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sfrankish5872 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 14, 2009

sfrankish5872 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in China sfrankish5872 sold an alarming number of 16GB usb flash drives in May 2009 currently estimated at 1100+ These flash drives shipped from Hong Kong.

sfrankish5872 was suspended on eBay May 25th, 2009. As a result the evidence has been removed by eBay – you can not consult your won listing. You have been robbed of your opportunity to leave negative feedback against this seller. You must test your usb flash drive immediately. File a claim with PayPal, you can do this against a deregistered seller. Do not delay and do not attempt to store any data on these flash drives unless you can confirm you have received the advertised capacity or you risk losing your data.

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.

To see sfrankish5872’s negative feedback Please Click Here

June 7th, 2009 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The models sold under the eBay seller sfrankish5872 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 items from sfrankish5872, you should test immediately with the software H2testw 1.4 . Do not store any important information until you can confirm you have the advertised capacity (minus formatting overhead).

Sold by sfrankish5872


Not yet Investigated:




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:

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 sfrankish5872
  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.


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