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SharpEdge’s Communications With mememao9898 eBay Fake Flash Memory USB Penstick Seller

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.

SharpEdge said:

I asked for a replacement (tested BEFORE shipping) .

My email to seller:

Dear mememao9898,

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.


– SharpEdge

Seller’s response:

Dear SharpEdge,

Dear friend,
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
ShenZhen Guangdong

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!
Best Regards!

– mememao9898

SharpEdge observed:

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 £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).

– SharpEdge

Sellers response:

Dear SharpEdge,

Dear friend,

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.


– mememao9898

SharpEdge Action:

OUTCOME : REFUNDED and item smashed and disposed due to faulty and fake.

SharpEdge suspicions:

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


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FAKE 16GB 32GB 64GB – Conversations Between A Fake Flash Seller and A Victim – The Truth About the Scam Exposed

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 5, 2009

Why are fake usb pen sticks, MP players and memory cards sold on eBay? The false capacity ranging from 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 60GB 64GB 120GB 240GB 260GB 360GB to 500GB sizes.

One size is advertised but the true size is much smaller! You buy a 16GB MP player but only get 2GB or 4GB of storage. You buy a 16GB usb flash drive and get 1GB or 2GB of storage, maybe 4GB if you are lucky. You buy a 16GB memory card and only get 2GB or 4GB. When it comes to usb flash drives and memory cards, the digital alteration of the controller flash chip is deadly – you lose your data! Do the ebay sellers know what they are doing? Is there a reason?

Recently SOSFakeFlash asked for stories, experiences. We received one, an explicit conversation between a fake flash seller and a buyer victim. It dates to the summer of 2008 and nothing since has changed. It is published exactly as received. It might be long but if you want answers start reading! Read the rest of this entry »

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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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