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Archive for December 14th, 2008

kun_elecshop99 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Deregistered High Alert China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 14, 2008

kun_elecshop99 was an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in China kun_elecshop99 sold over 1200+ flash drives and memory cards. He was chased from eBay by Fake Flash Angels and forced to deregister on November 27th, 2008. Many of the auctions were private listings. This is a clear warning that a seller is engaging in the sale of fake flash. Flash devices sold for $10 to $20 do not qualify for a listing of this type and is in clear violation of eBay’s intent for such auctions. It is why this seller earned the wrath of Fake Flash Angels.

If you bought a memory card or a usb flash drive from this seller test immediately! You can still file a dispute with PayPal – but hurry before your claim time runs out.

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jeffreylawchung Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 14, 2008

jeffreylawchung is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in Hong Kong jeffreylawchung has sold over 1000+ flash drives so far. Currently offering 5 different 16GB models. If you have purchased a drive from this seller you must test it immediately to ensure that you have the true capacity before you store any data on it. If you do not test you are at risk of data loss.

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slvrdrgn177 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert USA

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 14, 2008

slvrdrgn177 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in the United States slvrdrgn177 has sold 350+ flash drives in an advertised capacity range of 8GB to 16GB. It is not the first time slvrdrgn177 has sold fake flash devices there is evidence dating back to the summer of 2008. This is his second round of fake flash selling.

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elizmeliz Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert USA

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 14, 2008

elizmeliz is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in the United States elizmeliz has sold over 1810+ flash drives and offered 11 different listings – mainly in 16GB Advertised capacity. Promoting himself as a USA seller elizmeliz generates a false sense of security for buyers. There is evidence that this seller sold fake flash in the summer of 2008 as well. Many buyers are conned into believing the drives have a “detect” – there is nothing defective in digitally altering the drive to lie about it’s true capacity. It is also illegal.

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changshengzhubao666 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 14, 2008

changshengzhubao666 was an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in China this has sold over 490+ flash drives and offered 15 different model listings. changshengzhubao666 deregistered from eBay on December 7th, 2008. If you bought a flash drive from this seller you must test immediately. Do not store any data on the drive until you can confirm you have the advertised capacity – otherwise you are at risk of data loss. You can still file a claim against this seller with Paypal but hurry before your time window to dispute ends.

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About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 14, 2008

FixFakeFlash from SOSFakeFlash, explains steps to rescue a fake flash (counterfeit) drive. How you can try to return it to its true size. Wrestling with FrankenFlash drives to make them useful is a mystery to most victims of fake flash drive purchases. The information FixFakeFlash has for you comes from the efforts of fake flash victims who succeeded in repairing their drives.

To repair counterfeit (fake) flash drives you need the VID and the PID for a flash drive. This will help you determine the software tool required to perform a low level reformatting (commonly known as reflashing). Reformatting in an operating system is “high level” and can not repair the drive. The controller on the flash drive has been reprogrammed to lie – this is why you normally need a special software tool. They exist and are available, but you need to know which one you must use for your drive.

The VID is the Vendor information, the PID is the flash chip controller information. The PID is supposed to identify the chip set family for a software reprogramming tool. How to find this information? The easiest way is to download a program called chipgenius – it will read the drive for you. Only if chipgenius does not find any useful information or the information does not match anything known on the internet should you consider taking your USB flash drive apart. Some drives do not come apart easily so avoid this unless you have no other choice. In most cases you will not have to consider doing this.

Follow these steps to begin the journey to fix and repair your fake USB flash drive to its real size:

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