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Survey Flash Memory Prices Retail Stores. SOSFakeFlash Requests Your Participation. Please Assist. 2012 Global Price Drop For Flash Memory? Is It Cheap? New Trends. What Is The Real Story On Lower Flash Memory Prices?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 27, 2012

SOSFakeFlash asks your assistance to report current local prices in retail stores where you live for flash memory usb flash drives, memory cards and MP Players in your country. The stores have to be physical, brick and mortar, a place you can enter and purchase! Virtual stores, existing only in internet cyber space will not be considered. We are interested in traditional stores and for good reason. Preferred are large retail chains operating on a national scale. SOSFakeFlash is interested in the prices for flash memory, major brands and retail store brands. The capacity of flash memory size 4GB and higher. WHY?

Since January 2012, SOSFakeFlash and other project sites observe prices dropping for usb flash memory pen sticks and memory cards. The price decreases are astonishing! Many stores have rotating sales, offer tempting discounts for flash memory. A dream finally come true? This trend is especially strong in North America. We wonder, is this a global trend? Is it country specific? We need you to help us uncover the truth so we can determine how wide this recent trend is for flash memory.

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Danger! Beware Of Fraud For Memorette Micro SD/SDHC Cards Sold On eBay!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 12, 2011

Memorette, a Korean company, is the lastest brand name to be counterfeited for flash memory cards on eBay. Many listings Memorette are fake capacity.

Read: Counterfeit Memorette Micro SD/SDHC Cards Fakes. 32GB 32Go Class 10

Currently the Memorette Micro SD/SDHC Cards Class 10 sold on eBay are the target for fraudulent sellers who scam buyers.

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eBay And The 512GB 2.0 USB Flash Drive Memory Stick. There Is No Such Thing Manufactured In 2011! psychduck2001 United States eBay Seller Thinks There Is. Or Is This Seller Now Uncertain?

Posted by DragonDakel on April 30, 2011

The highest capacity manufactured for a USB flash drive memory stick is 256GB and it is very expensive. Read the rest of this entry »

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How An eBay Seller Accidentally Fell Into The Trap Of Selling Fake 32GB Micro Memory Cards On eBay But Discovered In Time! A Personal Story. eBay Buyer Suspicions, Internet Research Did The Rest.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 3, 2011

How do honest eBay sellers get caught up in selling fake memory on eBay? The consequences can destroy a sellers reputation for good. SOSFakeFlash routinely publishes eBay sellers caught selling fake usb flash drives, memory cards and mp players. It is done in the interest of buyers at risk for loosing their data and money, to prevent the fraud on eBay escalating even further.

Some assume we delight in publishing sellers. The truth is, we don’t. SOSFakeFlash has published so many alerts, it is difficult for readers to know that SOSFakeFlash was co-founded. It was founded by frauded eBay buyers and by eBay sellers who accidentally sold fake flash memory. The rules were set by the sellers not by the buyers. The sellers are in the best position to judge their peers.

One of the earliest articles published: eBay Sellers Can Be Victims – How Does This Happen?

A lot of eBay sellers actively choose to engage in fraud, purposely scamming buyers with fake usb flash drives, memory cards and mp players, but not all. Most who willfully sell fakes are sellers registered in Asia on eBay but this is changing as Asian sellers are under increasing scrutiny.

Quite a few eBay sellers do not research their product for the real costs, instead they research what is selling “Hot” on eBay. It’s not unusual, but where flash memory items are concerned it can have horrible consequences for a seller. SOSFakeFlash was forced to introduce a zero tolerance policy as the number of listings and sellers offering fakes steadily increased and still increases.

While SOSFakeFlash must report, other sites in the FrankenFlash project attempt to publish articles and warnings to increase awareness on fake flash memory for both buyers (consumers) and potential resellers. Everyone’s help is needed.

Recently an eBay seller contacted SOSFakeFlash to tell their personal story, how they made a serious error and how it happened. We don’t know who the seller is, nor do we want to know. What matters is that the seller took the time to document how it happened and what they did when they discovered the truth. It goes without saying the seller demonstrated integrity, the spirit of the early founders of SOSFakeFlash and also how eBay sellers should behave.

We researched the story and have included graphic images as the url references will soon disappear from the internet. The story is published as is for you to read unedited.

