and if they fail file a claim immediately with PayPal.

If the id is chaiching28leave immediate negative feedback, copy paypal and the Hong Police on any communications with this seller. This seller is unleashing a plague of data loss on the unsuspecting eBay world.

Please see the posts:

  • Alert – davidtam000 – Ebay Fake Flash Seller – deregistered
  • Alert – chaiching28 – Ebay Fake Flash Seller
  • Hong Kong Fake Flash eBay Sellers – How To Get PayPal Refunds

19 Responses to “chaiching28 – davidtam000 eBay Fake Flash Sellers Counterfeit ring”

  1. Tim said


    All seem to be doing the same ?

    Not really clear on the recourse above but will endeavor to persevere.

  2. mad teacher said

    Fakes from are also sent out from the same address which suggests that there is a connection there too. Persist and get refunds from all fraudsters as I did.

  3. FakeStopper said

    Yes I suggests those people are the same. Do you have the address for itchee98? What about

  4. Mac said

    hi there, i thought that USB drives would be a simple way to generate some extra cash, but have found that all 21 of my USB drives, even the Branded Samsun and Kingston ones were Fake:

    One test result:

    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.9 GByte OK (8200408 sectors)
    11.6 GByte DATA LOST (24534824 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    11.6 GByte corrupted (24534824 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000fa41b000
    Expected: 0x00000000fa41b000
    Found: 0x0000000000000000
    H2testw version 1.3

  5. RockDoctor said

    16GB ordered ; 4GB labelled as 16GB supplied.
    “The media is likely to be defective.
    3.9 GByte OK (8195816 sectors)
    11.7 GByte DATA LOST (24539416 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    11.7 GByte corrupted (24539416 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000fa1dd000
    Expected: 0x00000000fa1dd000
    Found: 0x0000000000000000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 6.85 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 7.87 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4”
    Dispute raised with PayPal ; negative feedback left. It’s going to be one of those weeks.

  6. Carolina said

    I think they are not the same person. I think that is people who offer products purchased by dropship. That would explain why they have the same address.

    Yesterday, I recieved the item that I buyed and I don’t have any problem (maybe not yet.

  7. mistral said

    My Flash is a great Fake, 32Gb turned to 8Gb

  8. mad teacher said

    This message is for Mac – I think I may be the person that alerted you – I was horrified (if I am correct in thinking you are the person I am thinking of) when I realised that you could unwittingly have opened yourself to prosecution through the UK courts if you resold these drives. Go back through your Ebay correspondence and send me a message if I am right and send me a message referring to this that shows your email address so that we can correspond directly by email. I will try to advise you to the best of my ability.

  9. mad teacher said

    oops – just typed a bit of gobledygook in the above by not reading through before submitting!

  10. mad teacher said

    Mistral – file a PayPal dispute and follow the advice on this site.

  11. mad teacher said

    Hi fakestopper – address sent from is as shown at the top – same as the others. Think they asked me to return the drive to a different address – which I didn’t – no one should. I retained my fakes as evidence in the hope of getting these fraudsters prosecuted in a court of law (and possibly Ebay and Paypal too, as accessories to fraud, if they don’t pull their socks up!) if I can.

  12. fj45k said

    My 32GB from David Tam is only 8GB. Getting my money back from the Paypal so-called buyer protection is an exercise in frustration, slides and dives and ducks!

  13. fj45k said

    I forgot to mention that David Tam is again registered on EBAY.. so get your negative feedback in and beware of buying from him.

  14. mad teacher said

    I would like to open a new thread/topic – can I do this?

    The listings I’ve put up recently on Ebay to warn fellow ebayers about fake flash have (unlike earlier listings)not been taken down – many thanks to those who gave me advice.

    I’ve had many messages thanking me for my help – if we all keep going I think we’ll get ebay and paypal to act more decisively against fraud in the end. One person who thanked me said that they (ebay/paypal) should be paying me, instead of it costing me money – too true!

  15. RockDoctor said

    Chai Ching 28 caved, almost immediately. Refund was back in my PayPal account within 72 hours of raising the dispute and leaving negative feedback (might have been quicker ; I’ve not had time to check my PayPal account and eBay messages much more frequently, having a life).
    The only continuing conversation is pathetic bleating for me to remove the negative feedback. My comment has been :

    I said this before, so I’ll say it again :
    IF you sold a 4GB memory stick as a 16GB memory stick in an attempt to defraud customers, then you deserve, and have received, negative feedback.
    IF you sold a 4GB memory stick as a 16GB memory stick because you failed to check what your suppliers were delivering, then you are an incompetent tradesman, you deserve, and have received, negative feedback.

    The purpose of negative feedback is to warn other eBay buyers that you are not someone who they should buy goods (of any sort) from.

    In light of the above, what are your grounds for requesting me to remove the negative feedback?

    — Aidan Karley Wasting Microsoft’s resources, for fun and non-profit.

    For other people’s information, chaiching28 appears associated with these email accounts :

    If you could help us, pls kindly email to with your item no, ebay ID and our ebay ID and apply for withdrawing the feedback “I have left the feedback by mistake and would like to withdraw it”,

    Given the correspondence above, does anyone want to open a book on me removing the negative feedback?

    Well, it’s been an entertaining foray into the underside of eBay. At least I’ve got my money back (and a rather shoddily-made 4GB memory stick) from the experience. In future, I think it’ll be conventional internet shops for memory sticks, not eBay.

  16. piet du toit said

    Also lost £40 through David Tam!

  17. Fake SDHC said

    Just got a fake. 16 GIG SDHC, that formats into about 50KB. Works. But not big enough to do anything. What a scam.

  18. another_victim said

    Just chanced upon this site when researching another website, it seems to be created by the same set of people mentioned in the posts above.

    I have bought a $169 .. 256gb kingston usb drive from them, havent received it from them yet. But based on the experiences listed above I am almost 100% sure I will get a fake. Once I receive the product I will start pursuing paypal to dispute the transaction.

    Since it has been only 2 days since I placed the order , i dont see many options.. Any ideas / advice ?

  19. just placed an order as well said

    I just placed an order not even an hour ago from as well. I paid using paypal. I hope that gives me some leverage to get a refund when I do recieve what I also beleive will be a fake drive… Damnit..wish I looked for info before purchasing 😦

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