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It Has Started – Fake DT310/512GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives For Sale On eBay. electroxl – Canada eBay Seller Flash Memory DT310/512GB – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Falso?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 6, 2011

Counterfeit 512GB advertised flash memory capacity for DT310 Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives are appearing on eBay. The next wave of flash memory fraud on eBay is here! The FrankenFlash Project knew it would only be a matter of time before this popular DataTraveler would be faked to appear 512GB complete with packaging. No one expected to see them on eBay so soon.

Counterfeit DT310/512GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drive – It Is A Fake! DT310 512 GB Never Manufactured

The most popular previous DataTraveler models sold at capacities never manufactured were DT150 and DT200 flash drives. They also appeared in waves.

SOSFakeFlash warns a Tsunami of DT310 512GB flash drives offered for sale on eBay is likely to hit very shortly. They are pouring out of wholesale internet sites in China. Foolish eBay sellers such as electroxl are importing and listing them on eBay. We expect eBay will pull the listings and attempt to partrol for them. However, given past history for the other models (DT150, DT200) they are likely to be overwhelmed. When this happens, another Tsunami of DT310 fakes will appear on eBay and will appear in many eBayer countries simultaneously.

Your best option to protect yourself is NOT bid or BUY any DT310 usb flash drives on eBay at 512GB or even 256GB capacity – unless the eBay seller is authorized by Kingston. Your greatest risk will be “Buy Now” auctions.

We ask your assistence to spread the message about the new DT310 512GB DataTraveler being both counterfeit and fake flash memory capacity. This is the best defense to keep they out of eBay and also other internet sites. Report any internet site listing them to Kingston Technologies so they can help fight this new fraud, before it becomes another fake flash epidemic.

Do you believe in cheap flash memory bargains on eBay? If you bought a flash memory item from electroxl – Canada eBay sellers you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives. You may have purchased a fake flash memory product. If your memory item fails testing report immediately to SOSFakeFlash . If your eBay seller is deregistered from eBay, it is urgent you report in to SOSFakeFlash. If you do not, they will not be able to investigate and to record in the their database to publish an offical alert listing all items sold. eBay is suspending fake flash memory sellers to avoid buyers leaving feedback or recording the truth.

Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Read: Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please see Validation Memory links at FakeMemorySentinel for brand names and flash nand memory chip decoding. It is important for you to do that Gb is Gigabits, not Gigabytes. 8 bits is 1 byte. You need to divide by 8, if manufacturer lists size as Gb. Exercise care in disassembly of your item to decode, they can be delicate so be gentle. If you are interested in looking through the Catalogue of fakes you should visit FlashdriveFacts. You can even add yours to the collection by documenting and sending the information to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com, FlashChipDirector is always looking for new models.

If you need help and information on eBay read:

Fake Flash Memory – Hacked! Top Articles SOSFakeFlash. Consumer, Reseller Education. Beware. Be Wise. Learn. Avoid Fake Flash Memory. Learn To Test For Real Flash Memory Capacity.

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

Changing Trends In The Sale Of Fake Memory On eBay For USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards And MP Players. SOSFakeFlash Advises Do Not Buy From eBay Sellers With Low FeedBack Scores. Avoid Sellers with Scores Under 300+ To Protect Yourself From Potential Fraud. Learn Why.

Check your eBay Sellers feedback, type in the id: http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs

electroxl – Canada

electroxl - DT310 512GB

Kingston 512GB Data Traveler Flash Drive USB 2.0

DT310 512GB Kingston DataTraveler Now Available! Where Can You Buy One?

See this video by By OutlawedMedia on DT310 Kingston DataTraveler Fakes.

Exposing Fake/Counterfeit USB Drive!

See what a fake counterfeit DT310 usb flash drive looks like for yourself. OutlawedMedia opens it up for you to see what is really inside!

Can You Fix Fake DT310 USB Flash Drives?

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 Offers Help To eBay Victims Frauded With Counterfeit Flash Memory

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bixies-boost eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Hong Kong. Beware Of eBay Hong Kong Sellers, They Are Back Selling Fake Flash Memory On eBay!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 10, 2011

bixies-boost is an eBay seller of Counterfeit fake flash memory. Registered in Hong Kong, bixies-boost’s listing photos are all to familiar to investigators at SOSFakeFlash. eBay Hong Kong has been quite for a while in the fake flash memory selling arena but they are starting up again. Watch out, you could become the next victim if you bid on flash memory from eBay Hong Kong sellers.