Hi

I just thought i would drop you an email about my recent experience….

I have relatively recently started selling on ebay and happened to come across ……

http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=300528377602

membeuk Listing

and this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180627894066&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

unlockurfone Listing

and this http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=300529468362

FeedbackForItemthelord786

Item sold was:

thelord786

The first chap sold 44 units in one day so i decided to investigate further, thinking i had found a great selling opportunity.

What i found on AliExspress was this…

Free shipping oem 32gb Micro sd card

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/399467634-Free-shipping-oem-32gb-Micro-sd-card-wholesalers.html

lily yi's store

I placed an order. I HONESTLY thought that it was genuine because others are selling at low prices too 😦 I started an ebay advert, selling these at £25 on pre-order. I messaged all my buyers to check that they understood i was waiting for stock. I sold 34 in less than 24 hours!!

However, a few people contacted me for assurances re authenticity and i started to get suspicious. I went for online chat with my supplier who when they found out i had selected DHL as the carrier, INSISTED i cancel my order. I was confused as i had paid for DHL but they wanted to use EMS.

Eventually, they confessed, “our goods are copies and DHL are strict and will seize the goods !! ” They went on to say i could re-order and select EMS and then i would be safe!!!

I was and still am , absolutely horrified, completely mortified and yes, embarrassed 😦 I contacted every buyer , with a lengthy apology, cancelled all the 34 transactions and refunded all the money.

I cannot believe this goes on and that not only are these products fake, but also not the advertised capacity either !! Really, i am shocked at what ive since learnt !! Shocked and disgusted 😦

Hope this is useful to you

Seller chosen name withheld by SOSFakeFlash to protect seller privacy.

This seller was lucky. eBay buyers are demonstrating wariness on eBay for buying flash memory. In contacting the seller, the seller exercised good judgment and began to research. Buyers helped a seller from frauding others and to avoid selling fake memory on eBay.

This eBay seller learned a difficult lesson but showed what a good, honest and responsible eBay seller does. It is the spirit many of us old timers on eBay knew and want to see return to eBay! It is what made eBay once, long ago… a great place to shop! We want you to experience what we once knew.

SOSFakeFlash continues to try and protect eBay members from fake flash memory purchases. eBay on the other hand, continues to NOT PROTECT YOU! The sad fact is, eBay flash memory clean up occurs because of members, not because of eBay. If you don’t want to believe us, begin researching this site and how many sellers we have been forced to publish since 2008. Then decide.

You can judge a seller by their actions. If they claim ignorance and try to convince you the item is “faulty” or “defective” or threaten or attempt to blackmail you into leaving positive feedback or revising your feedback, you have a fraudulent seller on your hands.

We remind you to test your items for true capacity with the free programme, H2testw and carefully read:

H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

to understand more about the programme before you use it. If you purchased a brand name, ensure you perform a validation at the brand site too.

The most important contributions readers can make?

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?

How To Warn Others On eBay As A Fake Flash Angel – Fight Back Against Fake MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives – A Guide

How Are People Fighting Against Fake Memory MP Players, USB Flash Drives And Memory Cards? eBay And The Internet.

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.

This seller was saved by eBay buyers. Kudos to all eBay buyers who make a small positive contribution in fighting and preventing fake flash memory sales on eBay!

Help educate. Spread the word!

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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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SOSFakeFlash – Singapore Crime Rings – eBay Sellers Suspensions – American Fake Memory Sellers

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 23, 2010

You have just been frauded on eBay? Bought a fake mp player, usb flash drive or pen stick, a memory card? Welcome to the world of SOSFakeFlash and the FrankenFlash Project. We investigate the crime and issue alerts on the internet. Our sites publish the news and try to educate people around the world.

If you are new to our site or a fan, read some of our hotest stories!

Hot-00

Organized Crime Hits eBay – Singapore Crime Ring Exposed

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

Portrait Of An American eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller – ClickToBlue. Buying Cheap Fake Flash Memory – Viruses As The Bonus. Damage To Laptops and PCs

Just released 20100626: tpyboc DT200 Kingston Fraud $24 For 64 GB or 128 GB. Over 1200 eBay Members Frauded In Only 3 Days!

