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Alert – pc_exports – Ebay Fake Flash Seller

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 30, 2008

pc_exports has been identified as an eBay seller of Counterfeit flash drives. Based in Hong Kong, this fake flash seller sold 16GB drives. If you bought one you are at risk for data loss. Please test the drive to confirm the true capacity before using.

To see pc_exports’s negative feedback Please Click Here

October 27th,m 2008 – we have 2 eBay listings confirmed fake.

This is the 16GB modle sold under the eBay seller pc_exports 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 pc_exports, 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 16 GB model sold by pc_exports

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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:

PayPalComplaint

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 pc_exports
  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:

sos-email

on your correspondence.

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5 Responses to “Alert – pc_exports – Ebay Fake Flash Seller”

  1. Hurray !!! Thanks for the post.

    pc_exports will refund me only if I remove the negative comment I have posted on him/her. Else paypla wants me to return the key using traceable (read expensive) UPS. No one will pay premium prices for sending back something that “cheap” (10 to 15 euros) and so they remove the negative feedback. So that’s how crooks get away with it on Ebay.

  2. I would like to add that if you open up the key you will find inside a hynix H27UBG8U5MTR memory chip. This is a 4GB chip, not a 16gb one.

  3. They’ve finally closed down the account of PC_EXPORTS for selling fakes. Good. But I never ever got any help from Ebay each and every time I would report the transaction as a fraud / sale of counterfeit item. Especially since Ebay France (where I currently live) has been hammered by local justice on the “selling counterfeit and fakes” bit. We all know it’s for the protection of French interests, but if they have a tough law bout it I was hoping Ebay France would then be more sensitive. The only types of answers I ever got from Ebay was to go see Paypal, Paypal in turn sent me back to the seller, and what a seller he was, he was a power seller. He always told me, using harsh language, to withdraw my negative comment about him and replace it with a positive feedback instead.

    Today his page can still be seen, with the grade “Positive Feedback: 98.5%”
    http://myworld.ebay.com/pc_exports

    Let’s face it, the system is flawed it allows any seller of crap can get a 99% positive feedback and Ebay only cares about the money pocketed. pc_exports must be going around an other alias and the game continues.

    “Want a refund ? Write me a good report and we’ll discuss it when I see it.”

  4. KittyFireFlash said

    Hi EspressoFrog!

    Good to hear from you. The system is more than flawed! The fact is, these fraudlent sellers RULE EBAY! Not the other way around.

    The top seven countries being impacted at the moment are:

    United Kingdom
    United States
    Spain
    Australia
    Canada
    France
    Italy

    We need some help with French and Spanish and Italian to get the word out to people. Those language barriers hinder. If people could write some articles or post at forums in these countries it would help to increase awareness and perhaps have these sellers shutdown more quickly with negative feedback.

    It seems negative feedback is the only “reputable” weapon there is. We can’t endorse fake flash commando tactics. Though we understand why people do it. Traveling on the straight and narrow path is so difficult and fake flash sellers know this. They are laughting all the way to the bank, with no thought for the harm they are doing to buyers…

    Profit seems to rule, and eBay is most happy to bow before these fraudsters for a few coins…

    And when members try to help other members? eBay tries to catch them and punish them some times. It really makes you wonder…

    The only way there will be progress is if people fight back. For refunds, leaving negatives, contacting other buyers to warn them and of course reporting in with evidence so we can publish alerts.

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