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bixies-boost Addressing Information:

bixies.boost@gmail.com

Ronald Wong

Rm 301 BLK . B
Tin Chung CRT
NT Hong Kong

Yi Li Ching

Rm 305, Shing Hing House, Kwai Shing Estate
852 Kwai Chung, N.T., Kwai Chung, N.T.
Hong Kong

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bixies-boost’s eBay listing descriptions:

NEW 8GB MICRO MEMORY TF SDHC SD ADAPTER CARD READER
NEW 4GB MICRO MEMORY TF SDHC SD ADAPTER CARD READER
Mini Mp3 Digital Player + 8GB Micro SD TF Card USB
NEW 8GB MICRO SDHC SD TF ADAPTER CARD Mini USB Pro Duo
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Pen #03
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Pen #15
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Pen #20
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Pen #4
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Pen #5
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Pen #7
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Pen V30
“3rd Gen 16GB 1.8″” LCD Mp3 Mp4 Radio WMA Player + CX300″
32GO GB Mini USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb 17
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb G2
32GO GB USB 2.0 Memory Stick Flash Drive Thumb Mini #28

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.

Read: PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

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.

MickeyFightingBackDon’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.

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

  • 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.

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

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?

Can eBay Stop The Sale Of Fake And Counterfeit Memory? A Frauded Buyers Simple Insight To Solving The Problem For Fraudulent eBay Listings.

Read Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports . The Crises is STILL a crises. More action is needed on the part of frauded buyers. Do not think eBay is attempting to stop the sale of fake flash memory, if they did, you won’t find many listings on eBay in the categories of MP Players, Memory Cards or USB Flash drives. If you find this hard to believe, find the first post on SOSFakeFlash and work your way forward. How many articles have been published? When was the problem first noticed on eBay? How many years since the fraud began?

You are not the first person to suffer the fraud and you will not be the last unless……?

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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:

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

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”.

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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.

Read: PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

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.

MickeyFightingBackDon’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.

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

  • 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.

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

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?

Can eBay Stop The Sale Of Fake And Counterfeit Memory? A Frauded Buyers Simple Insight To Solving The Problem For Fraudulent eBay Listings.

Fixing Fake SD SDHC Cards, Is It Possible? What Are The Problems And Challenges? What Software To Use To Test For Flash Memory Fake Chips. Is There A Free Download To Check Flash Drives And Memory Cards Size?

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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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Scam Report eBay Fake Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives, MP Players – SOSFakeFlash Q2 2011. Did You Buy On eBay?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 1, 2011

H2testw, the free software available as a download continues to be the best detector for true capacity of flash memory chips. All usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards should be tested for real capacity with H2testw prior to first use. Failure to test using a software like H2testw puts consumers at risk for potential data loss from fraudulent chips. Testing with H2testw gives peace of mind, if the advertised capacity matches the report H2testw generates for you!. H2testw also gives you the additional benefit of detecting class C and D flash memory chips most often used in hacked items. Our report on H2testw first published in 2008 is still is the most comprehensive and a classic. After three years, H2testw has a 96% user satisfaction rate. Name another flash memory chip testing software that can match it. It runs under Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista, Windows 7. There is a Linux alternative to H2testw, called F3.

In our Q2 2011 report from SOSFakeFlash, the greatest threat to eBay buyers are Read the rest of this entry »

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Can You Fix Fake DT310 USB Flash Drives?

Posted by techchips on June 16, 2011

Is it possible to fix a fake Kingston DT310 DataTraveler usb flash drive, restore it to it’s real size? Fake capacity DT310 are found everywhere at extremely low cheap prices.

As a consumer you really should read these two articles:

Kingston DataTraveler 310 DT310/256GB Fake USB Flash Drives Flooding eBay! Fraud Warning.

Report On Fake DT310 Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives. eBay Seller 1958vardy And The Fake DT310 – No Returns. Counterfeit 310 DT310/256GB Flash Memory Continue To Flood eBay. Cheap. Consumers Frauded With Fake Upgraded Flash Memory. Fraud Warning. Beware Of Sellers Who Refuse To Stand Behind The Advertised Capacity Of Flash Memory Size.

