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

xiaoyong_77 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2008

xiaoyong_77 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in China, xiaoyong_77 offers 16GB pendrives and an 8GB memory card. xiaoyong_77 has sold over 700+, with over 50 listings daily, enticing with “Free Shipping“. If you have bought a flash usb pen drive from xiaoyong_77 you are at risk of data loss as the flash chip has been digitally altered to report a capacity much larger than the flash drive actually is in size.

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November 28th, 2008 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

xiaoyong_77’s Profits:

Items Sold: 65.47%
Total Value Sold: £5738.56
Total Value Shipping: £1328.81
Total Value Not Sold: £3244.95
Sold Item Fees: £308.35
Unsold Item Fees: £202.65

This is the model sold under the eBay seller xiaoyong_77 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 xiaoyong_77, 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 xiaoyong_77


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 xiaoyong_77
  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.

2 Responses to “xiaoyong_77 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China”

  1. David said

    I received two 16GB flash drives from xiaoyong_77 and tested them with H2testw 1.4. Both are fake. I determined that one drive is about 1 GB and the other about 3.88 GB’s. It was obvious to me that this seller is knowingly selling fake drives. He asked me not to report it to eBay.

  2. Michael Moore said

    Thank you for the heads-up regarding my recent purchase. On testing, it turns out that my device was indeed defective – apparently a 4GB device – reprogrammed to appear as a 16gb device. All data stored on this device is corrupt. I have created an ebay/paypal resolution claim and requested that the seller be blocked from future activity.

    Thank you for your effort alerting me to a potentially disaster before any real damage occured.

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