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Archive for May 21st, 2009

Fake Memory Card eBay Sellers look221112 and bloomboy99 Identified Same Person – Hong Kong And China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 21, 2009

eBay Fake Memory Card sellers look221112 and bloomboy99 are connected. While their eBay id’s are registered in China, they shipped out of Hong Kong. Both are currently under eBay suspension. If you bought any memory cards from these sellers please test immediately and file a claim before it is too late. Read the rest of this entry »

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About The Danger Of Drop-shipping For Both Sellers And Buyers On ebay For MP Players, USB Flash Pen Sticks And Memory Cards

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 21, 2009

There are a lot of fake MP Players, memory cards and usb flash drives being sold on eBay. The FrankenFlash Project is struggling to free eBay from these devices that cause so much pain to buyers when they lose data. The project is also trying to educate the global public about the problem – it can be found everywhere now.

On eBay a lot of buyers are puzzled about why their sellers are listed in one country but they receive merchandise sent from another. Unfortunately many eBay Sellers use “drop shipping” and do not carefully inspect their merchandise. As a result they are paying the price when eBay members find out that they have received fake and counterfeit items. All sellers need to be careful about what they sell, whether on eBay or elsewhere.

Recently FakeFakeNews published a great article we think everyone needs to read – sellers and buyers alike. You will learn about what this drop-shipping is and why it can be very dangerous.

Read: The danger of drop-shipping for both sellers and buyers on ebay

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lovehuangfeifei2008 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 21, 2009

lovehuangfeifei2008 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) MP Players. Based in China, lovehuangfeifei2008 has sold over 2000+ This fake flash MP Player eBay needs to be stopped!

This is MP Player really 8GB?

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No it is not, have a look at this:

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lovehuangfeifei2008 internal-8GB-2

Want to try the decoding exercise to find out what the chip holds? Read hitech2day Inside A Fake MP Player Sold By Ebay Fake Seller – Proof Of Fake MP Players Sold On Ebay Exposed to learn how people do it.

There is actually a solution to repair this one just published: Fake MP Player and How To Fix It – Niko’s Repair Of eBay Seller lovehuangfeifei2008 Fake MP Player

What everyone does not understand is why does eBay allow the selling of fake MP Players to continue? Year after year after YEAR! ……

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims.

See the other models sold by lovehuangfeifei2008 …..

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beyboosry Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 21, 2009

beyboosry is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives.

Based in China beyboosry is unloading 64GB fake GB flash drives with alarming speed – over 550+ have been sold for a sale of over £11,000. Listings for them continue on eBay. Read the rest of this entry »

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look221112 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 21, 2009

look221112 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Memory Cards. Based in China, look221112 ships out of Hong Kong. look221112 is currently under eBay suspension. If you bought a memory card from this seller test immediately and file your claim with Paypal quickly.

High Speed 32GB 32 GB Secure MEMORY CARD SD CARD

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One victims comments on the memory card:

The SD card I received looks exactly like the one in the Seller’s eBay listing with the exception that the card I received has the brand name SanDisk in two place: at the top and at the bottom of the sticker on the front of the card. Also, there is a tiny white logo in the upper right of the sticker that says: “ESP MD mclow M” in a white oval with something like a “Nike swoosh” inside the oval as well.

The back of the SD card is black and blank. If there’s supposed to be a serial number or some other QC Acceptance number or code on a valid SanDisk SDHC card, this card has none. The card arrived in an unsealed plastic SD card holder in a brown envelope. Please also note in the eBay listing that the Seller says under Shipping:”3.We will send the item as GIFT and declared lower value for shipping purpose only. It will not reflective to the total price you paid or the market value of the product. Lower value will avoid or minimize your import tax. Any import charge or fee is buyer’s responsibility.” If correct, I’ll assume this is Customs fraud and possibly postal fraud clearly spelled out in the Seller’s eBay listing!

SOSFakeFlash:

It is customs fraud to lie about items being sent abroad. Items that are “purchased” are not gifts. This is a practise many sellers engage in. It is also a subject of hot debate amoung eBay members. Few like the tax man, but consider this, customs employee’s have a duty to perform and to protect the country that employs them from contraband and harm. They don’t work for free and need to have their salaries paid. Seller look221112 not only sold fake flash but also committed customs and postal fraud.

It is a very debated subject. If you are a victim of look221112 and you kept your envelope you have additional evidence to submit with your claim. We don’t think Paypal or eBay are likely to want to be held accountable for knowingly or unknowningly participating in customs an postal fraud. It is odd that eBay does not scan listings pages for this sort of information and suspend sellers automatically if they do this.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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Genuine or Counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler – Quick Detection – A Guide

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 21, 2009

Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler usb flash drive pensticks are being counterfeited – how can you tell? Recently fake Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler flash drives began to appear on eBay, it is growing with alarming speed! eBay is not the only place you will find them, they are available at internet wholesaling sites in the orient.

What is the quickest inspection you can do to find out if you bought a counterfeit? Kingston engaves it’s usb connector for the DT150 64GB DataTraveler.

DT150 Kingston DataTraveler

Here are other signs reported by victims when they compare counterfeits to the genuine Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler:

1. The main font is slightly (but definitely) different.
2. The actual USB plug is mounted upside down – such that the indicator light (which doesn’t work anyway) is facing downward when the drive is plugged in normally.
3. The lanyard hole is round as opposed the slightly square on the real Kingston.
4. Plastic moulding is poorly finished, with seams and visible.
5. The burgundy coloured outer finish is a very cheap & nasty stick on affair that doesn’t [quite] fit at the edge reliefs.

On a real one the USB connector is engraved and the back of the package has a second Bar Code sticker (see pictures below).

  1. The counterfeits don’t have a blue light (although there is a spot for it).
  2. The counterfeits are put together backwards, note on the real one pictured here you can see the copper path through the holes in the USB connector on the counterfeits its black from that side because they are backwards.
  3. The counterfeit is very light in weight, less half the weight.
  4. The best way to tell is the size of registered trademark symbol ® after the words DataTraveler on the front side that has 64GB on it, the counterfeit has a very small ®, about the size of one of the small dots on the surface, on a real one its over twice as big ®, see the pictures and compare.

This is the counterfeit and you can see how tiny the registered trademark symbol ® is compared to the genuine drive. Note that counterfeits unlike a genuine drive can come in several different variations.

The other thing that usually distinguishes genuine Kingston Flash drives from counterfeits is the packaging. Look at the back.

Genuine Kingston DT150 64GB DataTravelerBackCounterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB DataTravelerBack

Some counterfeits to have serial number information but you can easliy verify see: Kingston USB Flash Drives – Detect Counterfeits And Fakes – Product Verification Kingston can help with their detection site to determine if the Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler you bought is genuine.

If you bought a counterfeit (fake) from a seller on eBay please report in to SOSFakeFlash Report A Fake Tab

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kikikimarket Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Devious – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 21, 2009

kikikimarket is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives and MP Players. Based in Hong Kong kikikimarket plays dirty using private auctions. Current estimates are over 1500+ items sold.

There is only one way to deal with a seller like kikikimarket – report all his private auction listings to eBay, over and over again! You will find the option at the bottom of listing pages. Right now he is not selling MP Players but dumping usb flash drives at alarming speed. There is nothing worse than a fake flash seller who hides behind private auctions. They claim the most victims, make the biggest profits and last the longest.

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Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims.

Please look at the items we have on file for kikikimarket.

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