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kitmanlaw2008 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 2, 2009

kitmanlaw2008 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Registered in China, kitmanlaw2008 sold fake Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives. The image shown for the item uses the correct image for 4GB. However the true capacity is only 256MB. This is usually seen for Kingston Counterfeits sold in Asia, particularily in India.

Warning: Only 3941 of 3942 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
242.6 MByte OK (497024 sectors)
3.6 GByte DATA LOST (7574144 sectors)
Details:3.6 GByte overwritten (7574144 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x000000000f290000
Expected: 0x000000000f290000
Found: 0x00000000f64f0000
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 3.52 MByte/s
Reading speed: 4.30 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

The shell casing may be what Kingston once used, but inside is something else! Kingston has discontinued this model. You can expect fraudulent sellers will recycle the casings for counterfeits. kitmanlaw2008 sold them as individual listings but also in lots of 20 and 100 pieces. Warning: to anyone who purchased lots from this seller, please test. Do not sell them on eBay or locally!2748

To understand about Fake Flash Sellers: fengfeng_joy2008 Fraud – Conversations between THH And Fake Flash Seller On Fake 32GB Memory Cards. Tale of Denial, Bribery And Violation Of eBay’s Feedback Policies

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. 

To see kitmanlaw2008’s negative feedback Please Click Here

August 1st, 2009 – we have 3 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The model sold under the eBay seller kitmanlaw2008 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 kitmanlaw2008, 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).

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 kitmanlaw2008
  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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