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SOSFakeFlash News January 31 2009 – eBay Attacks Fake Flash Angels – Call for Safe Internet Sellers MP Players – Memory Cards – USB Flash Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 31, 2009

New Updates will be released by Feburary 2nd, 2009 at the main SOSFakeFlash site. Reminder on: Did You Manage To Buy A Real USB Flash Drive – MP Player – Memory Card On eBay Or The Internet?

https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/did-you-manage-to-buy-a-real-usb-flash-drive-mp-player-memory-card-on-ebay-or-the-internet/

If you know a safe eBay seller or a safe internet site for buying usb flash drives, MP Players or memory cards please send your info to sosfakeflashdrive@gmail.com or leave a comment on the post.

  • A number of eBay Fake Flash Angels have had their wings clipped by eBay. Not surprising, not new. eBay has a habit of focusing in the wrong direction. It is easier to attack the messenger then to address the issue. Fake Flash Angels are used to having their wings singed – they just sprout new ones but it will take a bit of time. If you can help in warning victims of your buyer please do.
  • Keep up the good work everyone! eBay Fake Flash Seller rongcle as been forced to deregister!
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rongcle Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China – Call to All Ebay Members

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 30, 2009

Only a few hours ago SOSFakeFlash released a warning about eBay fake flash seller rongcle. SOSFakeFlash has just received information that this seller has started to list his fake flash drives again. Read the rest of this entry »

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rongcle Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 30, 2009

rongcle is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in china rongcle has sold almost 1500+ 16GB flash drives. Four days later this seller stopped listing his fake flash merchandise. SOSFakeFlash can now confirm all models sold are of false capacity. Please see the models rongcle sold. If you bought one you risk data loss.

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tradingcameller Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 30, 2009

tradingcameller was an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in Hong Kong this eBay selling id is different. There were over 40 listings active recently. There is an interesting difference in listing descriptions – the prefix of “genuine” or “mini”. It is possible that genuine refers to a true capacity brand name drive while, mini refers to a litte flash drive turned into a maxi (false capacity) usb flash drive.

Examining what tradingcameller has sold and is currently selling reveals a mixed grill. Fake flash devices mixed in with true capacity drives (brand names). This is an unusual combination. Is this id selling on behalf of others or is tradingcameller trying a new technique? Is the sellers name a hint?

Trading Cameller… similar to what we know as a horse trader? We advise you check the teeth of any usb drive you buy from this seller.

Test! For the true capacity and do not use any flash drive until you can confirm you have the true capacity to avoid data loss. 10 different models were sold by this seller. To see what we have on file…

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kbis_system Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Deregistered Devious – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 30, 2009

kbis_system was an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in Hong Kong this seller used private auctions and earned the classification of devious. He also sold MP Players and other inexpensive items. Current estimates are over 2000+ 16GB usb flash drives sold. If you bought a usb flash drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss – you need to test it immediately for it’s true capacity.

Under no circumstances should you spare eBay or Paypal for having allowed this seller to get away with selling flash capacity usb flash drives under private auctions. No matter when you purchased from this seller – demand and insist on your refund. Be sure to let them know just how you feel about allowing flash technology to be listed under private auctions. The practise is despicable. Please review the drives sold by kbis_system. Trying to deregister and or hide from the FrankenFlash Project isn’t going to work. We can and will capture the evidence. Victims deserve to know the truth and to have a voice!

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johnnymagasin Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Kong Hong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 30, 2009

johnnymagasin was an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) MP Players. Based in Hong Kong johnnymagasin sold many different MP Players. If you bought an MP Player from this seller you need to test it for it’s true capacity or you will risk losing or music files. johnnymagasin sold thousands of MP Players.

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Did You Manage To Buy A Real USB Flash Drive – MP Player – Memory Card On eBay Or The Internet?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 26, 2009

Are you a person who bought a real (genuine capacity) MP Player, usb flash drive or memory card on the Internet or even eBay? There is an urgent need to find sites that are safe to buy from. True capacity, not fakes or counterfeits. Many people do not have easy access to usb flash drives, memory cards or MP Players where they live or at least not at prices they can afford.

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Ebay Fake Flash Sellers Alert India – A Mystery In New Delhi

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 25, 2009

Our story of counterfeit Kingston Flash USB drives begins in New Delhi, India. The famous lime DataTraveler at 2GB is being sold in magical sizes – from 16 GB to strange 40GB and even 80GB advertised capacities on eBay. These Sellers are trying disclaim the quality of goods by saying they are Chinese products and so can not take any responsibility. Most Kingston DataTravelers ARE MANUFACTURED IN CHINA, so how is it that major relate outlets around the world do not have dissatisfied customers storming their doors? Some of the most advanced and sophisticated technologies at reasonable prices are being manufactured in China. This is the 21st century, the “made in China” excuse does not hold water – for many Brand Name products.

Join SOSFakeFlash on an exploration of just how widespread counterfeit and fake flash usb drives are on ebay.

