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eBay. Why Do People Bid And Buy 256GB USB Leather Pen Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drives With Free Shipping? The Scam For 16 32 64 128 256 GB Fake Capacity.

Posted by DragonDakel on March 28, 2011

USB leather flash drives, eBay members bid and buy, bid and buy. Sadly anyone who buys it at an advertised capacity of more than 4GB is asking for trouble. Fraud is waiting. False capacity is waiting – hacked memory. Yet, despite many warnings from FrankenFlash Project sites, members on eBay rush to buy one, often several at a time.

Can anyone tell us why?

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Even FakeFlashNews recently issued a warning:

Danger! Do Not Buy USB Leather Pen Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drives On eBay! Fake Capacity Sold 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB.

Still, people rush to buy them.

One of us has a glass jar filled with these hacked leather usb flash drives. A reminder of a stupid mistake made years ago on eBay. It’s a good motivator to keep pounding on the keyboard.

Did you bid for one on eBay? If you did and so far not paid for it, cancel the sale and transaction immediately. Report the seller to eBay.

If you want to see what they really look like inside read this:

Proving A Fake USB Flash Memory Pen Drive Stick Pen To Be False Capacity – A Visual Example – Guide Made Easy

If you paid and tested the capacity, or opened it up to decode the flash memory storage chip, make sure you file a dispute to get your money back. Warn other people too.

At FakeMemorySentinel we are issuing warnings on any eBay seller who lists them at advertised capacity of more than 8 GB. They do exist at 16GB at internet sites outside of eBay. However, they are sold by reputable companies, they “Logo” them – emboss with your companies name or promotion and they are not cheap.

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Fake MP Players On Ebay – 8GB 16GB Tidal Wave Of False Capacity – What Can You Do?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 26, 2009

Fake MP Players are the lastest plague to hit eBay. Harder for Buyers to spot before they leave postive feedback. Why? A 16GB false capacity MP player that turns out to be only 2GB can hold as many as 500 songs. It takes time to load. Most buyers of MP Players just use technology and are not techie. They fall for the “opphs a defective item” song sung by the fake flash seller. The lure of “free shipping” is one of the strongest pulls to end up in the fake flash pit. It appears that eBay fake flash sellers in Hong Kong and China know this so well – they have studied their buyer audience carefully. Here is advice – a Guide from SOSFakeFlash.

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eBay Fake Flash Plague How Many Countries Have Been Impacted By Fake Flash Memory Cards – USB Drives – MP Players?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 3, 2009

eBay is one of the major distribution conduits on a global scale for fake (false capacity) flash memory cards, usb drives and MP Players. It has been for quiet a few years. The damage in data loss, financial loss and personal trauma to eBay members can not fully measured. Only eBay has the data, or so they would like to think.

The FrankenFlash Project is releasing in this article the countries and tallies reported for an eight month period. But first a little background on how it all started…

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SOSFakeFlash News 20081231

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 31, 2008

  1. New Fake Flash Sellers list will be published within three days.
  2. New Alerts on recently identified eBay Fake Flash Sellers will be released shortly – we are still receiving data and thank everyone for reporting sellers. New ones are being identified!
  3. The eBay Fake Flash Seller Mug Shot report covering 6 months of investigation will be generated and released for download in PDF file format within the week.  It identified a seller, all the models on file confirmed fake and how many are on file for a model.
  4. New is a Fake Flash Seller eBay catologue.  This will not only list investigated fakes but also all the other models sold we have on file. You will be astonished at the similarities across sellers!

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chaiching28 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 19, 2008

chaiching28 seller is an eBay seller of Counterfeit usb flash drives and MP Players. Operating from Hong Kong this seller has sold 1000’s of flash usb pendrives On October 2nd we had only one model investigated usb flash drive on file. As of December 18th, 2008 we now have six and an MP Player too! Please see this collection.

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mdongdisk119 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 18, 2008

mdongdisk119 is an eBay Fake Flash drive seller. Based in China, mdongdisk119 has unleashed a plague of reprogrammed counterfeit usb flash drives on the global. More than 1100+ fakes have been sold so far – there are many victims about to suffer the consequences of data loss. Raking in a profit of more than £10730 so far, this seller demands buyers leave positive feedback as a condition of refund.

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xiangxiang852 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 3, 2008

xiangxiang852 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit memory cards. Based in Hong Kong xiangxiang852 sold 16 SD SDHC Cards advertised with and samsung HC CHIP. If you bought a memory card from this seller, please do not use to take photographs or you will lose your pictures.

