Recently, eBay sellers started to add “No Returns” in their listings for flash memory, especially for usb flash drives. What does this mean? Why would honest eBay sellers suddenly stop accepting returns for flash memory items? Do they have something to hide? Our report will help you understand the newest threat to members buying flash memory on eBay.
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eBay Sellers “No Returns” For USB Flash Drives. What Does This Mean? Is It Legal? Are Sellers Trying To Scam Buyers With Fake Memory? SOSFakeFlash Report On Changing Trends eBay Sellers And The War To Stop The Sale Of Counterfeit And Fake Memory On eBay. The No Returns On eBay Beware Of Fraud!
Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 20, 2011
Safe2Star eBay Fake Memory PowerSeller With FeedBack Score 52569 Bites The Dust! Suspended After Two Year Effort By eBay Victims! Almost 1000 Negative And Neutrals Before eBay Acts. Buyer Protection For Flash Memory Does Not Exist On eBay – You Have Been Warned By SOSFakeFlash!
Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 20, 2011
So you were thinking of buying a memory card, an MP Player or a usb flash drive on eBay? Beware! You are most likely going to become a flash memory victim! Surprised? Don’t be. One of the most successful fake flash memory sellers, was Safe2Star. How many victims does SOSFakeFlash have on file? 207! A lot of victims are shy about reporting to SOSFakeFlash, they shouldn’t be. It is the only way to fight back against a fake flash memory seller.
The victims of Safe2Star, fought long and hard. The real problem was Safe2Star using private auctions and also the size of his feedback score. eBay tried to ignore the victims. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Articles - Best, Battle Plan, eBay, Fake Flash HK, News, Stories | Tagged: eBay Counterfeit Rings, flash memory fraud, Lee Man Fung, Lei Sio Hong, Negative Feedback, Pang Yee Fung, safe2star, SOSFakeFlash | 13 Comments »
Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 23, 2010
Kingston usb flash drive fakes and memory cards are really hot on eBay! Everyday, new listings and new victims. Did you discover the truth and raise a dispute on eBay to get your money back? Is eBay trying to prevent you from getting a refund by making you Prove it was a Kingston counterfeit?
Read FlashChipDirector’s Kingston Technologies Offers Help To eBay Victims Frauded With Counterfeit Flash Memory. You will learn what you need to know and how you can get help.
Our advice? Please do not buy any Kingston usb flash drives or memory cards on eBay. Especially DT150 DT200 D300 DT310 usb pen sticks. Watch out for 32GB advertised capacity in memory cards. Asian sellers are always suspect, but watch out for Western sellers on eBay, they are growing in number! If you did buy and eBay is giving you a hard time, read the article!
Posted in Advice, eBay, Flash Drive Education, Reports - eBay | Tagged: Consumer Protection, DT150 fake, DT200 fake, DT300 Fake, DT310 fake, eBay Refunds, Kingston Memory Validation, Kingston Technical Support, PayPal Disputes, SD6/32GB fake, SOSFakeFlash | 123 Comments »
Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 12, 2010
So you are a victim of buying fake memory on eBay? An MP Player, usb pen stick or memory card? You need to read this report! Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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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 »
128GB Flash Drives Penstick Memory eBay Urgent Warning To All eBay Members. Tsunami Wave Of False Capacity Flash Drives. eBay Unable To Cope With Fake Memory Sellers Who Scam!
Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 25, 2010
Do not bid or buy any 128 GB Memory Usb flash drives on eBay. The FrankenFlash project began operation Fake Flash Storm against eBay on March 20 2010. Little did anyone know just how deep the problem is.
Currently eBay is attempting to suspend sellers and erase information on listings with lightening speed. The team at FakeMemorySentinel is trying to preserve information. Normal operation of SOSFakeFlash has been impacted. All efforts focus on investigation. Several sources have been identified as a conduit for entry into eBay. Internet sites are being examined. To protect eBay members we are unable to reveal, what we are tracking. We can say that you the victims and readers, have provided clues we needed!
Thousands of fake capacity USB flash drives have been sold on eBay in the last month. Most in buy now multiple item listings. We urge everyone to test their usb thumb drives purchased on eBay immediately with H2testw immediately.
Under no circumstances should you consider returning a fake to the fake flash memory seller on orders of eBay or PayPal. Instead you should challenge and fight them as they are complicit in the fraud.
Operation Fake Flash Storm is revealing that eBay members in many countries are being scammed. Education and awareness is key in this battle.
Please visit any internet technology site you can find and post a warning against buying 128 GB flash drives on eBay. This is very important for Kingston DT200 128GB flash drives. In many listings sellers have frauded as many as 750 people with only one listing. We are unable to understand how members believe they can buy 128 GB capacity for $50 US or less! It is their lack of awareness on the true costs that lead them to become victims.
