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

Alert High – wide-bank – Ebay Fake Flash Seller

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 29, 2008

wide-bank has been identified as an eBay seller of Counterfeit flash drives. SOSFakeFlash is issueing a High Alert. This fake flash seller from Hong Kong arrived on the fake flash scene in mid August 2008. Offering over 17 different drive models ranging in size from 512MB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB.

This seller started selling items at ridicules prices of .01 GBP to begin building a positive score. Fake flash sellers will often take a loss in selling things to prepare for their ultimate deception. Approximately 10 days later wide-bank began to unleash a fake flash plague. We also suspect the MP Players sold but have no investigated or confirmed fakes.

If you bought a flash item from wide-bank you should…

test the item for the true capacity immediately! Do not use it until and unless you can confirm the true capacity!

  1. If it fails leave immediate NEGATIVE FEEDBACK.
  2. File a claim with PayPal.
  3. Report to eBay and let them know exactly what you feel about being sold Fake Flash and the fact they haven’t done much to stop it.
  4. Report your confirmed fake to SOSFakeFlash (see report a fake).

Don’t tell this Typhoid Mary of Fake Flash, dance away to the bank with your money and grin at the tears, frustration and data loss you may have experienced.

To see wide-bank’s negative feedback Please Click Here

  • November 15th, 2008 – we have 3 eBay listings confirmed fake.
  • October 26th, 2008 – we have 2 eBay listings confirmed fake.

These are the models sold under the eBay seller wide-bank All 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 wide-bank, 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 32 GB Models sold by wide-bank




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 wide-bank
  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 hundreds of counterfeit drives.


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