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

shop-till-drops aka Shining_World Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Devious – United Kingdom

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 30, 2009

shop-till-drops aka Shining_World is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake – false capacity) Flash USB drives. Registered in the United Kingdom, shop-till-drops changed her id from Shining_World to avoid detection. shop-till-drops aka Shining_World sold during the summer of 2009: 16GB HI-SPEED USB FLASH MEMORY STICK PEN DISK DRIVE NEW

Described as:

16 GB HI-SPEED USB Flash drive is FASTEST AND NEW in mobile storage. With a capacity of 16GB, it lets you store more digital files than ever before on one drive. 16 GB HI-SPEED USB Flash drive ® helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing them to easily store and move files in a 16GB device no bigger than a pocket knife. As easy as click and drag, 16 GB HI-SPEED USB Flash drive can hold just about any file you can think of — term papers, theses, digital images, spreadsheets or other important documents.

DT400/16GB 16 GB DataTraveler 400 USB drive (2.0) was a false capacity counterfeit Kingston usb flash drive.3660

shop-till-drops aka Shining_World has managed to convince buyers who complained that the “item” was faulty. However, test results speak plainly:

The media is likely to be defective.
1003.1 MByte OK (2054528 sectors)
15.0 GByte DATA LOST (31481472 sectors)
Details:11.2 GByte overwritten (23611104 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
3.7 GByte corrupted (7870368 sectors)
1.5 KByte aliased memory (3 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x000000003eb30000
Expected: 0x000000003eb30000
Found: 0x00000000aa55aa55
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 13.6 MByte/s
Reading speed: 19.5 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

Revealing a 1GB memory chip. At issue is not the quantity sold but: 1) not contacting buyers 2) attempting to wiggle way from having sold both false capacity usb flash drives and also a counterfeit Kingston DT400/16 with an id name change. The Genuine DT400/16 is not available everywhere, it is offered by Kingston to the UK market. Attempts at erasing evidence have failed.

Please test your device to ensure you have the advertised capacity with H2testw to ensure you have the advertised capacity. 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. See what we have on file.

Do a good deed. Warn other eBay buyers of fake flash. Save another person from a a fake flash nightmare and potential data loss. Read: How Contacting eBay Buyers OF Fake Memory Purchases Saves Others – A Victim’s Thank You!

How To Warn Others On eBay As A Fake Flash Angel – Fight Back Against Fake MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives – A Guide


Please read this Survival Kit to help you with your eBay seller!

To see shop-till-drops’s negative feedback Please Click Here

September 27th, 2009 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The model sold under the eBay seller shop-till-drops 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 shop-till-drops, 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 shop-till-drops
  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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