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Warning KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive 128GB Appearing For Sale On The Internet – A Guide

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 25, 2009

Please Check Kingston’s Official Site for the flash USB drives currently offered. They do not offer any KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive  model with a capacity of 128GB. The highest capacity currently for DT100 is 32GB, only available  in the Far East, Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Update February 26th, 2010:  Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

Kingston now makes 256GB flash drives .  Read  DT310/256GB Replaces DataTraveler DT300 256GB DataTraveler From Kingston Technologies. DT310 Is The Biggest USB Pen Stick Memory Flash Drive Size. you will find the price interesting and useful for comparision in this article.

Update June 16th 2009. There is now a 128GB usb flash drive from Kingston see: Kingston Technologies Releases DT200 128GB USB Flash Drive To Market

Reported to SOSFakeFlash, we have documented some of the sources for these 128GB USB Flash Drives that are stealing the Kingston Name for counterfeiting and selling false capacity usb flash drives. You will find useful information to help you learn and spot the fakes – what you can to to find a genuine Kingston USB Flash Drive on the internet.

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Ebay Begins To Address Issue Fake Flash Device Sellers

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 24, 2009

Evidence is now appearing that Fake Flash Sellers of false capacity MP Players, Memory Cards and USB Flash drives are being removed by eBay. Listings are down. Many sellers based in the Orient have stopped selling – anything. There are still individual listings for known fakes appearing in the United States and United Kingdom. Canada is showing signs of becoming active in offering these items. SOSFakeFlash is not sure if this is a reroute attempt to continue or if it is simply recent acquisition from disreputable wholesalers.

If you have bought any MP Player, Memory Card or USB Flash drive on eBay in the last three months you should test the item immediately for it’s actual capacity against the advertised capacity. Report any false capacity device to SOSFakeFlash without delay – see Report A Fake. You have little time as the evidence trails are disappearing.

To Claim, To Help and to learn more about Brand Name Counterfeits…

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Buying Kingston and Sony USB Flash Drives On eBay Safely – A Guide

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 24, 2009

If you exercise care and research you can buy genuine Kingston and Sony USB Flash drives on eBay. You need to do your homework first! While listings for on branded false capacity usb Flash drives are going down on eBay, the issue of counterfeits for these two brand names has as yet, not been addressed.

Please review the information presented to help you find the genuine capacity items for both Kingston and Sony usb flash drives on eBay.

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What Is It That eBay Sellers of Fake Flash Devices Using Private Auctions Just Don’t Understand?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 22, 2009

It is no secret that eBay is NOT the place to buy flash devices such as usb flash drives, memory cards or MP Players. There are genuine sellers of these items on eBay but they are few and hard to find -buried under the cheap and not so cheap fake flash heap. The traffic in counterfeit and fake (flash capacity) has been around for a long time on eBay, old eBay members say it dates back to 2003 but most internet evidence starts appearing in 2005.

eBay Fake Flash sellers come and go. The most recent trend is to use Private Auctions so that there is no evidence of what was purchased. This is against the intent eBay had for the use of such listing. Like other fake flash sellers they do get found out. But these sellers add to their crimes when they are caught by a member. SOSFakeFlash has seen this repeatedly in eight months of investigating.

Seeing it is believing it. Here is one of the most obvious and glaring examples.

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What Do eBay Fake Flash Sellers jinyu_zheng, dai_xinyu, zhujunpeibay Have In Common?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 22, 2009

jinyu_zheng, dai_xinyu, zhujunpeibay are all documented and investigated eBay Fake Flash Sellers. What do these sellers have in common? Are you interested? Curious? This article is not going to be pleasant for some to read.

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Buying On eBay – MP Players – Memory Cards – USB Flash drives – Why You should Use A Credit Card To Pay And Not Your Bank Account

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 21, 2009

The evidence gathered in the last eight months by the FrankenFlash Project and their groups indicates that buying MP Players, USB Flash Drives and Memory Cards is a very risky business. You will find more than enough documented evidence at sosfakeflash.wordpress.com.

So if you are going to bid and buy on eBay why use a credit card instead of bank account funding?

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eBay Private Auction Listings – eBay Fake Flash Sellers Prefer – Victims Learn The Meaning The Hard Way – A Guide

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 21, 2009

eBay sellers of fake flash MP Players, memory cards and usb flash drives prefer private auction listings. They avoid detection the longest, make antonishing profit and create the longest list of victims who will be made obsured by this listing category. Sellers who use this listing type are not found only in the Orient, you will find them everywhere including in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe. Some begin selling this way, others resort to this listing type when negative feedback starts to come in revealing the truth about what they are selling.
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What Do eBay Fake Flash Sellers zhidao16888 – jingpinwu688 – hxiongxu Have In Common?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 21, 2009

zhidao16888, jingpinwu688, hxiongxu are all documented and investigated eBay Fake Flash Sellers. What do these sellers have in common? Are you interested? Curious?

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ganglin08 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 21, 2009

ganglin08 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) MP Players. Based in China ganglin08 has sold over 3800+, at very healthy profits. If you have purchased an MP Player do not assume manufacturing defect, falsifying the genuine capacity of the flash drive chip is not defect. You should not load your music files until you have tested and verified that you have received the true advertised capacity. Just how much money has ganglin08 made recently?

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amaliahd Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – USA

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 20, 2009

amaliahd is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in the United States amaliahd sold 32GB Fake Flash drives. If you bought a usb flash drive from this seller you risk data loss.

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