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DGM Refunded – Victim of dingdingstore11 eBay Fake Memory Seller. Warned By Fellow eBay Member.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 21, 2009

DGM a victim of dingdingstore11 left positive feedback for this fake flash seller. He was warned by another eBay member.

DGM wrote to SOSFakeFlash:

Hello,

I purchased a 16gb flash card in august from dingdingstore11 on ebay.
Sure enough, the card was fake – I was alerted to the fact by another
person on ebay, who mentioned your website.

I already had left positive feedback, so the seller never responded.

I went straight to my bank and filed a credit card dispute. In the
reason I wrote that “I received the wrong merchandise” and “I am unable
to contact the seller for an exchange”.

My bank asked me to provide all the data from paypal etc, which I did
and I also explained that I got sent a 1.7gb card instead of a 16gb
card, that I bought.

Two weeks later after filing the dispute etc, my bank reversed the
transaction. Paypal did not put my account into negative either.

Regards,
DGM

DGM was rescued, because someone took the time to send him a warning message. On June 23, 2009, SOSFakeFlash issued: dingdingstore11 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

DGM tested and began his battle to get a refund, his contribution to the fight against this fraud. Everyone who persists to be refunded is helping the cause. Anyone who takes the time to warn other eBay members for “known Fake Flash Sellers” helps to fight the issue, potentially saves people from data loss, awakens them to the fraud and empowers them to join the fight by pursuing a refund!

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Stephen And eBay Fake Memory Seller Hjstore – A Short Conversation

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 12, 2009

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

Stephen’s eBay Buying Experience:

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

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

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

Stephen To Hjstore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you very much.

HJStore To Stephen

Dear friend,

I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

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

I don’t know why the problem happens.

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

Or could you please return it for a full refund?

Please accept my sincere apologies.

Best Regards

HJ^

Stephen To HJStore

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

Paypal to Stephen

A Refund was issued.

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

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

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

HJStore’s Testing

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

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

Do not fall for any tall tales HJStore might tell.

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

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

Never underestimate the value of a warning listing on eBay.

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SOSFakeFlash News 20090712 – Fake 32GB Memory Cards On eBay – Massive Fraud!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 13, 2009

Warning! Stay away from purchasing any Transcend memory cards on eBay. Especially any 32GB capacity. SOSFakeFlash has discovered a serious outbreak, a new plague in counterfeits and false capacity for Transcend memory cards. Do your homework! You are not going to get a genuine item or true capacity at $10 US to $75 US in 32GB size! Research the prices for memory cards. It is escalating on eBay! The number of people frauded are in the thousands. Dangerous sellers for fake memory cards in 32GB are: Read the rest of this entry »

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silviajune eBay Seller – Warning. Report To SOSFakeFlash Immediately!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 4, 2009

SOSFakeFlash usually publishes internet alerts on investigated fake flash sellers on ebay. The problem with fake 16GB usb flash drives is escalating! See: Escalation In False Capacity USB Fake Memory eBay! SOSFakeFlash News July 3rd, 2009

With the assistance of ebay victims SOSFakeFlash publishes consumer alerts. As a result eBay sellers who engage in fraud, soon receive suspensions on eBay. Unfortunately the moment they are shut down, they simply pull a new Id from their arsenal. Sellers of fake usb flash drives, prepare. They know that an organization is after them and is trying to prevent such sales on eBay.

Their solution? Simply switch to a new id, and continue. Is it any wonder why the problem of false capacity nand based flash drives continues on eBay and why the issue is over 5 years old? Millions of dollars have been made in this fraud on eBay and it will just continue. Unless….

Because of the the escalation and as eBay refuses to address the issue, SOSFakeFlash has no alternative but to take a more aggressive approach. It is the only way to reduce the number of victims. In issuing an alert on seller ssilviajune, you can consider this a preemptive strike.

We ask eBay members to contact anyone who has purchased a usb flash drive from silviajune. Ask members who leave positive feedback to test immediately! See H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

If they confirm they received a fake usb flash drive, ask them to use the report a fake tab and send in their results – immediately so that SOSFakeFlash can issue a “Formal” internet alert against silviajune. The very fact that we dare to issue this warning must tell you something. We are not foolish and have an established reputation. These are the usb flash drives offered by the eBay seller known under the id of silviajune.

We invite you to research our site. Where have you seen internet alerts before? Which seller id’s?

2628 2627 2626
2625 2624

StopEbayFakeFlashSellersAs always, make sure you send in the addresses. It is how we build connections between seller id’s. Currently the bid prices are generally below $20 US. This means but one thing, a fabulous price for 16GB = a fabulous fake. At the moment, these fake usb flash drives are in transit to the pending victims. Please patrol silviajune’s feedback and immediately contact any buyer for these flash drives. Have them do immediate follow up feedback indicating the truth. In doing this, it will be possible to shut this id down more quickly and reduce the number of buyers who are likely to become victims.

We await your detective work to determine which previous alerts match the models being offered! Let’s try and stop thes seller is before he has a chance to make a lot of money. Send a clear message that you, the eBay member refuse to tolerate fraud!

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Escalation In False Capacity USB Fake Memory eBay! SOSFakeFlash News July 3rd, 2009

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 3, 2009

EbayFakeFlashSellersEveryWhereWarning to all eBayer members. There is a serious escalation in fake flash usb drives being offered by eBay sellers in the Orient.

SOSFakeFlash with your assistance managed to have many sellers suspended. Their sentence in eBay fake flash prison ended, they are back with a vengeance.

New seller id’s have appeared. Old sellers, having recently been shut down are using their stock of id’s prepared long in advance. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Website Site Joining The FrankenFlash Project Soon – Scams MP Players – USB Flash Drives – Memory Cards

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 20, 2009

The FrankenFlash Project has a new site that will be joining the project very soon. FLASHDRIVEFACTS at http://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/ will address consumer education on the subject of flash technology for MP Players, USB Flash Drives and Memory Cards. Chaired by Flashchiptutor, it will expose counterfeit and fake items available on the international market.

Why is there a need for a new site? How can you help?

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