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nightstar136 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – USA

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

nightstar136 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in the United States nightstar136 offered 14 different listings for fake flash drives. His calling card is that he is a USA seller and offers statisfaction guaranteed with speedly shipping. His listings say he has 100% positive feedback. Not true, it is dropping rapidly as his fake flash merchandise is being found out by eBayers.

Right now nightstar136 is dumping his counterfeits as fast as he can – there are currently 60 listings:

5 UNITS- 16GB USB 2.0 PEN THUMB DRIVE FLASH MEMORY 16G (260322821383)

you can buy 5 for only $91 US. It happens to be the model SOSFakeflash has investigated. This seller is counting on you being naive and not understanding what fake flash drives are all about. Review of his feedback indicates that he has previously been involved in selling false capacity flash products as far back as December 2007.

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orientcurio999 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

orientcurio999 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in china this fake flash drive seller has sold hundreds of pen drives. They are generally offered as buy now. Like mylove9898168, this seller mixes inexpensive jewelry products to create a good score. SOSFakeFlash has 14 list models on file for 16GB flash pen drives. The quantity available per listing in “Buy Now” Per listing is frightening. The photo’s of the drives mirror those available on SOSFakeFlash’s Mug Shot Report. It has not been confirmed but suspected that fake flash sellers on eBay who have been forced to deregister or have been suspended may be rerouting their fake flash pen drives to this eBay Seller’s store. Huddling collectively to continue selling their fake flash wares.

If you have bought a flash drive from orientcurio999 you are at risk of data loss.

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mpp*11226 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – United States

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

mpp*11226 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in the United States, mpp*11226 sold fake 8GB and 16 flash usb drives estimated at over 1,000 units. SOSFakeFlash would like to point out the use of an asterisk “*” in the sellers id, this is often a calling card for a fake flash drive seller, it confuses a lot of search engines especially eBay searching.

If you bought a flash drive from map*11226 you are at risk of data loss. There is nothing “defective” with the drive you purchased. A fake is a pen drive that has been digitally altered. The controller chip has been manipulated to lie about the true capacity of the flash drive so it looks “bigger” than it actually is. The moment you exceed the real capacity you will lose your data.

Please read on to know what to do or if you are a person who assumes that the United States is a safe country to buy flash drives from on their local eBay.

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best2you886 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

best2you886 is a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay. Based in Hong Kong, this seller flooded ebay with 60 listings daily for fake 16GB Pendrives between October 7th and November 20th 2008. If you bought a flash drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss. SOSFakeFlash advises you test your drive for true capacity immediately.

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icesandy9995 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

icesandy9995 was an eBay Fake Flash drive seller. Based in Hong Kong he sold 16GB counterfeit USB Flash drives. He deregistered from eBay on October 19th, 2008 to avoid further negative feedback. If you bought a usb flash drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss.

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nicetransactions168 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

nicetransactions168 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit flash drives. Based in China, there is nothing “Nice” about the fake flash plague this seller has unleashed on the Global Public. On October 14th, 2008 this seller degistered, after having sold 1000’s of fake flash drives. If you bought from this seller you are at risk of data loss.

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sell.and.the.city Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

sell.and.the.city was a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay and has deregistered from eBay. Based in Hong Kong this fake flash seller listed 14 different models 16GB and 32GB advertised capacity. Approximately 230+ fake flash drives were sold.

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green_world9898 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 29, 2008

green_world9898 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in China this seller sold over 645+ fake flash drives before switching to running shoes on November 15th, 2008. green_world9898 may be needing running shoes shortly as an angry mob of eBay members with false capacity flash drives start filing disputes with PayPal. This seller is currently not listing. If you bought a flash drive from green_world9898 do not use the drive until you can confirm you have the true capacity advertised. If you received a digitally altered drive you are at risk of data loss.

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1sky1dream Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 29, 2008

1sky1dream was a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay and has deregistered from eBay. SOSFakeFlash has 11 different flash drive models on file, ranging from 512MB to 32GB. If you bought a flash drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss.

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guliaholder Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – 64GB Pen Drives – UK

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 29, 2008

guliaholder had been identified as eBay seller of Counterfeit USB Flash drives. Based in the UK, this seller sold a classic fake flash drive advertised at 64Gb. The true capacity of the drive has been tested to be only 1 GB.

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i.c.distribution Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 29, 2008

i.c.distribution is an eBay seller of Counterfeit flash drives. Based in Hong Kong, this seller sold two 16GB usb flash drives. Reported to SOSFakeFlash in early November, 2008 – research of the sellers feedback indicates that he has sold counterfeit flash drives as far back as November 2007. This seller engages in hit and run behavior, dumping many counterfeit drives and then not listing any. When the coast is clear and score not damaged by eBayers discovering they have purchased fakes, this seller will once again unleash a new round of fake flash drives on unsuspecting members.

