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sinceritytrading Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 12, 2009

sinceritytrading is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Registered in Hong Kong, sinceritytrading offers a lot of brand name flash based items. Confirmed fake is the SANDISK CRUZER U3 8GB. Please test anything you have purchased from this seller to ensure you receive the advertised capacity.

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To understand about Fake Flash Sellers Read:

A Victim’s insight: ebidetrade001 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – Hong Kong

Victim consumer education on nand flash storage chips:

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

FakeFlashSellers01 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 sinceritytrading’s negative feedback Please Click Here

    August 9th, 2009 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

    The models sold under the eBay seller sinceritytrading 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 sinceritytrading, 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:

    complaint-response@paypal.com

    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 sinceritytrading
    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:

    SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com

    on your correspondence.

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    5 Responses to “sinceritytrading Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong”

    1. stephen said

      I bought an 8 GB Sandisk Extreme CF from sinceritytrading recently (big risk, I now realise) and it’s OK. There are no errors and transfer speeds are faster than my old laptop.
      Do I trust sinceritytrading? Not 100%.
      Would I buy from them again? Probably not.
      Are all there products fake? I don’t think so. Sites like fightflashfraud, sosfakeflash, fake-memory.com are grossly unfair to traders who make just one mistake. Perhaps sinceritytrading’s supplier was at fault and they themselves didn’t know the product was bad. They must ship thousands and can’t test even batches, I think.
      Was my purchase a good deal? Yes, but what if the card failed with htestw. Is it worth the trouble to test and then dispute over a fake card? Probably not.

    2. KittyFireFlash said

      Stephen,

      You raise some interesting points.

      SOSFakeFlash is about victims, not about sellers. The rules however, come from former fake flash sellers on eBay.

      It is good to learn that your memory card from sinceritytrading seems to be genuine. It your card was a fake and you just returned from your vacation, you would have a very different point of view.

      As far as buyers are concerned, sellers are RESPONSIBLE. The “it was my supplier” routine does not cut it with buyers who have lost data or important files.

      Stephen, if you must know, it is not the money people loose that drive us to continue. Does anyone think the people who work for the FrankenFlash project would sacrifice so much of their time about money buyers lose?

      It is about the files and data people lose. Money can be replaced or earned again, data can not.

      Sheer volume of sales is not an acceptable excuse.

      About the 1 strike = an alert.

      In our early days we gave a lot of eBay sellers the benefit of doubt. It was a big mistake. It allowed sellers to continue and led to unbelievable numbers of eBay members who became victims. They never knew the truth.

      The zero tolerance policy is not something we like. Yes, ignorant eBay sellers who do not research their products or test, pay a heavy price. However most of their buyers pay an even heavier price.

      We have stated that if an eBay seller can PROVE and submit proof to our satisfaction and eBay’s that every single buyer was refunded in full and issued an apology we would remove an alert, providing buyers also agreed. 3 years later, no eBay seller of fake flash memory has done so. Draw your own conclusions.

      Most importantly, Stephen, you should look at the number of alerts we have issued on fake flash memory sellers caught on eBay. See the left menu bar, eBaySellers sellers.

      SOSFakeFlash will not reveal everything we know or just how much data we have on file. This is a very public site.

      It is read by eBay victims. It is also read by eBay fake flash memory sellers and EBAY!

      The only possibility of details ever coming to light, is in a court of law.

      SOSFakeFlash has no comments on fightflashfraud or fake-memory.com, except they also understand just how serious the issue(s) are. If they have a zero tolerance policy, Kudos to them. It means they know just how serious the problem is.

      It is the opinion of SOSFakeFlash that the more exposure of the issue of fake flash memory chip there is on the internet, the better.

      Consumers need to be aware. Buyers? They had better do their research or suffer the consequences.

      About being unfair to traders….

      Supposing I sold cans of peas. And in high volume. If only 1 can in a 100 is poisonous and makes somebody sick or kills them, would people hold me responsible?

      As much as I hate the food anology and any references to China, I think it is clear. Digitally altered flash memory is – data poison. The damage to people is something that can not be accurately described in words.

