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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

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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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.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 15, 2010

It’s no secret many consumers have been frauded with purchases of fake flash memory items on eBay and internet sites. Frequently buyers and resellers purchase with PayPal. Attempting to get a refund from PayPal has been a nightmare for some. Often buyers are ordered to return the items to the fake flash memory seller, or lose their claim. The problem is, for fake and counterfeit items, it is usually illegal to use the postal system to send or receive these items. All this is changing. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Trouble With A PayPal Claim? Filed A Dispute? Useful Information.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2009

So you filed a dispute against and eBay seller, are you having a hard time? PayPal usually only allows an eBay member to file a dispute within 45 days of purchase. Is that all the time you have? No.

If an eBay seller has engaged in fraud, PayPal has 180 days to raise an investigation against a seller. You need to understand that emails from PayPal come from emailing robots, not people. These computer programs do not understand your situation. They are only programmes, robots with no human intelligence. To get PayPal to listen to you, you might have to escalate to other email addresses or contact them by telephone.

SOSFakeFlash fights against eBay Fraud for mp3 mp4 players, memory cards and usb flash drives sold on eBay that are false capacity. These items have been altered to lie about their real capacity. Victims contact PayPal and file a dispute against a seller. Some receive speedy refunds, others do not. Those who are not refunded immediately, are assaulted by PayPal email robots.

What happens to these victims? Some give in, thinking that they are receiving email from a real person, instead of a robot. Others know better and fight the robots. It does not matter if you bought a fake flash memory item on eBay or something else. Read: PayPal How Long Do You Have To Claim For A Refund In Disputes? A Guide About PayPal From eBayer’s Experiences.

It contains information that will be useful to you, regardless of what you bought. The key to winning a dispute with PayPal, is refusing to give up, not taking “No” for an answer.

Don’t believe us? Read: PayPal Refunds Victim Of Fake – False Capacity USB Flash Drives Purchased On Ebay. 8 Month Battle Leads To Success.

There is no such thing as “No” – unless you chose to believe it. We know. If you are a victim of fraud on eBay and have filed a dispute with PayPal, don’t give up regardless of what you bought. You need to be prepared to fight back. Understand that PayPal emails come from computer robots, not from people. Never think that those emails rule. People who get their refunds have one thing in common – they refuse to be frauded and they hold PayPal accountable. Are you a person who fights for their rights? Persistence leads to success.

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How Do You Alter Flash Memory Chips To Lie About Their Real Capacity – Do You Want To Know More?

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.

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eBay Scam – Urgent! Did You Buy From getwowprice Also Known As greatwallseller?

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:

Chen Haijian


RescueEbayFakeFlashVictimsBuyers 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!

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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

LearningDid 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.

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PayPal Refunds Victim Of Fake – False Capacity USB Flash Drives Purchased On Ebay. 8 Month Battle Leads To Success.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 20, 2009

Ebay victim finally refunded for fake false capacity usb pen flash drives! Known at SOSFakeFlash under the nom de plume, “SuperMan“, it took an 8 month battle to receive refunds. Some people refuse to be frauded.

As SOSFakeFlash has always said, if you are selected for the “special treatment” from PayPal, get out your boxing gloves and climb into the Ring! “No” from PayPal does not necessarily mean no. It means, time for another round in the ring. Some people just give up. Others will not. Is it for the money? Generally it is more about the principal. Superman’s story shows endurance and determination. You can learn a lot from his final report to SOSFakeFlash. Read the rest of this entry »

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fengfeng_joy2008 Fraud – Conversations between THH And Fake Flash Seller On Fake 32GB Memory Cards. Tale of Denial, Bribery And Violation Of eBay’s Feedback Policies

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 19, 2009

fengfeng joy2008-32GbTHH is a eBay victim of eBay Fake Flash Seller, fengfeng_joy2008. fengfeng_joy2008 is connected to the infamous zjlee08 eBay id. THH bought a 32GB memory card.

THH wrote SOSFakeFlash to share his conversations and story of what it is like to interact with a fake flash seller on eBay.

THH remained polite and direct. For anyone attempting to dialogue with a fake flash seller of memory cards, usb flash drives or mp players in the Orient, this article will provide excellent teaching and insight.

Update July 24th, 2009. The eBay id fengfeng_joy2008 changed to happyyaoyao2009 as a result of this article, in an attempt to evade frauded buyers.

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Fraud eBay – MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives – Countries Impacted – Common Fake Capacity Sizes

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 10, 2009

You will find almost any size of fake capacity for mp players, usb flash cards and memory cards on ebay. SOSFakeFlash has investigated and confirmed: 512MB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 40GB, 64GB, 80GB, 120GB, 128GB. There are other sizes too, but buyers have not reported them – yet. You will find fakes in famous brand names and in generics.

The FrankenFlash Project is now in it’s 19th month of operation.

