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SOSFakeFlash Reading List For Newbies Fake Flash Memory eBay And Internet Sites. Ultimate Internet Reference On Fake Hacked Flash Memory In A Nutshell. 3 Years Of Research And Documentation. 1,000,000 Flash Memory Chips Are Digitally Altered To Lie About Their Real Capacity Every Month

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 29, 2010

SOSFakeFlash reading list For newbies fake memory victims of fraud – upgraded memory and counterfeits. This is your ultimate reference guide to give you the facts on hacked flash memory products. You can learn quickly about the subject of fake flash memory – known as false capacity usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards. This guide has hot links for quick navigation to the topics covered.

If you purchased any mp3 mp4 mp5 players, memory cards or usb flash drives you need to test for the real capacity to avoid becoming a victim of flash memory fraud. You could lose your data files and your money.

Flash memory can be digitally altered to lie about real capacity. To buyers it is “Hacked Flash Memory”, to fraudulent sellers it is “Upgraded Flash Memory”. Flash chip capacities that are hacked?

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 40GB, 64GB, 80GB, 120GB, 128GB, 240GB, 240GB, 256GB, 320GB, 340GB, 360GB, 500GB, 512GB, 640GB, 880GB.

Note : December 2009, the highest capacity manufactured is currently 256GB for usb flash memory thumb drives – cheapest honest price? $700+ US! Memory Cards 64GB Cheapest honest price? $349+ US. Lowest realistic price for a 32GB Memory Card? $45 US Class 4. (Pricing Newegg com).

Three years of information and experience compiled to help you from the FrankenFlash Project and victims of fake flash memory purchases.

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eBay Background

eBay Flash Memory Fraud Continues. 8 Years later, eBay Continues Cover Up For Fraudulent Asian Sellers. 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB Advertised Capacity = 4GB Real Capacity Or Less

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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eBay Fighting Back – You

Reporting your fake to SOSFakeFlash using the Report A Fake Tab

See SOSFakeFlash’s Fight Back for additional information.

Newbie Quick Steps page.

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eBay Fighting Back – SOSFakeFlash

We are volunteers, nobody pays us. Like you, we have been victims on eBay. Most of us got our refunds. We could have disappeared into a new fake flash free life but we chose not to. Why? The answer is simple. You are reading this site. We knew there would be new victims. Somebody has to warn others. We are also disgusted by eBay groveling for pennies, protecting fraudulent sellers and allowing eBay members to be frauded for over eight years. Right now we are in phase III against eBay. In each phase we continue to turn up the heat. eBay refuses to change the policy for listing flash memory, they want the money from listing fees. If you research this site carefully, you will come to the same conclusion. You, the victims empower us to work on your behalf. eBay does not like this site, but eBay members who are victims of fake flash memory do.

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eBay Fake Memory Seller Lists

SOSFakeFlash documents eBay seller id’s who have sold fake usb pen sticks, memory cards and mp players. The lists become a permanent record against a seller id. Should a seller attempt to rename the id (often done), SOSFakeFlash will issue a new alert and also update the lists to the new id. The recorded information in the databases is transferred to the new id. There is no escaping the long arm of SOSFakeFlash. eBay sellers who sold fake flash memory don’t get to tip toe into the night or escape their history of fraud.

These lists are often consulted by eBay buyers.

The lists provide a record eBay and fake flash memory sellers can not escape. No internet site can match the number of fraudulent eBay sellers on file with SOSFakeFlash. The purpose is to record eBay’s participation in fraud and to ensure there is a record.

The current lists are here: eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller Lists

These lists have an important feature, if you click on the seller id, you can access the negative and neutral feedback – quickly.

You will find in some cases no negative or neutral feedback for a seller listed. The reasons?

  • Buyers left positive feedback, then discovered they purchased a fake and sent in documenting evidence using the Report A Fake tab.
  • The seller was suspended by eBay, preventing buyers from leaving negative and neutral feedback.

Reporting sellers provides an opportunity to record a fraudulent seller, despite having left positive feedback or eBay suspending the seller in an attempt to hide how serious the problem is.

The eBay Fake Memory Seller Lists prevent any attempts to bury or hide the issue.

If you have exceeded your 45 day claim window, but found your seller on the lists, you should demand your refund from eBay and accept no excuses – even if you purchased 2 years ago! eBay very aware of the issue, they just want you to disappear or give up with their email robots. Don’t!