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mylove9898168 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Deregistered – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2008

mylove9898168 was a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay, selling 4 different 16GB models of the classic traditional fake. Based in China this seller sold 1000’s of drives. As negative feedback poured in this seller deregistered from eBay on November 19th, 2008. If you bought a drive from mylove9898168, you are at risk of data loss once you exceed the real capacity of the drive. You should not store any data on the drive until you have tested and can confirm you received the advertised capacity. You still can claim with PayPal against a seller who tries to run with his fake flash profits.

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haoyunbeijing-2008 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2008

haoyunbeijing-2008 was an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in China, haoyunbeijing-2008 sold over 1500+ flash usb pen drives in the 16GB capacity range. This seller deregistered from eBay on November 7th, 2008, earning earning £19000 in fake flash sales. over If you bought a flash drive from this seller, do not store any data on the drive until you can confirm you have the advertised capacity. To claim with PayPal, you must enter your dispute immediately.

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henseller Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2008

henseller is a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay. Based in Hong Hong this seller is unloading a fake flash plague of over 40 listings daily for 16GB usb pendrives! These counterfeit 16GB drives sold for as low as $14 dollars – much below the cost of 2x 8GB flash chips manufacturing cost, a dead give away. Sellers don’t sell to lose money in such volume. There is a panic starting for fake flash sellers in the Orient. They are aware that an organization now exists to combat and report on the fraud. As a result they are attempting to dump drives as quickly as they can. There is also pressure as the prices of true capacity drives start to drop. If you bought a drive from this seller – please test for the true capacity of your drive immediately. To see the negative feedback…

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piao_yang16888 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2008

piao_yang16888 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in China, piao_yang16888 has sold over 750 pen drives with 11 different listings for 16GB advertised size. If you have purchased a flash usb drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss.

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xiaoyong_77 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 1, 2008

xiaoyong_77 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in China, xiaoyong_77 offers 16GB pendrives and an 8GB memory card. xiaoyong_77 has sold over 700+, with over 50 listings daily, enticing with “Free Shipping“. If you have bought a flash usb pen drive from xiaoyong_77 you are at risk of data loss as the flash chip has been digitally altered to report a capacity much larger than the flash drive actually is in size.

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orientcurio999 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

orientcurio999 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in china this fake flash drive seller has sold hundreds of pen drives. They are generally offered as buy now. Like mylove9898168, this seller mixes inexpensive jewelry products to create a good score. SOSFakeFlash has 14 list models on file for 16GB flash pen drives. The quantity available per listing in “Buy Now” Per listing is frightening. The photo’s of the drives mirror those available on SOSFakeFlash’s Mug Shot Report. It has not been confirmed but suspected that fake flash sellers on eBay who have been forced to deregister or have been suspended may be rerouting their fake flash pen drives to this eBay Seller’s store. Huddling collectively to continue selling their fake flash wares.

If you have bought a flash drive from orientcurio999 you are at risk of data loss.

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best2you886 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

best2you886 is a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay. Based in Hong Kong, this seller flooded ebay with 60 listings daily for fake 16GB Pendrives between October 7th and November 20th 2008. If you bought a flash drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss. SOSFakeFlash advises you test your drive for true capacity immediately.

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icesandy9995 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

icesandy9995 was an eBay Fake Flash drive seller. Based in Hong Kong he sold 16GB counterfeit USB Flash drives. He deregistered from eBay on October 19th, 2008 to avoid further negative feedback. If you bought a usb flash drive from this seller you are at risk of data loss.

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nicetransactions168 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

nicetransactions168 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit flash drives. Based in China, there is nothing “Nice” about the fake flash plague this seller has unleashed on the Global Public. On October 14th, 2008 this seller degistered, after having sold 1000’s of fake flash drives. If you bought from this seller you are at risk of data loss.

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sell.and.the.city Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Deregistered – Hong Kong

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 30, 2008

sell.and.the.city was a seller of counterfeit flash drives on eBay and has deregistered from eBay. Based in Hong Kong this fake flash seller listed 14 different models 16GB and 32GB advertised capacity. Approximately 230+ fake flash drives were sold.

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green_world9898 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 29, 2008

green_world9898 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit Flash USB drives. Based in China this seller sold over 645+ fake flash drives before switching to running shoes on November 15th, 2008. green_world9898 may be needing running shoes shortly as an angry mob of eBay members with false capacity flash drives start filing disputes with PayPal. This seller is currently not listing. If you bought a flash drive from green_world9898 do not use the drive until you can confirm you have the true capacity advertised. If you received a digitally altered drive you are at risk of data loss.

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