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tamstore003 Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 24, 2010

tamstore003 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake – false capacity memory) mpx players. Registered in Hong KOng, tamstore003 used multiple item listings.


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Please read:

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 test your device to ensure you have the advertised capacity. Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

MickeyFightingBackDon’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. 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 and potential data loss.


Please read and vote: How Do You Alter Flash Memory Chips To Lie About Their Real Capacity – Do You Want To Know More? Your input as a victim is required.

Did You Leave Positive Feedback For A Fake Flash Seller Of MP Players, Memory Cards Or USB Flash Drives Purchased On eBay?

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:

Want to know the bid prices eBay victims paid for fake MP Players. Read: MP Players On Ebay – Current Prices For Cheap Fake 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32 GB SOSFakeFlash’s Report it includes Q2, 2009!

Important Reading:

To see tamstore003’s negative feedback Please Click Here

February 15th, 2010 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.

The models sold under the eBay seller tamstore003 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 tamstore003, 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 tamstore003
  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.


16 Responses to “tamstore003 Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Hong Kong”

  1. Seth said

    warning tamstore003 now sells 16 GB pen sticks and TF memory cards.

  2. Jon said

    I ordered one of the 32GB devices listed. Unfortunately I found this site too late to keep me from ordering, but when it arrived I was armed with H2testw 1.4 and tested the device. It showed only 3.5GB of of usable storage space. I then followed the procedures above. Ebay sent me a snarky message about needing to contact the seller directly before they could do anything, but then the seller refunded my money, giving the line about it being the suppliers fault, etc. He mentioned the negative feedback, but did NOT ask me to rescind it. This morning I got an email from Ebay saying I had not paid for the item and had to pay by the deadline. I’ve sent an email to the seller again over this, but wondered if anyone else had had this happen and any suggestions for responding to ebay?

  3. KittyFireFlash said

    Hi Jon,

    It is an attempt by the seller to get his listing fees back and also be nasty about the negative feedback. You need to report it to eBay and show that you paid. The unpaid item strike is not unusual, fake memory sellers do this sometimes.

  4. Jon said

    Here is how this guy maintains a high rating, by offering “incentives” to people to remove negative feedback. He refunded my money almost immediately after I posted my feedback, but a month later he sends this to me:

    Dear friend,
    Sorry for the trouble.
    Have you receive my emails?
    For i am not get response from you.
    Could you kind follow-up the feedback for me?
    Once you follow it up,i will make the refund and send a nice gift to you.
    (or refund other 15usd to you)
    Hope you kind understand my situation.
    Thanks for your help.
    Please kind do this for me.
    Please enter your ebay,find the “Site Map” –>”Follow Up to Feedback Left”
    Then find the the feedback you against us,choose the “Follow up”
    Then please attach the following words:
    “”I authorize eBay to REMOVE the feedback””
    Wait for your help and reply.
    Once these words shows on the feedback,please notice me.Then i will make the refund and send the gift.
    Wait for your reply.
    Good day!

  5. Chuckie said

    It means the seller is politely asking you to report him for feedback extortion:

  6. Jon said

    Thanks. I’ll report it when I get home this evening and have access to the email header.

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  8. Billie said

    I feel a fool and only saw this site now. Wish I had seen it before! I ordered an MP3 player fro this seller on eBay and it was ‘faulty’ when it arrived. I sent it back (at my own cost). Tam received this and apparently sent me another one which I never received. He strung me along (had to wait 28 days before I could say delivery was not made) and then promised me a refund. Nothing. No MP3 player. No refund. And since it exceeds the 45 days on eBay and PayPal, I can’t get anything from them either. 😦

  9. red said


    Unfortunately, that is their M.O. This is the way they operate.

    But, there is something you can do to fight back. Work to get this seller suspended.

    1. Report the item as described in this post:

    2. Warn other buyers. Get them to test their items. If they are fake, tell them to dispute the purchase with paypal or ebay. See this post:

    3. Try calling paypal and/or ebay and pleading your case directly. It has worked for others.

  10. Randy said


    If you used a credit card to pay paypal you should contact you credit card company and ask for a charge back.

  11. Billie said

    Thanks Randy. Unfortunately I used a debit card, which is why I am in this mess. It’s my fault entirely off course for believing Tam in the first place.

  12. Billie said

    Forget to say, red, thanks. I will report them. I am also complaining to PayPal via email. I can’t seem to get ebays address though. If anyone knows their complaint email address?

  13. Jon said


    Have you left feedback yet? This guy has actually offered me $50 to remove my negative. Given negative feedback and see what happens.

  14. Randy said


    Did you report the seller for “purchasing feedback”? This is ebay policy violation and may get ebays attention – a phone call may get more results than ebay automated complaint system and you can also complain about the fakes when you talk to someone.

  15. red said


    If possible, it’s better to call then send an email as Randy states.

    Here’s a recent number from ebay buyer protection:
    Representatives are available from 5AM-10PM PST, 7 days a week

  16. Sergi said

    Hi, guys,

    I purchased the 32 GB MP4 player from tamstore003 (looks exactly as the one pictured above) and, as Jon says, H2testw reports 3.5 GB OK.

    Problem is, all fixing software I’ve tried reports less than 2 Gb. I’m not sure if I want to low-format the device, since I’m losing almost 2 Gb.

    Anyone encountered this problem? Any ideas?

    Thanx in advance,


    PS: tamstore003 is no longer registered in ebay, but I got my refund via paypal.

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