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

comp_usb Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered USA

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 19, 2008

comp_usb was an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in the United States comp_usb sold almost 500 flash pen drives with an advertised capacity of 8GB to 16GB in nine different listings.

To see comp_usb’s negative feedback Please Click Here

Decemeber 17th, 2008 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

If you bought a drive from comp_usb you are at risk of data loss. Please do not store data on the drive until you can confirm the true capacity. Few victims remain in the time window to claim against this deregistered seller. For most the only option will be to attempt a repair of the drive. See SOSFakeFlash’s posts on repairs and also visit for information on the subject.

comp_usb earned:

Items Sold: 36.27%
Total Value Sold: £5965.21
Total Value Shipping: £257.23
Total Value Not Sold: £13104.54
Sold Item Fees: £307.00
Unsold Item Fees: £725.75

This is the model sold under the eBay seller comp_usb 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 comp_usb, 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).

The 16GB Model sold by comp_usb


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 comp_usb
  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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