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

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.

Our challenges:

  • Investigating sellers.
  • Spotting new fraudulent listings.
  • Documenting.

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?

31 Responses to “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.”

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  10. KittyFireFlash said

    To discover you are a victim of fake memory on eBay is not a pleasant experience.

    Too many people lose their data, they often lose their money as well or have to put up a serious fight to be refunded.

    Some choose to leave negative feedback or do follow up feedback against the seller.

    A few go even further, they contact other buyers for their seller to warn them to test the item for actual capacity.

    Others discuss chose to alert and discuss at their local internet forums – extremely important.

    What is the most extreme action of an eBay member frauded with fake usb flash drives, memory cards or mp players?

    Closing their eBay account.

    Leaving eBay for good. It is the strongest vote there is, to vote with ones “feet”, leave.

    It is also sad. Many of us are very old eBay members. We have found great and wonderful things on eBay over the years. Especially hard to find items.

    In a sense this is unfair to sellers who sell items outside of the flash memory category. Why do they have to pay the price for those who sell fake memory on eBay? It’s called collateral damage.

    Our site and others are determined to force eBay to change the rules for selling any items with flash memory chip technology, to protect buyers against false capacity items. If they can’t, then to remove the categories from eBay. There are banned items on eBay and if eBay can not or will not ensure buyers will be protected, then they should ban these items.

    We are beginning to believe it is more than 95% of flash memory items sold on eBay are fake capacity.

    We don’t suggest you leave eBay because of fake memory purchases, instead we recommend you fight back and hold eBay accountable.

    You are most welcome to broadcast your fake flash memory experience from eBay on the internet. You should. It increases awareness. It saves other potential buyers on eBay from making your mistake. It also warns potential buyers for other internet sites.

    We don’t suggest you vote with your feet – quitting eBay. Don’t make the honest sellers pay for the corruption.

    SOSFakeFlash is at WAR with those who sell dangerous false capacity flash memory. Why? The data people loose. The photos gone forever and the memories stolen. Also against the unbelievable profit made at consumer expense.

    Use the holiday season to do something positive. Don’t leave eBay, instead fight back. Do a good deed, warn others. Be creative and express yourself on the internet with your story and personal experience.

    Whatever you do, avoid buying any flash memory items on eBay!

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  16. KittyFireFlash said

    People have been asking us about this site:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?eBay666

    Should you report in to them? Yes it does not hurt. However, we have tried to contact them several times and received no response.

    Our conclusion? It is not good news. It appears to be on Auto pilot. It is a very old petition. It predates SOSFakeFlash by several years. eBay of course knows and is not afraid. Why? Because it is on auto pilot, they know that the creators, while well intentioned have abandoned it.

    We never released the truth, until now. Why are we doing it now?

    One simple reason.

    It did little to shut down fake flash memory sellers on eBay. It is only the aggresive action of members who fight back and of course, it goes without saying the active reporting of FrankenFlash Project member sites.

    Even if it appears to be dead or on autopilot, we do welcome you to report your fakes there after you report to us. It is a good historical evidence. And some day could be useful in a court of law, to show that the issue is much older than 8 years and how eBay has had lot’s of years to address the issue. They really have no excuse and no wiggle room to try and escape what they have permitted.

    So you can add to that site, why not? It only makes the case against eBay even stronger!

    One of the reasons for SOSFakeFlash, why the site was started in the first place was because the petition was being merrily ignored by eBay.

    If you found your way to SOSFakeFlash, it means only one thing – you are a victim of flash memory fraud.

    So roll up your sleeves, flex your muscles and your voice. Fight back! We will do our best to support you.

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