Objective? Clean up eBay. Promote global awareness for this sinister problem. Investigate and catch the fraudsters – not just on eBay only. Warn consumers. Force eBay and Paypal to step up to their responsiblities. eBay sellers of these devices are so skilled at manipulating eBay – they rule, eBay does not. Only recently will eBay suspend them if You the victim fight back and complain. You will be suprised at the number of countries we have on file.

Instead of a usual dry numbers report here is our summary and impressions:


eBayPayPal eBay and PayPal’s feelings toward eBay members

EBayOnFakeFlashAngels eBay members who try to warn others – eBay’s actions


You, the victim in action!


Fake Flash Reprogrammers


eBay Fake Flash sellers, the joy of greed and your pain.

We need more scouts patrolling eBay and rescuing fellow buyers with messages to test. Why? Have a look at the list of countries impacted!

Make a guess before you click to see if your country is on the list.

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Full Report Ebay 200804 – 200905 Counterfeit And Fake Memory Cards, MP Players, Flash Memory USB Pensticks Sold On eBay By Seller To Help You Recognize The Fakes

Posted by techchips on June 6, 2009

The new edition of the master report on eBay fake flash devices sold by seller now contains 13 months of data. Presented to you by the FrankenFlashProject this new report contains 390 sellers and 1,044 models, the majority with photos used at auction. Previously this report was referred to as the fake flash sellers mug shot report.

In the early months of the battle to rid eBay of these fraudsters, there was less emphasis on documenting and preserving all the fakes investigated. At the time, SOSFakeFlash and Ebayers Against Fake Flash Devices thought through effort and arm twisting eBay would finally wake up after fives years and address the issue. They did not.

Instead, they attempted to hound and persecute those who worked inside eBay addressing the issue and promoting awareness. Many found themselves suspended or locked out, but for each fake flash angel whose wings were singed another soon stepped forward.

As SOSFakeFlash kept investigating and publishing alerts, eBay began to suspend sellers. At first you might think this is postive, but it also gives eBay the ability to immediately remove all of the sellers listings current and previous; to prevent any further negative feedback from accumulating against a seller. As a result SOSFakeFlash documents in advance to ensure evidence remains and is preserved. While this creates a lot of additional overhead and work, it is necessary so that you might have the master report.

SOSFakeFlash’s Investigative Master Report of ebay fake flash sellers. Devices sold from April 2008 to May 2009.

This file is in pdf format. 2.1 MB is size. Contains 65 pages and is in colour.

You the eBay victims, have made this report possible. By reporting to us using the report a fake tab and by fake flash angel cells sending their contributions, together you build this list! It is something no one can deny. It also means people who have said there is a problem on eBay all these years were not making it up. It is real. Of course eBay already knows this, they just do not want the global public to find out. Get your report and review it for yourselves. What are your conclusions?

Continue to fight back. Contact fellow victims of your fake flash seller and rescue them. You will find some willing to join you if you show you are committed to having the seller REMOVED. If you look at the eBay Fake Flash Sellers List and review the current one you will see many fake flash sellers are under suspension. That is the power of YOU!

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PayPal Harassing eBay Members Filing Disputes Against eBay Sellers of Fake MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 5, 2009

SOSFakeFlash reports ebay members discovering mp players, memory cards or usb flash drives are fake – false capacity and file a dispute, are being harassed by PayPal. This is not new.

Over the last 15 months, SOSFakeFlash has observed PayPal use many different tactics to avoid living up to their promise of buyer protection. The latest tactic is to demand buyers submit documentation to support their claim the item is not “authentic”. What should you do? Read the rest of this entry »

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PayPal Telephone Numbers – eBay Fake Flash USB Flash Drives, MP Players Memory Cards

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 5, 2009

eBay buyers who file claims against sellers of fake usb flash memory sticks, MP Players and memory cards often find themselves drowned in email robotic responses that have the intellegence of a peanut.

This is because responses are cut from templates, no real intellgence is required. Contacting Paypal by telephone requires a person respond to you. The results can be varied but it is better than an email robot. You should explain the situation and not let the person brush you off or give you a story – demand escalation or that they contact a supervisor immediately you feel they are not helpful.

If you need to settle a claim, try to call. Use toll free numbers if you can. Eric has contributed telephone numbers he found for you to call and a link with more information.

Please use this post to leave additional telephone numbers in your country and also email addresses. Use other Paypal posts to leave comments on the status of your cases. Let’s try and build a complete reference list to assist eBay fake flash victims around the world.