If you are a victim of a fake 128 GB flash drive purchased on eBay PROTEST! Use your own personal web space or page to document your experience, in your language! Post your photos, post your evidence.
The only way to fight this fraud is to use the internet to educate, to warn and to protest!
Patrol for any 128 GB usb flash drives for sale on eBay. Report at SOSFakeFlash, then report the sellers to eBay, in that order. Do screen captures first of the listing to preserve the evidence as eBay will try to delete the information.
Because eBay is trying to hide the truth by suspending sellers, attempting to warn other buyers is of little use. Therefore, SOSFakeFlash asks that you use the internet to speak out about the truth. Warn your country, warn in your language.
Be a part of operation Fake Flash Storm, say NO! to fraud and the damage fake capacity does to files and data. If the message does not get out on the internet, there will be more victims just like you and the frauding will continue. You have a choice and you have a voice, please help us to help all of you!
Report your information to firstname.lastname@example.org . Leave comments also at this site.
Posted in Alert, eBay, Fake Flash China, News, Warning | Tagged: 128 GB eBay Warning!, 128GB Flash Drives Cheap!, Bad Flash Memory Chips, Best Price 128GB Pensticks, Consumer Testing, Counterfeit DT200 Kingston, Fake 128GB eBay, Fake Memory, False Capacity Memory, Flash Memory China Fraud, Fraud China, SOSFakeFlash, Why DT200 Will Not Format | Leave a Comment »
eBay Buyer Protection – Call To All USA eBay Members Who Are Victims Of Fake Flash Memory Purchased On eBay
Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 15, 2010
Are you an eBay member registered on eBay.com? Did you know eBay has introduced a new form of “Buyer Protection”? It has replaced PayPal Buyer Protection. If your id is registered in the United States and you purchased a fake memory card, mp player, or usb flash drive you now fall under this new system. All other countries still fall under the old Paypal Buyer Protection system for the exact same fraudulent item listing.
So what are the differences for this eBay Buyer Protection System compared to the standard PayPal Buyer Protection system?
Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 27, 2010
Fake MP Players, memory cards and usb flash drives are flooding eBay! The fraudulent sellers have become bold. Both Kingston and Sony are having their brand names damaged by forgers. The situation is out of control. eBay is unable or unwilling to stop the fraud?
Posted in Advice, Alert, eBay, News, Reports - eBay | Tagged: 32GB 64GB 128GB, eBay Buyer Protection, eBay Disputes, FakeMemorySentinel, Flash Memory Fraud On eBay, Kingston Help Against Counterfeits, Purchasing With Credit Cards On eBay, SOSFakeFlash, Validating Kingston USB Flash Drives | 794 Comments »
Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 6, 2010
We are racing to build the new eBay Fake Flash Memory seller lists. The current lists have 848 sellers, we now have 913 documented! You don’t have very much time left, to report in to SOSFakeFlash if your seller is not on the current ones!
If your testing proves you have a fake flash memory item, please make sure to leave SOSFakeFlash in your feedback! It helps other buyers to find help at our site! If you don’t have time to warn other buyers for your seller, “Google SOSFakeFlash” in feedback makes a difference!
If you left positive feedback, you can still have the last word, do follow up feedback and let everyone know the truth!
The FrankenFlash Project and SOSFakeFlash are noticing eBay is scrambling. There are changes in how disputes are to be settled. At the moment, it is not clear what this will mean. A lot depends on which eBay site you bought the item from and your eBay country of registration. SOSFakeFlash will tell you more once we have additional information.
We have been told that eBay sellers in the Orient do not have to paid listing fees to eBay if they advertise on ebay.com! This is discrimination.
It gives an unfair advantage to eBay sellers in the Orient at the expense of American eBay sellers! Many people are unaware of this.
In the fight against fake memory products, SOSFakeFlash has only one conclusion, eBay has sold it’s soul.
It is important you do not take “No” for an answer in dealing with eBay or PayPal. It does not matter if you have exceeded the 45 day claim window. They know what is going on and will want you to give up. Don’t!
Analysis of data and victims indicates a more aggressive approach is needed. A new team is being formed and they do not have to follow the rules of SOSFakeFlash or the general rules of the FrankenFlash Project. We will tell you more about them when we know more…. SOSFakeFlash as a zero tolerance policy. The new group has minus zero tolerance.
Because victims are not being heard by eBay or PayPal, more are choosing not to create a dispute as “item not described”, but simply as item not received. It is not “correct behavior”. SOSFakeFlash does not recommend this action. However, when a seller is documented and if eBay refuses to take action against a seller, or assist in warning buyers and refunding them – the action can be understood.