Singapore eBay sellers are bad news when it comes to flash memory. When you see what investigator Spookie has to say, you will be speachless. Read the rest of this entry »

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happy-ending88 Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller High Alert – China. eBay Kingston DT200 Counterfeits. Data Loss And Fraud.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 23, 2010

happy-ending88 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake hacked – false capacity memory) Flash USB drives. Registered in China happy-ending88 has been suspended by eBay. happy-ending88 used multiple item listings offering over over 1500+ fake Kingston DT200 128 GB flash drives.

The price for a DT200 at 128gb? $21.50 US.

$32,250 US and 1500 eBay members frauded.

SOSFakeFlash and the FrankenFlash Project asks:

  1. Will eBay contact 1500 buyers and refund them?
  2. Will eBay warn of the data corruption members will face from counterefeit Kingston 128 GB usb flash drives?
  3. How much longer will Kingston Technologies suffer damage to their reputation from fakes (false capacity) and counterfeit items being sold on eBay?
  4. Does Kingston Technologies have a security problem at manufacturing facilities in China?

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Kingston read:

Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.

Current Prices For Genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 128GB USB2.0 Flash Drives DT200/128GB And For Fakes – A Guide

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

Read: Global Report – eBay Fake Memory 2008 – 2009

Buyers of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB advertised capacity, please read these three articles immediately!

Questions? Please read this report: Fake Flash Memory On Ebay Escalates. SOSFakeFlash Status Report 20091031. Fake Memory Cards, MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drive PenSticks. How To Fight Against Fraud and SOSFakeFlash A Special Message From KittyFireFlash To Reader Jonno.

First time victim? Please read this article, see what fake flash memory sellers do when not enough buyers fight back: international-distributing Ebay Flash Memory Seller – An Experiment In Selling True Capacity? The History Behind international-distributing ID On eBay. A Very Dark Past. Also read: If You left Positive Feed Back For A Fake Flash Memory Seller. Can You Change It?

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.

eBay Buyer Protection – Call To All USA eBay Members Who Are Victims Of Fake Flash Memory Purchased On eBay

Please test your device to ensure you have the advertised capacity with H2testw to ensure you have the advertised capacity. Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

FakeFlashSellers01 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. Save another person from a a fake flash nightmare and potential data loss. Read: How Contacting eBay Buyers OF Fake Memory Purchases Saves Others – A Victim’s Thank You!

How To Warn Others On eBay As A Fake Flash Angel – Fight Back Against Fake MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives – A Guide

SnoopyRescue

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tamstore003 Bites The Dust. eBay Powerseller Of Fake Flash Memory Suspended, For How Long? Are You A Buyer?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 17, 2010

tamstore003 sold fake memory mp players, memory cards and usb flash drives. He has now been suspended by eBay. What does this mean to you, if you are a buyer?

SOSFakeFlash issued: February 24, 2010 tamstore003 Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Buyers began to fight back and tamstore003 realizing the this id was in trouble began offering bribes: May 2, 2010 tamstore003 – Bribery The eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller’s Way. Why Fraudulent Sellers Fear Negative Feedback.

Since tamstore003 was suspended victims are receiving orders from PayPal to return the fake memory products. Don’t.

Paypal and eBay both know tamstore003 is/was a fraudulent seller. You can expect them to play naive, anything to keep your money. Escalate your claims, point them to the articles on the internet. Ask both why they allowed this id to continue frauding for several months. How much money did they earn from tamstore003’s transactions?

Do not let email robots from either eBay or Paypal take control. If you can, call and ask for a human. If you get the run around, ask for a supervisor.

Don’t think you can win? Read: PayPal Refunds Victim Of Fake – False Capacity USB Flash Drives Purchased On Ebay. 8 Month Battle Leads To Success. Do not let a computer programme (email robot) decide your case. In your disputes make sure to copy paste all your previous correspondence.

tamstore003 address:

Tam Tsz Kin

G/F 10 Yau Kom Tau
Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Hong Kong

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SOSFakeFlash And eBay – Operation Fake Flash Storm Gaining Ground Against Fake Flash Memory 128GB 64GB 32GB