Advertised at 256GB these DT310 fakes are usually under 8GB real capacity. A lot of people want to salvage them, get at least some capacity out of them. Can you?

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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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eBay And Sandisk Fake SD Cards. Micro SD TF Cards. Before You Bid Or Buy On eBay Watch This Video!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 13, 2011

eBay is NOT the place to buy Sandisk SD memory cards or micro SD TF cards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fake Flash Memory – Hacked! Top Articles SOSFakeFlash. Consumer, Reseller Education. Beware. Be Wise. Learn. Avoid Fake Flash Memory. Learn To Test For Real Flash Memory Capacity.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 19, 2011

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Fake flash memory, what is this? Did you know eBay is the place to be scammed with hacked flash memory chips? SOSFakeFlash has been fighting 3 years to help you. Did you buy a fake MP3 MP4 MP5 player? A usb flash drive pen memory stick advertised at 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GGB 500GB 512GB capacity? Did you buy a memory card advertised at 16GB 32GB? Watch out, beware of fraud on eBay!

Read these articles to learn the truth, empower yourself against fraud on eBay. You will also find the same fraud on internet wholesale sites, especially those located in Asia. The truth is, only victims can help themselves. SOSFakeFlash is here to help you. Read, learn, fight! Don’t accept flash memory fraud.

Our hottest articles? If you need convincing or help start reading: Read the rest of this entry »

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eBay And The DT310 USB Kingston USB Flash Drive 256GB. Before You Bid Or Buy On eBay Watch This Video!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 15, 2011

eBay is NOT the place to buy DT310 Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives. Bid and buy? Your reward, misery and grief! If you try to buy Cheap for the DT310, you will be frauded by fake memory – hacked flash memory.

See this video by By OutlawedMedia. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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SOSFakeFlash On Flash Memory And Internet Wholesale Sites. Where Does Fake Upgraded Flash Memory Come From? How Cheap Is It To Buy USB Flash Drives, MP Players, Memory Cards? What Are The Current Prices?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 28, 2010

Understanding flash memory prices is key to avoid being frauded with fake usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beware Of eBay eBooks Promising Fix For 32G 64GB 128GB 256GB USB Flash Drives. Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives. There Is No Magic Solution. Urgent Message From SOSFakeFlash – eBay.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 11, 2010

Is there a simple solution to fix usb flash drives that have an advertised size of 32G 64GB 128GB 256GB? Read the rest of this entry »

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The Truth About MP Players Sold On eBay – SOSFakeFlash Education Week For Consumers

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 24, 2009

SOSFakeFlash MP Player education begins! We will be presenting alerts exclusively on eBay fake flash sellers of MP Players. This is a very high profit area for fraudsters on eBay and it is growing at an alarming pace. Selling in high volume a great deal of money is being made. The sad fact is, few buyers ever discover the truth! Read the rest of this entry »

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Repairing Counterfeit Fake MP Players

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 26, 2009

SOSFakeFlash has been asked by victims of fake and counterfeit MP Players purchases – how can I restore to the real capacity? MP-Archer has provided some very useful information to help you begin your journey to return your MP Player back to it’s orignal Capacity.

For for USB Flash Drives see Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives

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Review eBay Fake USB Flash Drives – MP Players – Memory Cards – What Can You Do?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 22, 2009

Did you buy a fake or counterfeit Memory Card, USB flash drive (penstick) or MP Player on eBay? Items advertised at: 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB 32GB 64GB 120GB 128GB 240GB 260GB 360GB 500GB? Unbranded or counterfeits using the name of Sandisk, Kingston, Sony, Samsung just to name a few?

Did you lose data? Did you have to fight with eBay or PayPal or the seller or all of them to try and get a refund?

What can YOU do about it?

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H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 2, 2008

H2testw 1.4 has proven itself to be the best of breed for detecting counterfeit Flash drives. It is extremely easy to use and proves detailed information. Created by Harald Bögeholz, the interface is in German but has the option to run in English. It is free and standalone.

New!  This article contains a poll you can vote on.

Nothing is installed into the operating system. Designed for Windows it can run under Linux if Wine is installed. It will not run under Macs as it is a Windows Software . If your computer can not run the software – ask a colleague or friend who has a windows based computer to help you test.  However if you are a Linux or Mac user we have good news for you,  keep reading. A software has been developed based on the idea of H2testw,  just for you.

To learn more and for download information

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