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

henseller Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2008

henseller is a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay. Based in Hong Hong this seller is unloading a fake flash plague of over 40 listings daily for 16GB usb pendrives! These counterfeit 16GB drives sold for as low as $14 dollars – much below the cost of 2x 8GB flash chips manufacturing cost, a dead give away. Sellers don’t sell to lose money in such volume. There is a panic starting for fake flash sellers in the Orient. They are aware that an organization now exists to combat and report on the fraud. As a result they are attempting to dump drives as quickly as they can. There is also pressure as the prices of true capacity drives start to drop. If you bought a drive from this seller – please test for the true capacity of your drive immediately. To see the negative feedback…

To see henseller’s negative feedback Please Click Here

November 29th, 2008 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

henseller is currently building a very nice fake flash nest from the profits of selling false capacity drives.

Here are the earning up to November 15th, 2008

Items Sold: 85.77%
Total Value Sold: £10868.76
Total Value Shipping: £0.00
Total Value Not Sold: £247.23
Sold Item Fees: £697.26
Unsold Item Fees: £115.80

SOSFakeFlash asks that members of eBay who are victims of this seller reach out to other buyers for flash devices from henseller. Please contact them and warn to test. Report all current listings for the model you bought to eBay. Each and every one of them! The number of victims grows daily! Help your fellow members – warn them to test before they lose data.

This is the model sold under the eBay seller henseller 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 henseller, 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 henseller


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 henseller
  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.

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