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 27, 2010

Pressure is rising against eBay as members and SOSFakeFlash continue to combat the sale of fake flash memory items. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Can eBay Allow attransport Fake Memory Seller To List And Sell 500 GB Usb Flash Drives When They Do Not Yet Exist? How eBay Allows Fraud.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 1, 2010

eBay seller attransport offers what Kingston, Sony, Transcend and other famous brand names for flash memory usb pensticks can not offer consumers – a 500GB flash memory thumb drive! 500GB is a very odd size as far as bits and bytes are concerned. Should not the advertised size be 512GB?

attransport-eBay Brains Missing 500 USB Flash Memory Thumb Stick

 

At $75.95 US eBay seller attransport is determined to under cut all brand names for 500 GB pen sticks. This seller is determined to show you can buy high capacity usb flash drives on eBay and buy them cheap. To assist eBay members who can not affort to spend the money for a genuine capacity usb flash drive, eBay seller attransport offers free shipping to ease the buying experience of a fake.

This usb flash drive is so small, it makes Kingstons DT200 128GB USB flash drive look like an whale!

This is the best price you will probably find on eBay for a 500 GB usb thumb drive!

eBay told the New York Times they had over 2,000 employee’s devoted to detecting and stopping fraud on eBay. SOSFakeFlash does not think so. Perhaps 20 employees are assigned, not more.

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Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.

Posted by techchips on March 10, 2010

Kingston Technologies, an innovator in flash memory technology is under attack. The first company to release a 256GB usb flash drive, counterfeiters are hot on their heels to cash in on their respected brand name.

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SOSFakeFlash Announces Dragon Dakel’s Watchdog for Fake Flash Memory – MPx Players, Memory Cards, USB Pensticks. FakeMemorySentinel Joins The FrankenFlash Project.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 19, 2010

Dragon Dakel’s Watchdog FakeMemorySentinel is now online.

This is a new site joining the project. It is different from SOSFakeFlash. To know why read their About. FakeMemorySentinel is a new warning system being developed at the request of frauded buyers. Early detection, rapid response. The war against fake flash memory products has moved to a new level.

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kentvalleycomputer Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller – United States. Reported 19 Months After Purchase By Victim To SOSFakeFlash!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 11, 2010

kentvalleycomputer is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake – false capacity memory) Flash USB drives. Registered in the United States, kentvalleycomputer was warned in late summer of 2008 to test usb flash drives being sold. SOSFakeFlash periodically runs outreach programmes to eBay sellers.

A fully documented report from a victim has been received, amazing in detail! You would be surprised how much information you as a buyer have access to. kentvalleycomputer was among sellers who never responded. Sellers who do not respond to eBay members engaging in outreach missions are almost always those sell fake memory items on eBay.

SOSFakeFlash has a zero tolerance policy introduced during the summer of 2009. It is also retroactive.

If you discovered you bought a fake (False capacity) mp player, usb flash drive pen stick, or memory card on eBay several months ago, even a year or two ago, it is not too late to report your seller using the Report A Fake Tab. You are required to perform testing and submit the results. Listing information disappears on eBay and also on your won list. However you will find accurate information in your PayPal history if you search for it. Did you know that?

Obviously if you wish to have your fake flash seller documented and added to the list with a historical alert, you do have to provide the proof of your purchase, ebay item number, listing information and your eBay id. It is very important when all obvious traces disappear from eBay.

For the record, we never publish who you are on the internet or your eBayer id, unless you absolutely demand we do! Since the internet is so public, we require readers to submit proof. SOSFakeFlash does not engage in witch hunts. eBay scam sellers fear this site, they have good reason – evidence. It is wrong to fraud people, worse to sell items that cause people to loose their precious files and data.

Should you do this? Yes. It adds into the evidence against eBay, PayPal and eBay sellers.

This problem is now in it’s seventh year. Hundreds of thousands of buyers have been frauded in 72 countries. The US Dollar sales are in the millions each year.

It might be too late to leave negative feedback, it is not to late to have thelast word.

Previously the record was 12 months after purchase for a victim to report in, it is now 19 months after purchase. Everyone in the FrankenFlash project is a volunteer. It is hard work, exhausting some times. The SOSFakeFlash group is dedicated to exposing and documenting fake flash memory sellers and providing victims with the information they need. We don’t just document current eBay fake flash sellers, we document them all if you provide the needed information.

kentvalleycomputer sold:

5802

He was caught because a victim provided the information needed.

Do you want to know all the countries that received fake flash memory items on eBay?