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eBay Fake Flash Memory Counterfeit Rings

SOSFakeFlash actively engages in detecting counterfeit rings operating on eBay. The clues come from frauded buyers who report in using the report a fake tab.

As of December 2009, SOSFakeFlash has 44 counterfeit rings on file. The ring with the most eBay seller id’s? XU GANG with 24 eBay id’s.

The 3totrade counterfeit ring is special, belonging to the original Don of fake flash memory in the orient. Everyone was so curious about this ring it led to a covert visit to the address in China! This counterfeit ring is the reason SOSFakeFlash started an internet presence!

32B, XiaoFeng Building Address Fake Flash Memory Selling On eBay. On Site Visit To The Don Of Fake Flash In The Orient

Occasionally articles are published on the eBay id connections, their addresses, contact names and even email addresses. You can help build the connections by sending in your information to SOSFakeFlash. Sellers frequently change addresses, this is not a problem so long as frauded eBay members continue to report in. Often eBay sellers in their hurry to change addresses make serious mistakes, leading us to more fraudulent sellers!

Received an address in Chinese? Not a problem. You can copy paste into google translation. If it is printed on a label and you know someone with OCR software you can scan, pick up the characters and then paste into google translation. If you don’t have OCR software for a shipping custom label, find someone who reads Chinese and ask them to translate the address for you.

It’s important you all know we receive help and leaked information from Oriental people who are outraged and angry about hacked flash memory being sold. They are taking great personal risks in countries where law is not friendly to whistle blowers. They have our RESPECT!

In helping us to identify the counterfeit rings, you embarrass and shame eBay. You make it impossible for eBay to deny the fraud, how massive it is – millions of US dollars annually and you provide evidence that may well become useful in criminal prosecution. Flash memory fraud on eBay is highly organized, your information helps prove it!

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Fake Flash Memory Seller Detection – FakeMemorySentinel

FakeMemorySentinel is the FrankenFlash project site dedicated to detecting fraudulent sellers and listings. Almost all sellers end up disappearing or being reported for fake flash memory sales. So far, no one has written in to say a seller sold true capacity. The team at this site  is the most experienced in detecting fake flash memory. Their site covers eBay and internet wholesaling sites. So many sellers list and are suspended shortly afterwards on internet sites. FakeMemorySentinel makes sure a footprint is left when all other information disappears.

FakeMemorySentinels’s job is to warn people to test usb flash drives, memory cards and mp players to ensure they received the advertised capacity. Many warnings about eBay sellers at FakeMemorySentinel lead to investigations by SOSFakeFlash.

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PayPal Refunds

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Your Education On Fake Flash Memory

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Testing Flash Memory

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Fixing Fake Flash Memory

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Brand Names

1. Sandisk

SanDisk: Contact Technical Support for assistance.

Sandisk is an important brand name. There are a lot of counterfeiters out there trying to rip off Sandisk and buyers. The Sandisk forums are a great place to warn others and to discuss fake Sandisk purchases.

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2. Sony

please contact STOPFAKES@AM.SONY.COM

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3. Kingston

Kingston Technologies is the biggest victim of fake flash memory. Their brand is under attack from counterfeiters for memory cards and usb flash drives. The Kingston brand is legendary for quality and reliability. Unfortunately this makes Kingston a target. Most buyers who are frauded with Kingston flash flash memory paid very unrealistic prices.

Additional Kingston articles:

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Fake Memory Catalogue

Fake memory cards and usb flash drives are catalogued at FlashDriveFacts. You can send in photos of your fake to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com to be added to the collection.

Here is a good example from the collection: Counterfeit DT100/512GB Kingston DataTraveler Fake USB Flash Drive 512 GB

The FlashDriveFacts site is important. It stops a lot of resellers from entering into the fake flash memory market – the smart ones who take the time to research on the internet before committing to a purchase from an internet wholesaler. It is also an important resource for frauded buyers.

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Games Fake Flash Memory Sellers Play

To understand about Fake Flash Sellers Read:

A Victim’s insight: ebidetrade001 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – Hong Kong

SOSFakeFlash documents buyer stories. A lot as yet have not been published, but they will be. Some people find it hard to believe that there is a problem with flash memory being sold. The best stories don’t come from SOSFakeFlash alerts, but from frauded victims. The stories are useful. They help you to see into the fraudulent sellers mind and the tricks they will try on you. It you need to fight a claim or battle with a seller, it helps to read about the experiences others have had. It will prepare you to do battle against your fraudulent seller.

