Toward A Fake Flash Drive Free World – No More Counterfeits – No More Data Loss

mike56888 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 7, 2009

mike56888 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Registered in China, mike56888 sold false capacity usb flash drives. This seller is trying to hide from eBay victims and has just recently made his feedback private.

A victim reports:

I am currently in discussion with seller trying to get a refund. The seller will not give me a refund without sending back the fake drive. He claims he needs to give it back to his supplier in order to get his money back also. He claims to be a victim as well. At this stage I think I will send it back. Here is the wording from the sellers last email to me

Dear friend
thanks for your letter very sorry for this, i’m also a victim,
i’m buy this item from other company, the company tell me the item is 16GB,
please understanding me, i agree return you all money.
your need return the item to me, because i need return this item to company,
and the company can return my money, your return fee i can pay half.
very sorry again!
thank you
best regard

– mike56888.

There is a problem with this seller SOSFakeFlash explained to the victim. eBay sellers who cry “I am a victim too!” do not race to change their feedback to private. In doing so they are avoiding their responsibilites as sellers.

mike56888 fake flash seller is trying to blame some one else. What effort is this seller making to contact his buyers, to warn them about pending data loss from using the dangerous usb drives he has sold? Is he refunding them?

In hiding his feedback, ebay seller mike56888 has earned the classification of “devious“, not the status of a victim seller. A true victim seller does not attempt to run from the damage he has done.

How do we know? The FrankenFlash project was co founded, by eBay victim sellers and eBay buyer members.

The victim’s final thoughts:

I contacted Ebay and they advise to talk to the local police and that is about all they can do. They mentioned that they have no responsibility for the integrity of items offered. If this is as wide spread as we now know it is surely they could post a warning in one of the promotion emails they send to members.

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


not yet investigated:


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 mike56888’s negative feedback Please Click Here

July 19th, 2009 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The models sold under the eBay seller mike56888 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 mike56888, 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 mike56888
  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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