The burden lies on eBay to address the issue of Fake Flash Memory items: memory cards, usb flash drives, mpx players. Seven years is enough!
Is it allowed to sell children, firearms or poison on eBay? No.
If eBay can not stop the sell of fake memory products, they have an obligation to ban the items for sale. Period! No excuses are accepted. If you reached this site, you are most likely a victim of fake flash memory.
You can make a difference. Fight back and say “NO“!
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Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 7, 2010
Help promote awareness on eBay sellers who sell fake capacity usb flash drives, memory cards and mp players. Visit websites and forums! Paste in the link to our lists: https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/category/fake-flash/ebaysellers/negative-fb-tool/ for the most recent black lists on sellers. Currently over over 851 sellers on file. Do you know of any interert site that offers more? Please help educate buyers. Fight back against the reprogammig of Flash Memory chips!!!
To everyone leaving SOSFakeFlash and H2testw in feedback, THANK YOU! We are expecting a new wave of victims from the Christmas period to start searching for information shortly. Please help these new victims. Continue to contact other buyers for your item to warn them – we are observing new people fighting against the fake flash sellers! Reports increasing of viruses on fake flash memory items. Scan your device!
Posted in Advice, eBay, News | Tagged: Avoid Data Loss, Avoid Fakes eBay, Bad eBay Sellers, Consumer Education eBay, Consumer Protection False Flash Memory Chips, eBay Fraud, Fake Flash Memory Sold On Ebay, Memory Prices for Flash Memory, SOSFakeFlash | 4 Comments »
Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 30, 2009
If You left Positive Feed Back For A Fake Flash Memory Seller. Can You Change It? No, you can not. But you still have a voice! You are allowed to do follow up feedback! How?
Posted in Advice, Alerts, Battle Plan, eBay, Guilty, News | Tagged: Fake Usb Memory eBay, Follow Up Feedback On Ebay - Why It matters, How To Fight Fraud On Ebay - Having The Last Word, SOSFakeFlash, Stopping Fraud On eBay - Yes you can! | 15 Comments »
Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 27, 2009
Are you curious to know how Flash Memory Chips are altered to lie about their real capacity? Over 85% to 95% of all memory cards, MP3 MP4 Players and Usb flash drives sold on eBay are fake capacity.
Posted in eBay, Flash Drive Education, News, PayPal, Tools | Tagged: FakeFlashNews, FakeMemorySentinel, FixFakeFlash, FlashChipTech, FlashDriveFacts, How To Fake Memory Size, Reprogramming Nand Memory Chip Capacity, SOSFakeFlash | 469 Comments »
Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 30, 2009
SharpEdge is a victim of eBay fake flash seller, mememao9898 now known as 123456wowo123456 . You will find the communications between victim and fraudulent seller interesting. While mememao9898 stated that he would take up the issue with the supplier, mememao9898 continues to offer the items for sale. Read SharpEdge’s story to gain insight on dealing with your seller.
I thought I would let you know as I wanted it entered into the database as evidence and so that you can post an alert.
Also, I have had feedback from other user’s with similar issues and who I have advised about you’re website.
I asked for a replacement (tested BEFORE shipping) .
My email to seller:
Received item – thanks.
However, copied 9Gb of data but upon retrieving -corrupted.
Verified data as good ,re-copied but again, upon retrieval – corrupted.
Seems that after 4Gb – corrupts.
Checked with a recommended usb testing tool which verified that it’s only 3.8Gb storage capacity.
I would like to return the item for replacement.
Please supply full address for return and confirmation of you’re return policy.
Could you check the replacement and verify that it is 16Gb BEFORE sending.
We apologize to you for the quality of our product, we are checking it with the factory which signed the contract with us, and would investigate their responsibility.
We would take all the responsibility anyway!
So, in this case, we will refund your full money within 48HR, please check your paypal account. and we have left the positive feedback for you! Would you please ship the item back to us? So we can further investigate the problems of this item.
We will fully refund you the postage costs (as our goods with little profit,hope you choose don’t expensive shipping way,so we can afford it), please remark your Ebay ID with the item, so we can handle it ASAP.
There is ship address:
26B Jinghuige.Jingxin Grarden,
No.2002 Lianhua Road, Futian
Anytime you have questions, please contact us. we would do our best for you to satisfy you! Thank you for your kind understanding and support!
As you can see , no option but refund even though I asked for REPLACEMENT rather than refund.
My email to seller:
I see that the refund transaction is already progress.
I did not really want a refund but a replacement.
Anyway ….thanks .
