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Archive for June 13th, 2009

How Did kingstonusbcf.com Get Reported As A Seller Of Counterfeit Kingston USB Flash Drives?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 13, 2009

Victims of false capacity usb flash drives search the internet for information and help. Google searches have sponsored links to help pay for providing you with a free internet search service. The website kingstonusbcf.com used the sponsored links service to rise high in searches.

SOSFakeFlash has been busy promoting awareness on an outbreak of fake Kingston DT150 USB Flash drives currently flooding into eBay with alarming speed. So when victims search the internet using google and typing in DT150 this is what came up.

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You will clearly see the SOSFakeFlash warning post. On the lower right was kingstonusbcf’s ad. In additional random searches depending on the country zone of google this appeared.

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kingstonusbcf was at the top of the paid sponsorship list. This would be great if you were selling genuine usb flash drives. There is nothing better to heard buyers away from eBay to another site than a fake flash warning. However, if you are an internet seller of false capacity and your victims are searching for information about you or the model they purchased, this is the last thing you want -to be paired with warning about fakes.

kingstonusbcf even appeared inside of SOSFakeFlash. This site is hosted free and occasional ad’s are inserted discretely and tastefully on occasion by wordpress to help fund the site.

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Imagine the irony here. kingstonusbcf near the article of a “converstion between a fake flash seller and a victim”. This was quiet unexpected.

On the internet, Kingston, FlashDriveFacts, FakeFlashNews and SOSFakeFlash came up together along with kingstonusbcf.

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All would have been fine, if kingstonusbcf was selling true capacity Kingston usb flash drives. In fact kingstonusbcf would do well. Unfortunately this seller’s victims were looking for information on him and the problem. Precisely the goal of the FrankenFlash Project – to help consumers who have been frauded or are confused as to why their flash based device is not working as advertised.

Honest sellers will do well from information like this, fraudster will NOT! kingstonusbcf was found out.

Read The Facts: kingstonusbcf.com Said To Sell Counterfeit Kingston Flash Drives

even Kingston reported this seller was known as a site to sell counterfeits.

The only way to stop this fraud and prevent people from losing data to false capacity usb flash drives is to work together – to report these sellers and promote consumer awareness on a global scale. That is the goal of the FrankenFlash Project.

You make the difference.

Reference information can be found at this site trying collect and catalogue fake flash devices, especially for counterfeits, http://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/

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zhongel Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 13, 2009

zhongel is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in China zhongel is the spitting image of our dear haifter and of course is also selling 8 GB MP Players. zhongel is tip toeing through the fake flash tulips in hope of not being discovered. You will get a speedy refund to hush up as zhongel is attempting to be haifter successor. More than 1200+ fake flash items have been dumped so far and the fake flash assembly line is in full gear.

A recent comment at SOSFakeFlash said:

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I see there is a dramatic change in the listings by haifter too. Was it something we said?

haifter was/is the 10th life, zhongel the 11th. So the question is, How many lives can a fake flash seller have?

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Is this cheeky? Does its not demonstrate who rules eBay? Fake Flash sellers rule and eBay is fast asleep, from eating a poisoned fake flash apple? Where is prince charming to wake eBay up! Unfortunately fake flash victims are not inclined toward giving eBay that magic kiss.

If you bought any flash based item from this seller test immediately for true capacity and do not use unless you can confirm you have the advertised capacity. Leave negative feedback immediately if you have a false capacity item. If you left postive, do follow up feedback. Under no circumstances should you revise feedback to get a refund. Contact everyone who left postive feedback for this seller and get them to test!

SOSFakeFlash usually puts the images of fake flash devices the continuation of an article, so has to save on people’s bandwidth. On occasion when we need to make a point we present the items before the continuation. Here are the items zhongel is offering. Comments anyone?

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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.

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haifter Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 13, 2009

haifter is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in China, haifter also sold MP Players. This is one very slippery fake flash seller. Skilled at manipulating buyers and trying to stay under the fake flash radar of SOSFakeFlash. This is dump and run kind of seller. Current estimates are approximately 1500+

If you bought any flash device from this seller test immediately for true capacity and do not use unless you can confirm you have the advertised capacity. Leave negative feedback immediately if you have a false capacity item. If you left postive, do follow up feedback. Under no circumstances should you revise feedback to get a refund. haifter is very skilled. We have seen this sellers M.O. (Modus operandi) under previous eBay id’s.

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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SOSFakeFlash Consumer Education Week 20090605 – 20090612. The Problem of Counterfeit and Fake Memory Sold On Ebay

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 13, 2009

SOSFakeFlash published a series of articles to educate consumers on the problem of fake mp players, usb flash drives and memory sticks sold on ebay during the week of June 5th 2009 to June 12th 2009. It includes information collected by the FrankenFlash Project over a 13th month period. The objective was to increase global awareness about the problem of false capacity devices being sold on eBay and to assist members to avoid buying false capacity items. These devices can be dangerous to files as they will be lost the moment the true capacity of the flash drive chips is exceeded. Read the rest of this entry »

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taoline2 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 13, 2009

taoline2 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in China taoline2 offered one of the largest fake flash usb pen drive menu’s on record. He sold an advertised capacity of 8GB and 16GB. 16GB usb flash drives have been confirmed. taoline2 has been cornered by eBay fake flash victims and has currently halted his fake flash assembly line.

Anyone who bought a usb memory stick from taoline2 is urged to test it immediately for true capacity – you are at risk of data loss. If you confirm you purchased a counterfeit from him leave immediate negative feedback. If you have already left positive feedback, please do a follow up feedback.

People have worked hard to stop taoline2 from listing more but you can be sure he will start up again if he thinks the coast is clear. Act and do your part. He needs to be sent to eBay fake flash prison – suspended. File your PayPal Claim as soon as you have left your feedback.

We are showing all the usb flash drives he offered for sale!

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.

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