More stories:

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Internet Sites Selling Fake Flash Memory

eBay is not the only place you will find fake flash memory. You will find lot’s of fake for sale at internet wholesaling sites. The internet sites below are the major sources for fake flash memory products appearing on eBay. Sellers interested in quick and easy profit, fall for these sites. They then list the items they bought on eBay. Anyone who buys from the sites below is asking for trouble. Flash memory is not cheap, there is no mega profit to be found in reselling mp players, usb flash drives or memory cards. The sad fact is, the profit margin is small for selling real capacity. Unfortunately, sellers at these site are waiting for people who want to make lot’s of money in a hurry. They will sell digitally altered upgraded memory and or counterfeit products to anyone foolish enough to buy them.

The major popular internet sites selling fake flash memory products are:

Aliexpress

  1. Aliexpress – SOSFakeFlash
  2. Aliexpress – FakeMemorySentinel

C2Coffer

  1. C2Coffer – SOSFakeFlash

dhgate

  1. dhgate – FakeMemorySentinel

iOffer

  1. iOffer – SOSFakeFlash
  2. iOffer – FakeMemorySentinel

Tradetang

  1. Tradetang – SOSFakeFlash
  2. Tradetang – FakeMemorySentinel

General – Other Internet

Other Internet Wholesaling Sites – FakeMemorySentinel

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Additional Reference Reading – Including eBay Advice

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SOSFakeFlash And eBay Seller Lists For Fake Memory. USB Flash Drives, MP Players, Memory Cards Upgraded Memory Sold On eBay.

Posted by techchips on December 15, 2010

GoofyDonaldWriteSOSFakeFlash will be publishing new eBay fake flash memory sellers in January 2011. Our technical team is working on the new lists and testing. We hope to remain with two lists and not split for three or four. The lists will be long but people can always use their browser search option for a page to type in their eBay seller’s id to find the seller quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

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EBay Fake Usb Flash Memory – SOSFakeFlash Special Report. Fake Flash Memory Inspector 101 on eBay Course. eBay Fake Flash Memory Sellers Make Hugh Profits Selling Upgraded Flash Memory And Counterfeits On eBay. If eBay Suspends A Seller Just Uses A New Id To Continue To Fraud Buyers. Do You Think eBay Is Innocent? If You Believe In eBay Buyer Protection For Flash Memory Prepare To Be Frauded. Need Convincing?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 8, 2010

LearningeBay is the best place to be frauded if you buy a flash memory pen stick. A lot of eBay members naively believe eBay will protect them from fake flash memory sellers. Unfortunately buyers must learn a hard lesson, lose their data, fight a claim and suffer a lot of frustration. eBay sellers operate in counterfeit rings, they also groom and prepare id’s in advance. Read the rest of this entry »

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SOSFakeFlash Announces Phase III For Operation Fake Flash Storm Against eBay. Toward A Fake Flash Drive Free World – No More Counterfeits – No More Data Loss! Using Social Media To Fight Fake Memory. Do You Have A Facebook Account?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 5, 2010

eBay has permitted the sale of fake flash memory products: usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards for over eight years. In spring 2008 a group of frauded eBay buyers began to fight back, they contacted other members to warn. They contacted eBay too and protested. eBay refused to listen. In quite a few cases, the people who warned were persecuted and suspended by eBay! Odd behavior for eBay especially as they promote “Buyer Protection”. So these early Fake Flash Angels took their message to the internet. The first site, SOSFakeFlash, began publishing in August 2008.

SOSFakeFlash is announcing Phase III for Operation Fake Flash Storm Against eBay. You the reader and frauded buyers can use Social media now to fight back and warn others! You can share on Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit and Email. You can leverage the internet to promote awareness, to protest and fight back! Want to learn how? Read the rest of this entry »

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eBay Discussion Board And Forums For Fake Flash Memory. eBay Does Not Promote Transparency. There Is No Such Thing As Honest Dialogue With eBay!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 2, 2010

EBayOnFakeFlashAngelsIf you believe eBay is honest, or promotes an open dialogue on the issue of fake flash memory items: usb flash drives, mp players or memory cards, you are sadly mistaken.

You can not hope to voice an honest opinion on eBay. You can expect to receive a nasty warning or threat from eBay if you attempt to speak truthfully about fake mp players, memory cards or usb flash drives.

You can not expect eBay to understand the meaning of the word, “Transparency”. eBay needs the revenue from these fraudulent sellers. They want it, big time. If eBay was sincere they would have addressed the problem a long time ago.

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