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rickysell819 Ebay Fake Flash Seller – Canada – Case Of Ricky The Tricky

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 6, 2009

rickysell819 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake – false capacity) Flash USB drives. Registered in Canada, rickysell819 was the reincarnation of save_big4real. Same eBay region and later as victims discovered, same address. rickysell819 sold items he did under save_big4real (see previous article). Having a degree of ego, the leatherette usb flash drives were embrossed with his previous eBay seller id. Not bright.

He was spotted by fake flash angels. Buyers were contacted, the dots connected – the addressing information compared.

He earned the name “Ricky The Tricky“.

He manage to sell about 130 fake flash pen drives, before the Fake Flash Angels caught up with him. He was suspended by eBay. Consumer laws appear to be taken more seriously by eBay in Canada. The government over there has sharp teeth.

Victims did contact Ricky The Tricky. In fact some lived very close to him. In his second selling spree, he used a different name, same address with an apartment number. Odd, give the address was for a house.

“Ricky The Tricky” found himself in a lot of pain, similar to the pain he caused for others.

He had invested a great deal of money in those fake usb flash drives, refused to accept the financial loss or face the consequences of what he had done to others under save_big4real. Instead, he thought it was perfectly fine to continue to harm others under the id of rickysell819. He felt he deserved to get all of his money back. It did not matter what would happen to others.

He felt he was a victim and he came first.

rickysell819 – Ricky The Tricky reeled in shock. The id was suspended. He never dreamed people were watching him and patrolling. He thought he would get away with it. Ricky The Tricky, learned otherwise. He was painfully aware, many of his victims lived just a short drive away. He enjoyed the horror or pleasure of telephone calls and conversations from his victims.

The last news on Ricky The Tricky was that he was busy drowning himself in a puddle of beer.

SOSFakeFlash does not know what happened to him in the end. Some victims intended to report him to the RCMP, the national police in Canada.

The most interesting thing about the case of rickysell819 aka SaveBig4Real, is how eBay victims can organize and catch fake flash sellers. It reveals a dark side in people. How sellers who discover they were victims (purchased false capacity items), feel justified in continuing to sell to reclaim their costs. Victims have a very dim view of people who do this.

Hopefully in the the hereafter, they bake on very same fake flash nand chips from the devices they sold – down below.

It can be traumatic and a terrible discovery for an eBay seller to learn their items were not genuine capaicty, but they should not continue to sell these dangerous items to reclaim their costs. Instead they should focus their attention on the source of their volume purchase with the full force of law. Many victims sellers do. Many have received their money back. If the source is in their home country, there is a good chance at recovery of funds. It purchased abroad, it becomes a sad lesson instead.

rickysell819 sold:



RescueEbayFakeFlashVictimsReport 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

Do a good deed, warn other eBay buyers of fake flash. Help rescue them. Check positive feedback for a fake flash seller and send messages to warn. Just state facts, ask them to test. You can only send up to 5 messages a day. Save another person from a fake flash nightmare.


3 Responses to “rickysell819 Ebay Fake Flash Seller – Canada – Case Of Ricky The Tricky”

  1. TechChips said

    Ricky the tricky – brings back a lot of memories!

    I liked being a fake flash angel then.

    Victims worked together in groups against their sellers. Private communications. Cells. A lot of cloak and dagger. Waiting. Getting Ready. Organizing everyone in a group. Then on an appointed day – ZAP WHAM Bang! The seller drowned in a sea of negs. All on the same day. The fake flash sellers dropped in their tracks as all the victims used their fly swatters. Very effective.

    Internet sites are great for providing general info.

    Frankly IMHO, fighting the sellers needs a return to old ways.

    I help crunch numbers. Don’t like what I see. Everyone thinks somebody else is doing the work against a seller. BIG MISTAKE PEOPLE….so the seller just carries on.

    Miss those days. Yes SOSFAKEFLASH documents. Big deal.

    How about results? GETTING RID OF THEM? ????????? You will not succeed with articles. You need people to organize against a seller and kick his ass.

    We did that with Ricky the tricky and a lot of others. They did not try to crawl back to ebay when we were done. This site has been up a year, the new list is almost done. Question. How many people did each seller fraud? How many got their money back? How many lost data? How many were driven nuts by ebay and paypal? So how many millions are involved???????????????

    Anyway, Ricky was something else.

    You don’t need to feel sorry for him. He was warned in a lot of emails under save_big4real. Would not listen. We didn’t know just how large an inventory he had. We caught him because victims for his save_big4real didn’t walks away after they dealt with that id. They continued to patrol.

    LOL. When asked if the thumb drive would hold 32GB, he said yes, but you can only access 512MB at a time.

    Groups win. Individuals don’t. So you want to deal with a seller who sold you a fake? Get in touch with other from the seller. Then deal with it.

    The old ways got rid of them.

    What do I see? Sites like this hold the problem in check. Sort of. It is a dam. If the dam breaks it will just go back to what it used to be, before this FrankenFlash project.

    Your call.

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