Here is a link to all sorts of PayPal phone numbers and contact information (there is more info for U.K. and Australia on the page but I just posted the North American #s):

PayPal Phone Numbers: America & Canada

1-402-935-2050 (Toll Number)
1-888-215-5506 (Toll Free Number)
1-888-221-1161 (Toll Free Number)
1-408-376-7400 (Toll Number)
1-650-864-8000 (Toll Number)
1-402-935-2284 (Toll Number — Banking and Check Issues)
1-402-935-2212 (Toll Number — ACH Processing & Check Services)
1-402-935-2255 (Toll Number — Account Review Department)
1-402-935-2257 (Toll Number — Account Review Department)
1-402-935-2223 (Toll Number — PayPal Compliance)
1-402-935-2250 (Toll Number — PayPal Compliance)
1-402-935-2000 (Toll Number — Customer Service Department)
1-402-935-2007 (Toll Number — Customer Service Department)
1-402-935-5181 (Toll Number — Debit Card Services)
1-402-935-2116 (Toll Number — Escalations Department)
1-402-935-2129 (Toll Number — Escalations Department)
1-402-935-2238 (Toll Number — Management, Escalations Department)
1-402-935-2239 (Toll Number — Fraud Prevention Department)
1-402-935-2251 (Toll Number — Manager, Resolutions Department)
1-650-251-1101 (Toll FAX Number — Never Fax w/o a Case Number!)
1-408-376-7514 (Toll FAX Number — Never Fax w/o a Case Number!)
1-402-537-5755 (Toll FAX Number — PayPal Chargeback Department)
1-402-938-2337 (Toll FAX Number — Compliance Department)
1- 303-395-2802 (Toll FAX Number — Compliance Department)

BTW the people who answered my calls at PayPal were both based in the USA … and as I mentioned they were both very polite and helpful … but of course not everyone may have had the same experience.

Additional Reading:

If you have more telephone numbers or email addresses, please leave them in comments on this post.

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Unpaid Item Strike eBay – What To Do When A Fake Flash Seller Gets Vindictive

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 1, 2009

You bought a fake MP Player, usb flash drive or memory card and discovered the Truth. You dragged the fake flash seller to the PayPal dispute console and forced him to return your money. Your money is refunded, then suddenly you find an unpaid item strike against you from eBay. What is going on? What should you do? Read the rest of this entry »

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PayPal Demands Aids Criminal Activity – Danger! eBay Refunds For Fake Flash USB drives – Fake MP Players – Fake Memory Cards

Posted by KittyFireFlash on May 11, 2009

eBay and Paypal orders victims of fake flash purchases to return the crime to the criminals as a condition of refund. What happens? When victims of fake flash purchases on are ordered to return the items, SOSFakeFlash considers it aiding and abeiting criminals and sheltering them to continue in their black market activity. Selling fake MP Players, fake usb flash drives and fake memory cards is big business on eBay and has harmed many with data loss. In forcing members to return items as a condition of refund both ebay and PayPal participate in the crime, they force members to violate the laws found in most countries that prohibit using the local postal system to send or receive fake and counterfeit goods. Some eBay members are not aware of this. Others are but because eBay and PayPal refuse to listen and as they have suffered a serious financial loss attempt to examine the possibility of returning the items. What happens to eBay members when then return the items? Do they get a refund? What are the challenges many eBayers face when they try determine where to send the items back?

A recent case involving eBay Seller worldshiping12699 and eBay Buyer BarryX is presented to demonstrate the problems.

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PayPal Orders You To Return Fake MP Players, Fake MP Players , Fake USB Flash Drives, Fake Memory Cards To Get A Refund? Think Again!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 28, 2009

Are you thinking of obeying PayPals demands to return fake MP Players, Memory Cards or usb flash drives purchased on eBay from a fake flash seller to get a refund? SOSFakeFlash has published many articles on why you should not. We think you should read the latest article just published by FakeFlashNews.

eBay Refunds For Fake Flash USB drives – Returning For Refunds. How Many Addresses Do Fake Flash Sellers Have – A Buyer’s Confusion

After reading it please consult PayPal How Long Do You Have To Claim For A Refund In Disputes? A Guide About PayPal From eBayer’s Experiences. and read all the helpful articles published in that guide to assist victims of fake flash purchases on eBay!

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PayPal How Long Do You Have To Claim For A Refund In Disputes? A Guide About PayPal From eBayer’s Experiences.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 22, 2009

Many people wonder how long they have to claim for a refund against a seller on eBay with PayPal. Can you reopen a claim if it has been closed on you by Paypal? How long is the investigation window by PayPal if enough claims come in? For victims of fake MP Players, Memory Cards and Usb Flash drives purchased on eBay – this is really important. SOSFakeFlash has put together a collection of articles – Guide to assist you. The information is not only useful to victims of fake flash acquistion on eBay, it is useful to anyone struggling with a claim against a seller. The information is based on 10 months of study and assisting victims.

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SOSFakeFlash Message to eBay And PayPal on Fraud for MP Players Memory Cards And USB Flash Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 10, 2009

At our “report a fake” Tabs – we begin with a reminder to you both and to eBayers of recent lawsuits against you. It was a warning. It was also to educate people that you been brought to task before. We said:

Any company who had been involved directly or indirectly with a transaction involving fake flash – ie counterfeit goods is liable and responsible – if they chose not to respond to the situation or take the warnings issued by customers seriously. To ignore the issue is to condone it.

You both have had opportunity to address the situation. You chose not too. So we turned up the heat. Exactly what temperature do you need before you choose to address the situation and also to come clean before the public?

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