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lingpao Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller High Alert – China. eBay Ring – Lei Sio Hong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 27, 2010

lingpao is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake – false capacity memory) Flash USB drives. Registered in China, lingpao is just another id in a long series for the counterfeit ring – Lei Sio Hong. Once again, new victims are being created. If you bought from eBay seller lingpao, you will be scammed with a fake flash memory item!

Counterfeit Ring: Lei Sio Hong Id’s:

Read: Global Report – eBay Fake Memory 2008 – 2009


also sold:








Please read this report: Fake Flash Memory On Ebay Escalates. SOSFakeFlash Status Report 20091031. Fake Memory Cards, MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drive PenSticks. How To Fight Against Fraud.

First time victim? Please read this article, see what fake flash memory sellers do when not enough buyers fight back: international-distributing Ebay Flash Memory Seller – An Experiment In Selling True Capacity? The History Behind international-distributing ID On eBay. A Very Dark Past.

Please read:How Can You Spot Fake Flash Memory Chips? What Is the Key Factor That Determines If MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drives Or Memory Cards Are Fake Capacity? Don’t forget to answer the questions. We need your data! Also read: If You left Positive Feed Back For A Fake Flash Memory Seller. Can You Change It?

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.

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


Of MP Players, Memory Cards Or USB Flash Drives Purchased On eBay?

To understand about Fake Flash Sellers Read:

Victim consumer education on nand flash storage chips:

Important Reading:

To see lingpao’s negative feedback Please Click Here

Janurary 26th, 2010 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The models sold under the eBay seller lingpao 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 lingpao, 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 lingpao
  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.


8 Responses to “lingpao Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller High Alert – China. eBay Ring – Lei Sio Hong”

  1. red said

    “Not a registered user”

    And I got this email from ebay:

    MC014 eBay Listing Removed: (363644871)

    Dear xxxxxx,

    We’d like to let you know that eBay has ended an item you were bidding on for breaching of one or more of our policies. As it’s important that eBay maintains member privacy, we can’t tell you exactly why the listing was removed.

    Any offers or bids placed on this ????
    are now null and void. If you were the winning bidder, you’re no longer obliged to pay for the item:

    xxxxxxx – 3X Black Touch Stylus Pen for Nintendo DS NDS Lite NDSL

    Here’s what you can do if you’ve already paid for the item:

    If you won the item and you’ve already paid for it, you can choose to reverse the payment or ask the seller for a refund. If you’ve already received the item you’ve the option of accepting it or returning it to the seller for a refund.

    1) Contact the seller
    2) Contact your payment provider
    3) Report that the matter hasn’t been resolved

    – Contact the seller

    At this stage, we recommend that you contact the seller and discuss the situation. These situations can often be resolved with a friendly conversation.

    Check your email account for any previous emails you received from the seller – these may contain their contact information. Unfortunately, we can’t give you the seller’s contact details.

    – Contact your payment provider

    If you can’t reach the seller, contact the service that you used to send payment. They may be able to reverse the payment.

    If you used PayPal, copy this link into a new browser window to find out whether your purchase is protected:

    If you paid by another method, such as bank transfer or credit card, contact your bank or credit card company.

    – Report that the matter hasn’t been resolved

    If you’re not able to arrange a refund and you didn’t receive the item (or it wasn’t as described in the listing), please let us know. You can contact us from any eBay Help page.

    We assure you that your eBay record won’t be negatively affected by this matter. We’ve told the seller that this listing has been removed and that you’re no longer obliged to complete the purchase.

    Finally, as the listing has been removed, no Feedback can be left for the purchase.

    We hope that this information helps you decide how to proceed in this situation. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


    eBay Trust & Safety


  2. Roger said

    I had an open dispute against lingpao for a fake 32gb flash drive. I followed the procedure by contacting the seller, who at first said it was “impossible” as they do QC check before shipping….yeah! After an exchange of emails going nowhere, I decided to leave negative feedback and open a dispute. In my communication with eBay, I pointed out the massive degree to which fraud was happening in the USB flash drive arena and while I was at it, I asked them to look into the fake Sony 512gb drives that were listed with another seller. I mentioned to eBay that I had contacted Sony to verify that they were fake and told them they were being sold on eBay. Within hours, the 512gb drive listings vanished. Meanwhile, my communications with Lingpao went on daily and he/she wanted to give me a refund plus $5.00 in exchange for my promise to change my feedback. eBay sent me an followup email asking me how it was going and I took that opportunity to reply mentioning that lingpao was trying to extort positive feedback. That evening, I noticed that lingpao was no longer a registered user. Today, I received notice from eBay and pay pal that I had received a refund from eBay. All this happened within a week and a half. I might also note that in my initial dispute to eBay that I had no intention to even chance breaking any laws by returning the contraband and that I intended to keep it as potential evidence of fraud. On another note, based on what I read on this forum regarding warning others, everyday I contacted 5 of lingpao’s customers asking them to check their drives with H2testw and many responded with the same result…fakes, and thanked me for warning them. All in all, what started as a bad experience turned out to be good in my favor. I wish to thank sosfakeflash and all the bits and pieces that guided me in this endeavor.