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carol-world Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Hong Kong. The reincarnation Of eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller mobystore – When Will eBay learn?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 10, 2009

carol-world is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake – false capacity memory) Flash USB drives. Registered in Hong Kong, carol-world belongs to the eBay counterfeit Ring – Chung Tic Yan .

The carol-world eBay id is the reincarnation of fake flash seller mobystore (see mobystore Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert – China – Hong Kong )

There are two addresses involved for fraudster carol-world:

Returns:

Mr. Dimby Chung
Rm 06, 27/F, Block A,
Tin Fu Court,
Tin Shui Wai,
N.T, Hong Kong.

Sending to you:

Chung Tic Yan
Rm 2706, Yuen Fu House
Tin Fu Court
Tin Shui Wai, N.T.
Hong Kong

shortly after mobystore was suspended, the new id carol-world was born to carry on. Will eBay EVER learn? How many victims has this new id created so far?650+

Carol-World’s terms of sale:

carol-world Terms

Carol-World’s About Us

Carol-World's About Us

This would seem honest but it is not. Nice try Carol-World aka mobystore! Thanks to your victims you have been caught. You might try the defective nonsense, but there is no such thing! You have been selling 2GB usb flash drives that have been digitally altered to report 16GB to operating systems.

Just how does Carol-World’s propose to offer:

We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction without negative or dispute case. If your item is not as described or faulty when you receive it we will full money refund for you with no additional charge.

100% customer satisfaction when selling usb flash drives that destroy customer files? The purpose of leaving negative feedback is to warn other buyers! It is also to leave a record for eBay. The purpose in filing a dispute is to ensure that paypal also has a record, besides forcing a refund.

Carol-World aka mobystore shows just how it is possible for fake flash memory sellers to pervert eBay as a selling place and to set their own rules. eBay’s rules mean absolutely nothing to them.

carol-world - offers

The story of one eBay victim for carol-world will be published in SOSFakeFlash’s upcoming feature week of ebay victim stories. Do you have a story to tell about your fake flash seller? Let us know by writing to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com

carol-world sold:

4325

4324

4329

4328

4327

4326

Questions?

Please read this report: Fake Flash Memory On Ebay Escalates. SOSFakeFlash Status Report 20091031. Fake Memory Cards, MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drive PenSticks. How To Fight Against Fraud.

See:How Can You Spot Fake Flash Memory Chips? What Is the Key Factor That Determines If MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drives Or Memory Cards Are Fake Capacity? Don’t forget to answer the questions. We need your data!

Please test your device to ensure you have the advertised capacity with H2testw to ensure you have the advertised capacity. Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

FakeFlashSellers01 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. See what we have on file.

Do a good deed. Warn other eBay buyers of fake flash. Save another person from a a fake flash nightmare and potential data loss. Read: How Contacting eBay Buyers OF Fake Memory Purchases Saves Others – A Victim’s Thank You!

How To Warn Others On eBay As A Fake Flash Angel – Fight Back Against Fake MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives – A Guide

RescueEbayFakeFlashVictims

Please read this Survival Kit to help you with your eBay seller!

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American Fake Flash Memory Seller Returns For Another Round Of Fraud On eBay. Accomplished In Claiming Defective, Rude To Buyers – clicktoblue.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 29, 2009

Fake flash memory sellers on eBay have many personalities. In the Orient, most are extremely “polite” as they engage in fraud, it is an art. Elsewhere frauding sellers have a habit of losing their temper when found out. The one thing they have in common is an addiction to the profit selling fake (false capacity) flash memory items on eBay can generate. clicktoblue is no exception. This eBay seller has returned for another round of fake flash selling, this time offering 32GB capacity. He is very skilled at claiming “defective” if a buyer finds something wrong with the usb pen flash drive he sold. He is also very bullish and rude!

Since October 2009 he is offering 32GB capacity at fabulous prices with multiple item listings in buy now, $29.95 US. Last time he sold 16GB fakes for only $19.95 US.

Will clicktoblue be allowed to succeed in his fraud again? It is up to you. His buyers who left positive feedback for the 32GB usb flash drives need to be warned to test them! Have victims record sosfakeflash in their feedback and follow up feedback this time. As always, have victims submit evidence using the report a fake tab .