      When food is poisoned there is massive recalls, for the good and the bad. We don’t see any recalls for flash memory items. Can you guess why?

      Stephen, these days there is a lot of information available on fake flash memory chips. eBay sellers have no excuse. If they did not do their research, buyers should not be the ones to pay the price.

      If a seller was frauded by a supplier, then they must take legal action against the supplier. It does not negate their responsiblies toward their buyers.

      Sorry, but we and the victims of fake flash memory products will not accept from sellers:

      I was frauded by my supplier so I can fraud you and have you pick up the tab. Since I am a victim as well, I don’t have to accept the responsibility of my actions that caused you to lose your information…..

      That kind of reasoning is seen over and over again. If you sell fake flash memory, accept the consequences of your actions. Be an adult about it. Don’t look for somebody else to blame and attempt to use it as an excuse to exhornorate yourself from your responsiblities.

      Why do consumers have to bear the brunt of the actions of sellers or traders?

      If sinceritytrading is truley sincere and wants a fresh start, why does the seller not simply open a new id and begin again?

      We have the answer to that but will not explain here. sinceritytrading should as a powerseller take their suppliers to court. eBay members and buyers are not responsible for sinceritytrading’s problems.

      Last of all, Stephen, do you know just how many fake flash memory sellers there are on eBay? Less than 1% make it to an alert at this site.

      Whether we report 1 or 100 recorded victims for a seller, it really does not matter. 1 is enough. If you disagree Stephen, please contact eBay and ask them to reveal their internal information on just how many eBay members have been frauded with fake flash memory during the last 8 years. They do have the information BTW, only they are not going to reveal it to the public.

      All we can do is to continue to document and warn the public. Any internet site that choose to reveal the fraud on eBay for digitally alterend memory?

      THANK YOU!

      On behalf of all victims of fake flash memory purchases around the world.

    3. The_Flash said

      “Sites like fightflashfraud, sosfakeflash, fake-memory.com are grossly unfair to traders who make just one mistake.”

      And fake flash media is grossly unfair to the new parent who uses it to take their irreplaceable first picture of their newborn; It’s grossly unfair to the person who, having paid for a once-in-a-lifetime trip, uses it to try to take pictures of events that will never in their life be repeated; It’s grossly unfair to the future of the youngster who entrusted their important course-work to it (and whose reason for not having the work is likely to be dismissed as a childish excuse!); It’s grossly unfair to people who buy them as thoughtful gifts, and people who receive them and lose files. And so on and so forth. There are plenty more reasons than that.

    4. KittyFireFlash said

      @ The_Flash

      You have clearly explained why we exist. Would we have the time to be as clear thinking as you and to state things so simply. We at SOSFakeFlash sometimes feel we are a factory, spiting out alerts on an industrial scale. We are so repetitive. It is not our choice.

      Every day, more people on eBay become victims.

      New ids. Same old story. What does it take take to stop people from being so foolish as to buy on eBay?

      We just don’t understand the magitude of the fraud. It just keeps on.

      If sinceritytrading is attempting to be honest these days, DUH! If it was not for SOSFakeFlash this seller would be sellig fake memory like hot cakes.

      The only positive think about this site?

      Fake memory sellers fear being listed here. With good reason, I might add.

      “Sites like fightflashfraud, sosfakeflash, fake-memory.com are grossly unfair to traders who make just one mistake.”

      And fake flash media is grossly unfair to the new parent who uses it to take their irreplaceable first picture of their newborn; It’s grossly unfair to the person who, having paid for a once-in-a-lifetime trip, uses it to try to take pictures of events that will never in their life be repeated; It’s grossly unfair to the future of the youngster who entrusted their important course-work to it (and whose reason for not having the work is likely to be dismissed as a childish excuse!); It’s grossly unfair to people who buy them as thoughtful gifts, and people who receive them and lose files. And so on and so forth. There are plenty more reasons than that

      is the best summary of why we continue to fight.

      Thank you, The_Flash.

    5. The_Flash said

      Kitty, I can honestly say that the entire paragraph came more from you guys and your work than it did from me. I just called it as I saw it. 🙂

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