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pandachinchin Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 12, 2009

pandachinchin is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in Hong Kong pandachinchin is currently estimated to have sold more than 1500+.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

To see pandachinchin’s negative feedback Please Click Here

May 8th, 2009 – we have 6 eBay listings confirmed fake.

These are the models sold under the eBay seller pandachinchin 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 pandachinchin, 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 pandachinchin

2056

2060

2059

2058

Not yet investigated

2057

Should your device not report the true advertised capacity:

  1. Immediately attempt to move any data you have stored on it 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:

complaint-response@paypal.com

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 pandachinchin
  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:

SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com

on your correspondence.

    2 Responses to “pandachinchin Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong”

    1. Konrad said

      Pandachinchin: purchased from them 16gb flash drive received drive and tested @ 2gb.

    2. Spider-Head said

      I bought the “16GB” drive from Pandachinchin in May 2009. It was the drive pictured last in the images above, labeled “Not yet investigated.” This drive is black with a zig-zag silver band in between the cap and the body. It does not have a small metal ring on the end of the body, as the other black drive pictured above has. It is about 6cm x 2cm, with a slightly rubber-textured finish.

      I have tested this drive using H2testw 1.4, and found it to actually be a 2GB drive. I was able to repair this drive using the tools listed and with download links on this page: https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/where-to-download-alcor-tools-to-fix-fake-usb-flash-drives/

      I specifically used ALCOR AU9386 V1.10 to identify the proper VID and PID of the drive, and AlcorMP-080829 to low-level format the drive.

      It appears to be working correctly as a 2GB drive now. H2testw 1.4 shows it to currently have a size of 2004 MB. I have not extensively tested it. The controller is made by Alcor. I have been unable to identify the memory chip, and have not opened it to find out.

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