This time…. SOSFakeFlash would like a buyer to open and photograph the usb flash drive. Unfortunately of the four models currently sold only one will open. (see Proving A Fake USB Flash Memory Pen Drive Stick Pen To Be False Capacity – A Visual Example – Guide Made Easy )The black classic and ancient usb flash drive sold on eBay! The others are sewn and glued, if opened they can not be put back together. The only good news about clicktoblue on eBay is that he confines his fraudulent activites to the United States.

Interesting Background Reading:

currently offered:

4340 4339 4338 4337

previously offered:

1901 1906 1905 1904
1902 1900

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.

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. See what we have on file.

RescueEbayFakeFlashVictimsDo 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.

 

Did You Leave Positive Feedback For A Fake Flash Seller Of MP Players, Memory Cards Or USB Flash Drives Purchased On eBay?

To understand about Fake Flash Sellers Read:

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

Victim consumer education on nand flash storage chips:

Important Reading:

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NobelDefender – Victim of eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller wholesalestore09. How The Internet Helped To Find Out The Truth. Observations,Testing.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 10, 2009

NobelDefender is a victim of eBay fake flash memory seller, wholesalestore09. On October 7, 2009 SOSFakeFlash published: wholesalestore09 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – China

On the same day, NobelDefender wrote to SOSFakeFlash to share his story:

Hi there

Thanks for putting up such a fantastic site, wish I knew of it before I bought and became a victim of a fake flash drive!! The details you require for putting up this sellers information is here:

Your output from H2testw 1.4: The media is likely to be defective.
105.9 MByte OK (216960 sectors)
5.3 GByte DATA LOST (11280512 sectors)
Details:5.3 GByte overwritten (11280512 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x00000000069f0000
Expected: 0x00000000069f0000
Found: 0x00000007ee300000
H2testw version 1.4

Item is still listed. The description says 32 GB Brand New 32Gb USB 2.0 flash drive A588
Seller’s address (as on the shipping package):

bj/Ebay Airmail Department

1. ESSE Flat 25-26 2/F Block B,
FOCAL IND CTR,
21 Main Lok St.,
HOM,
Hong Kong

I buy quite some stuff on Ebay and up until now I have had only pleasant experiences. Even with sellers who do end up selling fake batteries I end up getting a refund or a replacement.

This time I went about buying a flash drive, the price seemed too attaractive so I bought it. The seller at that time had no negative feedback so it all seemed ok. The item arrived quite late and I thought I would do a battery of tests before I leave any feedback. The drive looked sleek and nice.

I checked on my Mac at first tried copying a file that was 225mb, nothing big for a drive that claims to be 32 GB! Well at about 104 mb my mac would stop copying the file and be ‘stuck’! This got me suspicious and I formatted it on my laptop running Windows PC it showed 32 gb alright it even “copied” big files, but when I tried to access these files nothing happened! They wouldn’t open.

Obviously I got suspicious and “googled’ and discovered your site and H2Testw. Ran the test for a complete 3 hours and then when the verifying process started it just gave me 105.9 mb ok!!! No wonder the mac stopped copying at 104 MB!!! Imagine my shock, 32 GB and 105 MB! What a joke not even 1/4th of its advertised capacity!

I quickly logged on to check the feedback of the seller, and what do I find? He has made it “Private” there were 7 negatives and in another day 9! Obviously the other buyers have figured out that they have also received fake drives! And now by making it Private I can’t read their feedback. After going through your site I have registered a complaint with Paypal for a full claim.

Of course the seller is in denial and says his drives are 32 gb if I don’t like it I can return it! But he is not willing to pay for the return mail.

My stand is that since this is not a damaged or spoilt drive in fact is a fake drive, why should I pay for the return?? They have deliberately sent me a fake drive when they knew it full well its fake. I am still waiting for the decission from Paypal.

But in the meanwhile I thought it would be wise to submit this information to your site, so that more people don’t get fooled. If there are so many cases on Ebay, then Ebay should do something about this! Make a policy decission to either make the seller pay more as guarantee for the drives or some other way to protect the buyer.

Hope this helps someone.

