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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.

To see icesandy9995’s negative feedback Please Click Here

November 25th, 2008 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

SOSFakeFlash has recorded the last two months of the sellers eBay listings. We have preserved the information now gone from eBay as a result of this seller deregistering. If you have received a fake you may report it to us and we will record into evidence.

This model can be easily disassembled to determine the model of flash chip and controller chip to find tools on the internet to reflash the drive to it’s original capacity.

This is the model sold under the eBay seller icesandy9995 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 icesandy9995, 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 16GB Model sold by icesandy9995

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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:

complaint-response@paypal.com

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 icesandy9995
  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:

SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com

on your correspondence.

2 Responses to “icesandy9995 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Hong Kong”

  1. wonder said

    Your posts are interesting but why are the titles so long?

  2. kittyfireflash said

    To Wonder:

    We don’t have a choice. Search engines 101. We need to put the important information and keywords in the title so people can find us when they search for help with a seller of counterfeit (digitally altered) flash devices.

    We are the lighthouse on a dark and stormy sea of fake flash.

    The titles are the beacon.

    The theme we use on WordPress is the strongest and best suited to our needs. It might not be very fancy or pretty – but it is functional with extreme power.

    Just type in a keyword, a sellers name and see what comes up!

    We wish the comments were more searchable, but their are severe limitions when you are on wordpress.com. They don’t have a choice – as all blogs are governed in a group. They can’t allow things to break. Sigh.

    It’s the message and the information that counts with this issue Wonder. We have been doing our best to tidy up the categories and the tags. If you are wondering why the tags don’t work very well – it is because we are under sanction. Our message is just too explosive. If you want a nicer presentation please visit the other site:

    http://ebay.dybteam.com/

    You can print and even translate there. We are awaiting for the newer version of the theme at that site. But the developers of the theme have a lot of work to do – the newest version of wordpress is introducing serious changes.

    Remember the developer of themes that we use work for free as do we. We all have day jobs Wonder. This site and all the others are “Community Service” – we help others as we have been victims of fake flash and we KNOW what the consequences are.

    Finally to All, if you want to see the photos of the flash devices and more info on what you can and need to do, don’t forget to click on read more. We only show a small summary – it is in consideration for those who don’t have a lot of bandwidth. We don’t want our starting page to take forever to load! We publish a lot of posts in a month!

    We do our best, Wonder.

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