couchaction eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – United Kingdom. A Lesson In How eBay Sellers Persist In Selling Fake Flash Memory If Not Reported To SOSFakeFlash.
Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 9, 2011
couchaction is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake hacked – false capacity memory) Memorette Micro SD/SDHC Cards. Registered in the United Kingdom, couchaction engaged in several fake flash memory selling sprees. A buyer discovered the memory card was a fake, several months after purchase. Results and seller addressing information are on file with SOSFakeFlash. The victim has tried to contact the seller without success several times – ignored by couchaction. eBay allows a 45 day claim window, in the case of fake memory, a winning proposition for both eBay and the seller.
Did couchaction stop selling? No. After a while this seller started again. Eventually in a desperate attempt to liquidate remaining stock he decided to unload them on eBay as ‘faulty’. couchaction decided that there was nothing wrong with selling fake capacity, what SOSFakeFlash calls – DATA POISON.
The victim snubbed by couchaction whose only interest profit or at the very least reclaiming the investment spent to purchase the fake memory cards, decided to report in to SOSFakeFlash. The seller was listing again and the victim alarmed. In an unusual twist, the victim decided to copy the seller on the communication the report.
Do you know what happened?
Poof! couchaction suddenly withdrew the listings. If the victim of couchaction had not reported in, those listings would still be available on eBay. It appears eBay sellers who knowingly sell fake memory are not really worried about eBay, but they are worried about SOSFakeFlash. Sad. eBay does not protect buyers from fake flash memory, only former victims of flash flash memory do, or bother to care?
While eBay might limit you to 45 days to claim, SOSFakeFlash has no such time window for you to report your fake and expose a seller’s fraud. We have received reports against sellers as old at 18 months after the sale. Did we publish against the seller? Yes.
If you discover you bought a fake flash memory item on eBay, you can still find information preserved in your PayPal account. Also in your personal email if you did not delete it. Fake flash memory sellers leave a footprint. If you are a victim you can use it. You might say why bother? Well as in the case of this seller, he just continued when he thought the coast was clear and even tried a new twist of “faulty” to dump the fake memory cards in bulk. It took a victim’s personal action to freeze the seller in his tracks.
Don’t feel foolish if you left positive feedback for a fake flash memory seller, you can still leave a follow up feedback in the 60 days.
Please do not buy Memorette cards on eBay:
unless the eBay seller can prove to you he or she is an authorized reseller of Memorette. No proof = No buy. Do not become the next eBay member to be a victim of flash memory fraud.
Never feel sorry for an eBay seller who sold fake flash memory, they are hoping you will. It is the duty of a seller to understand and research carefully products he offers for sale. You are not obliged to suffer for their ignorance or mistakes. You are not required to lose your money because they did not understand the product(s) they were selling. If you think this is harsh, you need to know SOSFakeFlash is co-founded. It was founded by eBay sellers who accidentally sold fake flash memory and by buyers. Who set the rules? It was the sellers, not the buyers who set the standards by which sellers would be measured.
eBay seller couchaction is no innocent. If this seller had any regret about selling fake memory, the victim who chose to report would have been refunded, immediately and with an apology. An honest seller who sold fake memory, contacts all buyers to warn them, refunded them and gives a sincere apology. They do not or will not attempt to dump their remaining inventory under the guise and ruse of “faulty”.
Important Notice To eBay members:
1. Do not accept any 45 day window limitation from eBay. eBay is aware of the problem for fake flash memory cards, usb flash drives and MP Players. eBay has absolutely no excuse. You will find just how many sellers have been documented by SOSFakeFlash by checking our lists.
Read: 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 eBay has absolutely no excuse.
2. Do not return fake memory to sellers. You do not have to. File your dispute.
Questions? Confused? Need Help? You will find all the answers you need in this guide:
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
It’s easy to use and has all the information you need with quick link navigation. 3 years of information provided by victims of fake flash memory!
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. Please send any addressing information you have on the seller, this information is important.
Don’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.
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.
- Help educate others on the problem of upgraded memory, hacked flash chips. You can now share this article on Facebook,StumbleUpon,Digg and Reddit, buttons are at the bottom.
- Want to about about investigating? Take the Fake Flash Memory Inspector 101 course. If you read it all, you graduate!
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.
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September 4th, 2011 – we have 1 eBay listings confirmed fake.
The models sold under the eBay seller couchaction 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 couchaction, 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:
- 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.
- 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:
PayPal Transaction Number
- Ebay Item Number
- Date Of PayPal Transaction
- Date Of eBay Item Listing
- Your eBayer Id
- Cite eBay Seller couchaction
- The results from your testing with H2testw 1.4
- 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.