Thanks

NobelDefender

SOSFakeFlash, part of the FrankenFlash Project has been battling against sellers of false capacity flash memory products for over 22 months. The problem still continues on eBay, the evidence continues to grow against fake flash sellers operating on eBay and also on eBay itself for refusing to address the problems. The issue is over five years old. It is said that over 90% of all flash memory products sold on eBay are false capacity. NobelDefender call for eBay to DO SOMETHING! is not new, all victims on eBay say exactly the same thing. So far, eBay does little except suspend sellers when enough people complain. This unfortunately leads to listing information disappearing – SOSFakeFlash does it’s best to preserve information for victims.

SOSFakeFlash can not publish an alert on a seller without evidence. As a victim reported in on wholesalestore09 we were able to investigate and issue an alert on the internet.

Members like NobelDefender realizing something is wrong, search the internet for information, and find us. If you suspect you have purchased a false capacity flash memory item on eBay, please test it and if you discover you have a fake, report in, using the Report A Fake Tab.

Your information is important to warn others about bad sellers on eBay. NobelDefender’s observations on wholesalestore09 demonstrates why. wholesalestore09 has changed his feedback to private so people can not see what buyers have to say. Even worse, no one can see who bought from wholesalestore09 to warn them to test. NobelDefender’s testing makes that very clear. Buyers of wholesalestore09 are at risk of loosing their data – there are over 750 victims out there.

The issue of fake 32GB and 64GB usb flash drives on eBay continues to be serious. wholesalestore09 was one of these sellers. See: Warning! eBay 32GB 64GB Fake Flash Memory Outbreak – USB Pen Drives. Please patrol eBay for suspect listings and warn buyers to test. You could save someone from serious data loss and help remove fraudulent sellers of these fake capacity usb flash drives that are so dangerous to a persons data.

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Yogi’s Fake 32GB MP Player From kinhome88 eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller – Charger Blows Up

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 3, 2009

Buying a false capacity MP3 MP4 Player on eBay happens all the time. SOSFakeFlash is also receiving reports that these items often have a dangerous wall charger too – they “blow up” and can lead to electrical fires!

On June 25, 2009 SOSFakeFlash Published: kinhome88 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

You should read the email from the kinhome88 in that alert! It may explain why he has been able to continue frauding through the summer of 2009 and continues unchallenged in the Fall of 2009. kinhome88 now also offers those fake usb memory flash pen drives SOSFakeFlash has seen a few too many times.

eBay buyer victim “Yogi” bought this 32GB Touch Screen MP3 MP4 Player from kinhome88:

3903

Yogi provided the following listing description from kinhome88:

PACKAGE INCLUDED
———————————

32GB Touch Screen MP3 MP4 Player
USB Data & Power Supply Cable
High Quality Earphone
USB Wall Charger (Free Gift!!!)

Yogi said:

Received a Wall Charger which BLEW up !See picture

kinhome88 ChargerBlewUp

Yogi Observed:

High Quality Earphone….it’s subjective….

The 32GB player with 2,8 inch screen….After putting more than 2 GB on the memory the problems start to arise. corupt files etc.
Because of the site.. I decided to open the MP4 player. It has a Samsung memory chip :

SAMSUNG Flash
K4S281632C-TC1L

The Hardware chip is:
ANYKA AK3631LQ14402
FS01F9

SOSFakeFlash had a lot of difficultly trying to find this the memory chip at Samsung: K4S281632C-TC1L when found, the serial was for SDRAM and was an EOL product (end of life). Very confusing. The investigators have no idea what to make of this. An SDRAM flash memory chip being used in an MP Player? Or was it a counterfeit nand memory chip, using a legal serial number from Samsung? Or was this chip “converted” to be used in low quality MP Players because it was an EOL memory chip? At the moment no one really knows.

Yogi on testing the capacity:

Output of H2Test 1.4.. after completing the writing of the 32 GB and the verify starts it complained about errors and it/… crashed.
Because the writing of 32 Gb takes so very long I didn’t do the test again.

Yogi has filed a claim with paypal as do many eBay victims.

Yogi’s false capacity MP Player, reveals two additional facts buyers need to be aware of:

1) Wrong storage memory chips being used, possibility of counterfeit knock offs or recycled chips that should not be used in MP Players.

2) Wall chargers that are an electrical hazard. Yogi’s MP Player was damaged as a result. Wall chargers that are sub standard and not properly certified could damage your electrical outlet, MP Player and possibly start a fire in your home.

In hunting for unrealistic bargains on eBay you could end up with much more than a false capacity memory item.

