SOSFakeFlash – eBay Fraud Flash Memory Upgraded Digitally Altered Capacity. Status Report November 2010. Best eBay Prices For USB Pen sticks, Memory Cards, MP Players. Warning – 95% Of eBay Listings Are For Fake Memory.
Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 18, 2010
SOSFakeFlash is hard at work investigating fake flash memory sellers. Make sure you fight for your refund, warn other eBay buyers for your seller. Everyone needs to try and help a little.
DT310 Kingston usb flash drive crises continues on eBay. FakeMemorySentinel reports shipments arriving in every eBayer country to be resold by sellers who have not done their homework. Starting bid prices range from as low as $1 US to a high of $400 US.
DT300 and DT200 Kingston usb fakes remain high profile. eBay members continue to be scammed with false capacity flash memory, counterfeit packaging can be crude or very sophisticated.
Fake memory cards continue to be very popular. Generic and brand names.
FakeFlashAngels – we need new people to join in warning others for eBay sellers. Only 5 messages can be sent by one person a day. Older angels are becoming tired and need a break to avoid burning out. Independents are needed, especially for sellers with feedback scores under 500.
Don’t link directly to the eBay fake flash memory seller lists. Use the link https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/category/fake-flash-memory/ebaysellers/negative-fb-tool/ instead. We retire lists, they are removed when we issue newer ones. You don’t want to send people to a “Page Not Found”. So use the link above, it will always display the newest ones we have.
Target for new lists is currently scheduled at the end of November 2010. We are up to 1450 sellers on file. Make sure you report in using the Report A Fake tab.
Alerts will resume soon at SOSFakeFlash. Meanwhile do your part, fight for a refund, warn and post links on any good site you can find in your country to warn others.
The main databases in the FrankenFlash project are undergoing an overhaul. New code is being written.
Here are the big problems for eBay members:
- Not understanding how to test capacity of flash memory chips or even the need too. H2testw is the best software and most accurate. Who expects to receive dangerous digitally altered flash memory items?
- Paying unrealistic prices for a fake usb flash drive, mp3 mp4 player or memory card. A lot of people think eBay is a place for bargains, cutting out the middle men. Most honest sellers for flash memory don’t last very long on eBay – they can’t make a profit selling real capacity. Once eBay and PayPal fees are paid they usually end up with a loss. Are you surprised? 95% of all listings are for fakes, that is one thing not changing in the past 3 years.
- Assuming that eBay protects buyers. If they did, then this site would not be here! Just see how many hits this site has. It will tell you how serious the problem really is.
- Not contacting other victims who left positive feedback for their seller to warn them to test.
- Not leaving follow up feedback to positive when discovering a false capacity item was received.
- Believing sellers who say, “oh oh you got a defective item, please send back….”
- Not exercising Zero Tolerance for sellers or leaving neutral feedback. Visibility is needed to warn other buyers. Unless Zero Tolerance is applied, a seller can escape refunding most of their buyers.
- Assuming if you pass the 45 day claim window, you can’t get a refund. Wrong! If you funded with a credit card and call the company, most will do a reversal of the transaction, they are more interested in protecting you then eBay ever will be!
- Assuming if a seller is “deregistered” you can’t have the last word. Wrong. Comment at this site. It becomes a permanent record. Search engines love it.
- Investigating sellers.
- Spotting new fraudulent listings.
We are unable to provide individual counseling to members who want to get refunds. There is a lot of helpful information at this site. As volunteers, we do not receive a salary for our work. We work for free and in our spare time to help others. As victims of fake flash memory, we know how you feel. That is why we are here.
What are you going to do about your fake flash memory experience?