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pigpingxian Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 19, 2009

pigpingxian is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in China this seller sold more than 1200+ fake 8GB flash drives. Victims of fake flash on eBay by reporting in to SOSFakeFlash provide a lot of supporting information – not just data. Here is a demonstration of how you the victim of fake flash increase evidence by reporting:

In the case of pigpingxian….

Two victims found the 8GB advertised capacity to be only 2GB for their usb flash drives.

One victim – Kitty2GB had an interesting observation:

Sent e-mail requesting replacement and got a partial refund, e-mailed again saying not acceptable as I wanted a replacement and within seconds got the rest of my money refunded.Obviously he did not have a Hello Kitty 8gb drive to send to me, & didn’t offer me another style of 8GB drive, although he is selling them.

While victim another ColdFlash reported:

bid, won, payed via paypal and recieved 8GB PEN DRIVE USB 2.0U FLASH MEMORY STICK (LEATHER B#). Unfortunately I noticed later that eBay is full filled of counterfeit flash memories. And I became a victim. If I only knew before, I wouldn’t even ever bid one.Drive size that was advertized was 8GB but actual drive size that was tested was 2GB. Drive also fails general usage test as I couldn’t copy back files from flash drive when it was copied almost full of it’s capasity.Here are my results from H2testw v1.4 ….

Both different models. Kitty2GB was indeed correct, pigpingxian couldn’t offer a replacement, ColdFlash with his independent report to SOSFakeFlash confirmed Kitty2GB’s suspicions. The speedy refund of full after first offering a partial made that pretty clear. pigpingxian couldn’t offer a replacement in another model – he didn’t have any true capacity 8GB usb flash drives to offer. He refunded Kitty2GB quickly to hush things up. The guilt is cyrstal.

Reporting in to SOSFakeFlash is very helpful to victims. The cold hard data facts you contribute are necessary, but your personal observations and stories are just as important.

pigpingxian’s recent earnings:

Items Sold: 21.76%
Total Value Sold: £2458.37
Total Value Shipping: £8931.91
Total Value Not Sold: £15218.65
Sold Item Fees: £418.45
Unsold Item Fees: £1264.85

To see pigpingxian’s negative feedback Please Click Here

January 18th, 2009 – we have 2 eBay listings confirmed fake.

These are the models sold under the eBay seller pigpingxian All are 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 pigpingxian, 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 Models sold by pigpingxian



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 pigpingxian
  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.


3 Responses to “pigpingxian Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China”

  1. melmax said

    Prompt me, is it possible to use email of the HK police concerning china seller pigpingxian?

  2. fightflashfraud said

    Unless the seller is actually based in Hong Kong it probably is not appropriate to contact the Hong Kong police.

  3. melmax said

    I received Fake flash from pigpingxian. Where can I find the email of the Chinese police?

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