Meanwhile kinhome88 continues to fraud and SOSFakeFlash sees little evidence of buyers attempting to contact and warn others who bought from this seller. As a result, kinhome88 will to earn and to sell fake memory items to unsuspecting eBay members.

If you feel this is wrong, lend a helping hand, warn buyers of kinhome88.

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Stephen And eBay Fake Memory Seller Hjstore – A Short Conversation

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 12, 2009

eBay sellers who sell false capacity usb flash drives, try to play innocent. Will you fall for their stories? A victim of Hjstore did not.

Stephen’s eBay Buying Experience:

This has really turned me off from eBay. I use to purchase a lot of electronic odds and ends from there and now I just want to stay away.

I found out about this site a few days ago after looking for some flash memory and seeing an auction claiming fake flash chips, so I tested an 32GB SD card I got around April that I had not used yet. It was fake and died in the verifying process… Yesterday when I got a thumb drive I purchased a few months back I tested it. FAKE…

I sent an email to the seller and filed a cliam through Paypal. Here are the transcripts.

Stephen To Hjstore

I purchased a “16 GB USB Thumb Drive” as described in the auction.

I received the drive today, when i tried to load the drive with data and retrieve it, the data was shown to be corrupt.

I ran a test using “H2testw 1.4” which fills the drive with data and checks to see that is actually exists on the drive. The test has shown that the drive is significantly less in capacity than described. (Results are available).

I have read and experienced (in a previous SD Card purchase) that there is a large amount of fake or “hacked” flash chips on the market. I strongly feel that this is one of those items.

Here are the results from the test. Observe that the “DATA LOST” is 13.6 GB and that the “OK” data is 1.9 GB.

The media is likely to be defective.
1.9 GByte OK (4109958 sectors)
13.6 GByte DATA LOST (28623226 sectors)

Details:12.9 GByte overwritten (27262758 sectors)
26.5 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 53 sectors)
664.2 MByte corrupted (1360415 sectors)
64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
Expected: 0x0000000000000000
Found: 0x00000003e6e50000
Writing speed: 2.61 MByte/s
Reading speed: 4.80 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

Thank you very much.

HJStore To Stephen

Dear friend,

I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

But we perform very strict QC procedure and we are sure the item works fine.

I don’t know why the problem happens.

Shall I send a 70% refund and you keep this item?

Or could you please return it for a full refund?

Please accept my sincere apologies.

Best Regards

HJ^

Stephen To HJStore

I would like a full refund as the drive is not what was advertised.

Paypal to Stephen

A Refund was issued.

Stephen, performed the testing we ask of buyers. He then reported in using the Report A Fake Tab .

He had the addressing information for HJStore. Little did Stephen know just how important this information would be! The addresses were checked in SOSFakeFlash’s database. We were able to confirm another eBay id belonging to two counterfeit rings operating on eBay.

Read: eBay Fraud – Heng Fung House – Home To eBay Counterfeit Ring – Lei Sio Hong. Connected To The Don Of Fake Flash In the Orient – 3ToTrade. SOSFakeFlash Investigation.

HJStore’s Testing

But we perform very strict QC procedure and we are sure the item works fine.

Is not unusual for a fake flash seller to say this to a buyer. The strict “QC” HJStore is talking about, is testing to see that the fake will show up as 16GB to an operating system. Flash drive chips are digitally altered to lie about their real size to operating systems.

Do not fall for any tall tales HJStore might tell.

Stephen learned about SOSFakeFlash because someone on eBay tipped him off with a listing. eBay listings about fake pen drives, mp players and memory cards are important. The message must be where the fakes are being sold. It warns people. It teaches them to be careful – to become smart consumers. Most people do not know memory chips can be altered. They do not expect to find this on eBay.

The listing on eBay interested Stephen to test a memory card he bought on eBay but never got around to using. It died during the testing. When his pen stick arrived, he was already prepared to test it for true capacity. It failed. Stephen went to battle with HJStore and won. His report to SOSFakeFlash helped add another eBay id to two very sinister counterfeit rings that operate together on eBay. Read: Urgent – Hjstore eBay Seller. Did You Buy A 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Memory 16G Pen Stick Thumb Drive From This Seller?

Never underestimate the value of a warning listing on eBay.

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