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cypress_network Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Devious – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 30, 2009

cypress_network is an eBay seller of Counterfeit MP Players and memory cards. Registered in Hong Hong cypress_network has used private auctions in the past. This is a hit and run seller. Over 950+ items have been sold.

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 cypress_network’s negative feedback Please Click Here

June 25th, 2009 – we have 2 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The models sold under the eBay seller cypress_network 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 cypress_network, 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 cypress_network



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 cypress_network
  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.

4 Responses to “cypress_network Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Devious – Hong Kong”

  1. Tim Wilkinson said

    This seller promised to exchange or refund my MP4 and did nothing. Unfortunately the 45 days expired, but I am hoping compensation will be possible. I emailed the Pay pal complaint link above just now, and I am about to lodge an official complaint with Ebay. I can’t understand how they can still be doing business!

  2. Kieran Egan said

    I got done by this guy too. Turns out I got a refund through paypal too but he was assuring me that he would get a real player out to me. Any way of contacting this guy now?

  3. Katerina said

    Me too. First item never arrived. Promised to send me another item, which never arrived. It was only 0.30 pounds, so I forgot. Is there anything I can do to help?

  4. KittyFireFlash said

    Hi Katerina,

    cypress_network is currently under suspension by eBay. At the moment little can be done for his victims.

    You can patrol on and off for his return and alert us or you can subscribe to a feed of our articles and or comments using RSS. If you see a victim comment asking for assistence to warn other buyers for his or her seller you can join in by warning buyers. Almost every alert included the article on how to warn other eBay buyers.

    You could also contact eBay sellers in your local region of the world who sell mp players, memory cards and usb flash drives and ask if they have done a proper test for actual capacity. Local out reach to sellers is desperately needed. Unlike eBay contact messages of buyers, you have a much higher daily allowance for “ask the seller a question”… This is proactive. It can save eBay sellers not based in the Orient, those who did not research their products carefully from creating victims who lose their data and files.

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