  3. red said

    Good job Roger!

    Received this email from lingpao:

    Dear friend,

    I am sorry to disturb you.
    I regret to tell you that my ebay was blocked now,it just need to be further verify. It will open soon.
    Please don’t worry.
    Your item has been shipped out on 1,Feb.
    Normally delivery needs to take 7-25 business days to reach your side.exclude Saturday and Sunday.
    Please have your patience and wait for its coming.
    Any queries, feel free to contact us first:
    Please kindly don’t open dispute to me. I will try my best to help you. Many thanks..

    Best regards,

  4. david said

    yo compre dos pendrive de 32gb a lingpaoe el 18 de enero de 2010. En cuanto los recibi y probe que funcionaban di mi voto positivo al vendedor. Al dia siguiente cuando intente usarlos en toda su capacidad me di cuenta que era imposible, tan solo era posible escribir 4 gb en ellos, investigue por la red porque tenia la sensacion de que me habian timado (habia visto un voto negativo de otro usuario advirtiendo que los pen de este vendedor eran fake usb) y efetivamente me habia timado, envie un correo electronico al vendedor, puse una queja a ebay y sugeri que investigaran a este vendedor por fraude, abri un disputa en paypal. el vendedor nunca me respondio, al dia siguiente ebay me notifica que este vendedor ya no estaba registrado. abri una reclamacion en paypal .
    he tenido que devolver al timador los pendrive falsos y otro articulo que le compre por recomendacion de paypal. esoy esperando que me digan algo, si me devuelven el dinero o cual va ser la solucion a mi problema.

    andar con ojo con estos timadores.


  5. maria said

    I also received the same email as Red, sadly I didn’t know the 32GB usb key was a fake till I received the key, loaded a bunch of files to it, then tried to copy them to my work computer and kept getting errors and noticing most folders had no files in them. After some googling, I found this site, ran the H2testw and got confirmation that it was a fake.

    Sadly, eBay is being very uncooperative in refunding me. They are saying I have to ship the item back registered mail, which would cost more than the item itself. Has anyone managed to get a refund without returning the fake key?

  6. InspectorTech said


    Did you report in to sosfakeflash? See report a fake tab. We are collecting information on ebay and this new protection available at some sites. We don’t know your ebay country of registration. Did you file dispute with ebay protection or paypal protection?

    Your information is conflicting with other information received indicating ebay is being cooperative and refunding.

    Please advise how you filed your claim. ebay protection or paypal protection.

    We need more information from you.

  7. Rusty said

    I am in the process of a resolution with Lingpao right now for the purchase of a 32GB Flash Drive. I guess I’m lucky that my product never came because I may not have realized I had a fake. I think I made my purchase right at the time they got shut down by Ebay. They sent me an email making it sound like it was a misunderstanding that would be resolved. Fortunately, I saw reference to this website in other feedback of comparable items. I have put in a request for refund through Ebay. I will definitely be on the lookout before purchasing any electronics from China/ HongKong in the future. Thanks for making this website!

  8. Rusty said


    I was fortunate that for reasons I am not aware of, but likely related to what’s going on here, Lingpao was booted off of Ebay. I had not received my product after 30 days, so through the resolution center I got a full refund.

    Surprisingly, I received the 32GB USB drive in today’s mail- 44 days after payment. I ran H2testw and got these results:

    The media is likely to be defective.
    228.2 MByte OK (467512 sectors)
    31.0 GByte DATA LOST (65035720 sectors)
    Details:31.0 GByte overwritten (65032522 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    1.5 MByte corrupted (3198 sectors)
    1 MByte aliased memory (2048 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000000acfd028
    Expected: 0x58af3ca50a0f41f1
    Found: 0x58af3ca50a0ffff1
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 3.43 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 5.49 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    So I'm thankful for this website, and even though I cannot give negative comments since Lingpao is off of Ebay, I have learned a valuable lesson which I will share.

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