If you bought a usb flash drive from i.c.distribution you are at risk of data loss.

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SOSFakeFlash News 20081127

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 28, 2008

SOSFakeFlash is pleased to announce that new fake flash sellers on eBay identified and reported by victims will be released by November 30th, 2008. There are quiet a few sellers involved and the alerts will be published over several days.

If you have been a victim and would like to report in, please provide the necessary information outlined in the “Report A Fake Tab” at https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/report-a-fake/

You must provide the information 1-4. We will not enter into evidence incomplete information, sellers are considered “innocent” until there is proof of guilt. Any information published at this site has proof. We don’t make idle claims. We are experiencing a high volume of requests for information and assistence and can not do follow up on incomplete information submitted for the next three weeks. If you have a seller you would like to report and to warn other buyers, please provide the information 1-4 as outlined.

We ask that you exercise extreme caution in bidding on any flash devices on eBay during the holiday season. Beware of bargains, do your homework – take the Flash 101 and 102 education courses offered at this site. Depending on your country – there are many sales occuring at local retail stores, do to the current economic confusions. You could easily get a true capacity drive locally at the same price or cheaper from a reputable store and avoid the horrible nightmare of fake flash woes and data loss.

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SOSFakeFlash Receive Lastest Information On Fake Flash Devices Automatically

Posted by techreporters on November 22, 2008

Be Informed automatically on the subject of Fake Flash devices by subscribing to SOSFakeFlash.wordpress.com It is a good idea to book mark the site, but you can find out automatically if there is a new article or comment!

All you need is a recent browser. Follow these easy steps to stay in touch and be notified without having to visit the site to see if there is something new!

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SOSFakeFlash Website Traffic Grows – Demand For Help On Fake Flash Devices Indicates Global Problem On Fake Flash Plague Escalating

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 19, 2008

SOSFakeFlash has been investigating and fighting the issue of Fake Flash devices such as USB Pendrives, Memory Cards and MP Players since May 2008. Carefully documenting counterfeits, warning people to test their drives before storing important information to avoid data loss – volenteers struggle to cope with the load. The problem is MUCH bigger then originally thought – spanning the Globe. Help is needed as we continue to dig into the depths of this nightmare.

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SOSFakeFlash News 20081116

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 16, 2008

The FrankenFlash Project announces a new site – FakeFlashNews at FakeFlashNews.WordPress.com

FakeFlashNews – reports information on the Global problem of counterfeit flash drives flooding the market. Fake Flash devices and issues involving these devices. Fake Flash is reprogrammed to lie about their real capacity leading to data loss. This new site provides additional information and education to the public and has a consumer watch orientation.

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SOSFakeFlash News 20081115

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 15, 2008

An update to the fake flash sellers will be posted very soon. If you have a fake and have identified a seller, please use “Report A Fake” to get the information to us in time to make it to the new list.

We are working on a receipy list for repaired fake flash drives. Trying to repair a drive is very difficult – it is finding the right tools and following the correct steps. It appears that the best solution will be to publish by model, seller – with a photo of the Frankenflash drive.

If you have repaired such a drive, we need to hear from you! See the details we need…
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diaoweifeng2008 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Deregisters – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 12, 2008

diaoweifeng2008 was a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay – this seller id was designed to “Hit and Run” in selling counterfeit flash drives. Based in China diaoweifeng2008 appeared on eBay September 21, 2008 and disappeared on November 9th, 2008. In three short weeks almost 950 fake flash drives(8GB and 16GB) were dumped on unsuspecting buyers around the world. All 16GB models were hidden behind private auction listings – a violation of eBay’s intent for this listing type.

diaoweifeng2008 has demonstrated how easy it is to get around eBay and PayPal. It also sends a message from this region of the world that they don’t take eBay seriously. eBay will be their pipeline to distribute fake flash around the world and rake in profit. eBay not clever. They very much clever.

Fake flash sellers adapt quickly to any attempts by eBay or anybody else to stop them. Exploiting the weaknesses that exist in eBay they have send of plague of fake flash and data loss around the world. diaoweifeng2008 has demonstated this all too well.

If you bought a drive from diaoweifeng2008, you can still claim.

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fukkee Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 12, 2008

fukkee is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in Hong Kong this seller has cleverly built his postive feedback by selling covers for Ipod and iphones at prices of 01 to .30 to boost postive feedback ratings. The big ticket item is fake flash drives. Worse still, is fukkee’s attempts to hide his fake flash merchandise from being found out, abusing eBay’s intent for private auctions. fukkee has now been detected and confirmed as a fake flash seller.

If you bought a drive from this seller, please test it immediately and do not store important data until you can confirm that you have the true advertised capacity – you are at risk of data loss.

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