I have been to the Post Office and the cheapest shipping/postage option available is at Â£6.19 (this is more than half of the cost of the device !!!).
Please let me know if you are willing to reimburse/credit and then I will send/ship the faulty/fake device.
Also, how will this be paid to me when you receive it ?
Please advise and I will send you authentication of post/shipping and tracking of the parcel.
Or better still, please send another replacement (checked and verified that it is definitely 16Gb and I will pay immediately – see my profile).
Thanks for your reply and your checking with the post office.
The postage cost in your palce is still too high to us.
If we get it back, lessing the post cost and our human resource cost, we could not get much back.
And we have got one other device which got the same problem as yours back already.
So, in this case, please keep it.
OUTCOME : REFUNDED and item smashed and disposed due to faulty and fake.
Also, I think the seller is trading under another ID : lingwawa98982009 as the picture and website profile display are similar – see item descriptions : 280392433245 & 280392433028.
The alert issued for 123456wowo123456 aka mememao9898: mememao9898 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China
Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 10, 2009
If you bought an MP Player or usb memory pen stick flash drive from an eBay seller known under the ids of getwowprice and greatwallseller you risk losing information! You may not be aware that you purchased a false capacity device. The advertised capacity was wrong!
The flash storage chips were digitally altered to lie about their real capacity and fool operating systems.
SOSFakeFlash on August 28, 2009 published: getwowprice aka greatwallseller Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – China
Currently known as getwowprice, eBay has suspended this id! getwowprice has been sent to eBay Fake Flash Prison. It is urgent you test immediately! File a claim with paypal. Do not delay.
Currently PayPal is harassing victims of this seller’s scam refusing to cooperate with refunds.
getwowprice aka greatwallseller is one of the worst cases of fraud on file with SOSFakeFlash. Using private auctions this seller frauded thousands of members.
Paypal is not happy. Think of the money they need to refund! Do not let them get away with it! Force them to honour their supposed “Buyer Protection”.
One victim got this email from PayPal.
“Thank you for contacting PayPal.
Hello, my name is Katherine. I hope you understand that it is against PayPal’s policy to retain both the funds and the item therefore we require proof that the item has been returned to the seller before we will issue the refund.
If you fail to provide tracking information within 10 working days the claim will be closed in the seller’s favor and we can only advice you to take this matter outside of PayPal.
Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We value what you have to say, and we know situations like this can be difficult. If you have more questions, visit our Help Center by clicking “Help” in the top right corner of any PayPal page.
PayPal Resolution Services
PayPal, an eBay Company”
This is the standard robotic stupidity paypal engages in . Do not be deceived by it. It is a silly template response. Please review PayPal How Long Do You Have To Claim For A Refund In Disputes? A Guide About PayPal From eBayer’s Experiences.
We advise you examine the telephone numbers available for PayPal: PayPal Telephone Numbers – Quick Reference Guide To Get A Human Responding Instead Of An Email Robot Try to get a human on the phone instead of a computer robot! Do not allow PayPal to make you a victim a second time. This seller’s fraud is amazing and PayPal enjoyed the fee’s.
getwowprice aka greatwallseller Addressing Information:
21A BZUO LUSHANDASHA
CHUNFENGLU LUOHUQU SHENZHEN
Buyers for getwowprice aka greatwallseller need to be warned. In using private auctions, you will not see an eBay item number. It is not needed. If you see ‘Private”, it is hiding a fake MP Player or usb flash drive sold.
If you found this article find at least 5 members who left positive feedback at random. Send them a message. Warn them! Do a good deed. Tell them to test and march their claim to PayPal immediately! You can only send up to 5 messages a day. Save another victim!
Did You Leave Positive Feedback For A Fake Flash Seller Of MP Players, Memory Cards Or USB Flash Drives Purchased On eBay?
Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 14, 2009
Did You Leave Positive Feedback For A Fake Flash Seller Of MP Players, Memory Cards Or USB Flash Drives Purchased On eBay? You are not alone!
Most people only give a quick inspection of their item, they don’t test the full advertised capacity. Afterall, who expected to receive a false capacity item in the first place? Never test by looking at what the operating system tells you about the size, that is the classic trap!
Fake items advertised at 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 120GB, 128GB, 240GB, 360GB, 500GB, 512GB have been digitally altered to lie about their real capacity. Test with H2testw.
You can add to your positive feedback, by doing “Follow Up FeedBack”! Let everyone know the truth!
By putting keywords such as “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” along with the real size and the word FAKE, you can warn others. Fake Flash Sellers hate it! Victims love it!
Don’t forget, if you are still in your claim window race off to PayPal and file a dispute against the seller to get your money back.