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eBay Fraud – A Powerseller eBay Can Not Stop From Harming Buyers Currently Known as intertrade-connection

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 1, 2009

FakeFlashReprogrammerPowerseller ids with high feedback scores do not have to follow eBay rules. They are immune and do as they please. intertrade-connection has a feedback score of over 27,000. Very skilled at getting victims of fake usb flash drives, memory cards and mp players to change their feedback. How long have eBay members tried to STOP this seller from harming others? 13 months. The first documented fake was in June, 2008!

How is intertrade-connection getting away with massive fraud?

1) Private Auctions
2) Exceptionally High eBay Feedback score

and of course changing his id name to evade detection. intertrade-connection was previously known as i.c.distribution and before that, i.c.distribution and earlier as i.c_electronics. Three id changes in 13 months? Exactly what kind of seller would do this? An honest one? Not likely. Our database is designed to track this kind of evasion.

intertrade-connection is very much aware of the FrankenFlash Project and SOSFakeFlash. That is why he changed to private auctions, to bury the fraudulent activity even deeper.

You would think that eBay would DO SOMETHING! They can’t.

intertrade-connection knows this and will continue to sell items with false memory capacity, so harmful to data.

You would think that if ebay was so powerless to act against the sellers score, they would at least prevent the seller from using private auctions to level the playing field and allow eBay members to do their dirty work and bring the seller down with negative feedback. eBay won’t. They need intertrade-connection’s fee’s. eBay continues to lose members and it is no secret as to why.

Exactly what kind of a powerseller has over 270 negative feedback’s in 6 months?

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=intertrade-connection&Dirn=Received+by

There are lot of games being played by intertrade-connection.

Private Auctions or not, eBay victims are starting to leave negative feedback and they are leaving clues about the items they purchased. intertrade-connection might try to change his id again, but the negative feedback has to remain, otherwise he must surrender his high score and that is one thing intertrade-connection is not prepared to do.

If eBay refuses to do anything about fraudulent activities especially against this long term offender, it is up to you. Each negative is a voice and a permanent testimony. Contact buyers who bought any eBay item that shows “private” – warn them. If you found out too late, you can still leave follow up feedback telling the truth.

13 months ago this seller got away with it, almost no negatives. People did not understand what was going on. That is changing. SOSFakeFlash is seeing buyers fighting back with their feedback vote. You can too!

Background:

If you are a victim of intertrade-connection you have a choice to make.

1) Allow this powerseller id to continue to fraud – do nothing
2) Say NO! Fight back

If you don’t mind losing your data and your money, option one is the best choice.

If you don’t like what happened to you, you must fight back. FraudedBuyersThis is a dangerous seller and a very old one. The FrankenFlash Project can not do all the work for you. We need the army of victims to take down the nasty powersellers. Only when victims join together do these nasty sellers get shut down. The most famous example of what ebayers can do is seller 3totrade. 113 fakes recorded. How did that happen? It happened when eBayers decided to contact other eBayers and warn them. It grew. People tested and contacted others.

In the case of intertrade-connection it is now more difficult since the seller hides behind private auctions. It is not a problem, any feedback that shows “private” for an ebay item number is one thing – Fake Flash! intertrade-connection has made it easy for you. “Private” will lead you to a victim! eBay only allows you to send 5 messages a day, so you need other victims to join in. Get them to report to us at SOSFakeFlash using the Report A Fake Tab

We will take care of the rest and enter the data. You must be curious on the “How”, that we will not reveal. You would be surprised to learn who is unhappy about this terrible problem

Make sure to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in feedback to help others. If you left positive feedback, do a followup feedback to tell the truth! Let people know what you bought from this nasty fraudster!

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uk-choice Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Devious – Internet ukmobi Kingston Technology Fraud – United Kingdom

Posted by techchips on August 1, 2009

uk-choice is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DataTraveler Flash USB drives. Registered in the United Kingdom, uk-choice also has an independent website, ukmobi. This seller is ignorant of the technology he sells. One of the worse examples the FrankenFlash Project has uncovered so far. You will find this example astonishing!

uk-choice-8GB as 4GB

Advertising at 8GB for this model,the photo is correct for the 8GB DataTraveler. Only they actually say the size is 4GB and in fact that is the tested capacity. The information on this fact has also independently been preserved.

Is it possible this seller simply has no understanding of the products he sells, or employee’s don’t?

On eBay uk-choice has released dangerous false capacity usb flash drives for sale. Furthermore, in using private actions for usb flash drives, uk-choice earns the classification of devious. This auction category is the most dangerous for nand based flash technology, it has allowed too many fraudlent sellers to victimize eBay members and to escape detection – increasing the number of victims.

As a result of complaint, what did uk-choice do?

1) Continue to list on eBay

uk-choice-changes 8GB to 4GB on eBay

But modify the title, yet show the same correct colour for the Kingston DataTraveler 8GB. Then further down in the listing shows:

uk-choice-changes DataTraveler 4GB Black on eBay

Sorry there never was a 4GB Kingston DataTraveler in Black!

2) Makes similar changes at their own website.

uk-choice-changes 8GB to 4GB

Their website: http://www.ukmobi.co.uk/Product_info.asp?id=1501

The FrankenFlash Project has never seen such stupidity or ignorance of technology. Both uk-choice and ukmobi SELL technology. Are you frightened? If not you should be!

The test results for this usb flash drive:

Warning: Only 7983 of 7984 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
3.9 GByte OK (8285056 sectors)
3.8 GByte DATA LOST (8064128 sectors)
Details:2.8 GByte overwritten (6048096 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
984.3 MByte corrupted (2016032 sectors)
1.5 KByte aliased memory (3 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x00000000fcd70000
Expected: 0x00000000fcd70000
Found: 0x00000000aa55aa55
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 6.45 MByte/s
Reading speed: 18.6 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

We doubt very much that this fraudster has been staying up all night performing low level formats to return these usb flash drives to the correct size of the actual flash storage chips. Any consumer who uses this flash drive would lose data after 3.9 GB without a corrective to return the usb flash drives to their actual capacity.

Even if uk-choice and ukmobi did this it is fraud. Why? Contact Kingston to ask their opinions!

uk-choice and ukmobi stubborn resolve to unload these dangerous devices to unsuspecting consumers demonstrates just how low some sellers can be. Anything to make money, anything to recover their capital. It doesn’t matter that they are harming Kingston Technologies reputation or causing data loss to consumers.

Profit at any cost, is the mantra uk-choice and ukmobi chant.

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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