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

Beware eBay Sellers Registered May and June 2010 Asia Offering Flash Memory. USB Pen Sticks, Memory Cards, MP Players. 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB Advertised Capacity.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 28, 2010

The battle against false capacity flash memory continues. SOSFakeFlash is receiving reports frauded eBay members are starting to receive refunds, no questions asked – for obvious fakes.

Meanwhile, eBay sellers based in Asia are registering new id’s with amazing speed. Any seller recently registered in the month of May or June 2010 should be avoided. Anyone who bids and buys 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB advertised capacity on eBay is at risk.

eBay under escalating pressure from members is starting to react by suspending sellers for obvious fake flash memory listings. In some cases, sellers have a life span as short as two days. Unfortunately they do a lot of damage with buy now listings, preying on people naive about the real costs for flash memory. Members continue to report suspect listings, overloading eBay’s in basket. Victims are advised to continue – every report advises eBay on the mood and feelings of the member community. Each report, is in fact, the voice and echo of thousands. It is about time they understand victims will no longer tolerate this fraud.

Suspension means removal of listing information, also evidence on the internet. Most members in the FrankenFlash project are currently assigned to capture and preserve information, because time windows are so short. Everything possible is being done by eBay to cover the tracks of scamming sellers. At issue, is the enormous volume of sales, the fees eBay collects.

What does this mean to you? You will not be able to retrieve the listing you purchased for a second inspection, eBay races to remove them. It is a denial of the problem, it is fear of a class action suit. This fear continues to grow for eBay and with good reason. Sadly their recent actions are not because they are concerned for members, but because the evidence of the FrankenFlash project is damming them. The information collected at this site alone is frightening.

The new FakeMemorySentinel site amazes the SOSFakeFlash team. Why? Over 550 testing warnings in only a few months and more coming soon. Dragon Dakel’s team is very disciplined, outputting on an industrial scale, methodical too. They are leading the charge on Operation Fake Flash Storm Against eBay! A lot of their sellers will not make it to our lists as eBay is determined to hide the truth. We are lucky and grateful they are catching the “disappeared on eBay”.

Disappearing Fake Flash Memory Sellers On eBay – An eBay Mystery for 32 64 128 And 256 GB Flash Memory.

Just how bad is it?

Read: tpyboc DT200 Kingston Fraud $24 For 64 GB or 128 GB. Over 1200 eBay Members Frauded In Only 3 Days!

You can be sure that eBay will not contact every member who bought from a fraudulent seller of flash memory. They will not automatically refund buyers. Only those wise enough to search the internet or who have received a warning message from a fellow eBay member have a chance of learning the truth and then demanding their refund.

Refunds are available to those who refuse to be frauded. The keyword? Refuse to be frauded. There is now so much established information available on fraudulent sellers of fake memory on eBay. Do not be discouraged if a seller managed to eat up your 45 day claim. eBay has plenty of information in their databases. They are very much aware of previous claims against a fraudulent seller. Do not accept any nonsense of a time window. Fraudulent sellers are skilled at delaying shipment, playing email tag – anything to use up your time.

If you bought a false capacity MP Player, usb flash drive or memory card and have proven it with H2testw file your claim for item not as described. Accept no legal jargon or yata yata about the time window. Be firm, be persistent. If you purchased a usb flash drive or memory card, you may also consider opening the item to decode the usb controller chip (small, usually square chip) and the usb flash drive storage chip for it’s actual capacity (more information at FakeMemorySentinel, FixFakeFlash, FlashChipTech. Photograph the chips.

The major brand names currently suffering the most counterfeiting:

  • Kingston Technologies DT150, DT200, DT310
  • Sandisk
  • Sony

Please do not buy these brand names on eBay!


The team members of the project are fighting hard to help you! Stand up against the fraudulent sellers too. Leaving “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your negative or follow up feedback, warns others. It also leaves a record that can not be erased, by the seller or eBay. It is your voice and your record.

Please warn people about what is going on on eBay. Visit forums and let them know SOSFakeFlash is here.

Fake memory, reprogrammed flash memory chips is not something you or we ever expected. We all learned a very hard lesson, many of us lost more then just money, we lost our files and data too!

Tell people where you work. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell your neighbors and warn the community where you live.

The more people you reach, the fewer victims we will have in our global family.

“Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful, committed people
can change the world.
Indeed, it’s the only thing
that ever has.”
-Margaret Mead


6 Responses to “Beware eBay Sellers Registered May and June 2010 Asia Offering Flash Memory. USB Pen Sticks, Memory Cards, MP Players. 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB Advertised Capacity.”

  1. Paul said

    Ebay were pro-active in contacting me and advising me that the post had been removed and the vendor was suspect. Ebay also told me that members are notified as soon as a post is suspect and certainly if its taken down. Whilst I agree the situation is bad, i’m not sure Ebay deserve such a hard time

  2. KittyFireFlash said

    @ Paul,

    We are happy to see eBay finally showing signs of taking action. The “hard time” is a result of permitting over 8 years of fraud for flash memory items on eBay.

    Many people tried to warn them over the years. Little was done. Until, eBay members finally had enough. It began with founding the FrankenFlash Project over 2.5 years ago.

    Frauded people worked and still work hard to expose the fraud. This site, the comments and alerts a testimony to their hard work and commitment to ending the fraud.

    eBay had no choice but to start doing something….

    At first they ignored, they persecuted eBay members for their efforts. Not wise.

    We believe they got the message. This is positive. The question is…….? For how long?

    Given how easy it is to reprogramme flash memory chips, how can eBay protect members?

    There is only one obvious solution – to change the rules and regulations for listing these items on eBay. Also to enforce them.

    We have been saying this for a very long time on and off over the years.

    Everyone knows this is a complex problem, not easy to solve. eBay’s reputation severely impacted, it is not in their best interest or future to allow it to continue.

    The harshest critics among us? Those who love(d) eBay the most.

    eBay has an opportunity here – to clean things up, turn over a new leaf and begin redeeming itself.

  3. Scott said

    Paul go to

    So ebay was nice to you. Ask why?

    If sosfakeflash was not around they would not be nice to you or proactive like you say. 😦 Thank the good people here.

  4. Seth said

    Okay, everyone what do you think needs to be done so buyers on eBay get the message?

    Every day more people fall into the fake flash memory trap. It does not stop.

    a) Why are buyers not getting the message?
    b) Why do people think they can get 32GB flash memory for $12 US?

    Okay so China has a great wall you can see from outer space.

    If all the buyers on eBay who have been frauded with fake memory items joined hands they could make a new wall a human one that would surround China I think.

    TechChips reported 1,000,000 fake flash memory chips are sold every month.


    see the video too!

    Fact is you got to kick ass or be a sucker. You can bend over for a seller or you can make him suffer for what he is doing.

    People need to wise up, get real and understand if you buy cheap from a seller in China you will be frauded.

    I’d like to know just how much money eBay makes for allowing all this chap to continue….

  5. The_Flash said

    “Why do people think they can get 32GB flash memory for $12 US?”;

    It seems to me that this is at least in part due to two common myths that I frequently see;

    1: “Big bad companies make their products for pennies, and are trying to rip everybody off by charging prices that are pure profit.”
    2: “Technology prices are always falling and never rise.”

    These two are surprisingly widespread, it seems.

  6. InspectorTech said

    The_Flash you are dead on!

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