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Danger! Beware Of Fraud For Memorette Micro SD/SDHC Cards Sold On eBay!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 12, 2011

Memorette, a Korean company, is the lastest brand name to be counterfeited for flash memory cards on eBay. Many listings Memorette are fake capacity.

Read: Counterfeit Memorette Micro SD/SDHC Cards Fakes. 32GB 32Go Class 10

Currently the Memorette Micro SD/SDHC Cards Class 10 sold on eBay are the target for fraudulent sellers who scam buyers.


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Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.

Posted by techchips on March 10, 2010

Kingston Technologies, an innovator in flash memory technology is under attack. The first company to release a 256GB usb flash drive, counterfeiters are hot on their heels to cash in on their respected brand name.

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SOSFakeFlash Announces Dragon Dakel’s Watchdog for Fake Flash Memory – MPx Players, Memory Cards, USB Pensticks. FakeMemorySentinel Joins The FrankenFlash Project.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 19, 2010

Dragon Dakel’s Watchdog FakeMemorySentinel is now online.

This is a new site joining the project. It is different from SOSFakeFlash. To know why read their About. FakeMemorySentinel is a new warning system being developed at the request of frauded buyers. Early detection, rapid response. The war against fake flash memory products has moved to a new level.

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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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Corsair Confirms That eBay Is A Source For Counterfeit Non Genuine USB Flash Drive Purchases

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 9, 2009

Corsair usb flash drives are being counterfeited. They are seen on eBay for sale. FlashDriveFacts just published: Corsair USB Flash Drives – Buying And Selling – A Guide.

Corsair now has to warn people too. SOSFakeFlash is already aware of the problem. Victims have reported in for their purchases from eBay. One even created a website to document the eBay transaction and disassembled the fake for everyone to see.

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Kingston Technologies – How To Verify Capacity Offered By Product Line For USB Flash Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

Do you want to find out what the real capacity sizes are for usb flash drives manufactured by Kingston Technologies. It is easy with their feature for searching their consumer usb flash drive products. You can select the capacity and see which product lines offer the desired capacity. It is a great search consulting tool and part of Kingston’s effort to combat those who would like to sell cheap imitations of their products or try to super boost older models to report wild unrealistic capacity sizes to operating systems. To consumers these are known as counterfeits and fakes!

Almost all major brand names are currently under attack from counterfeiters. Two companies, Kingston and Sony are fighting back. Kingston is applying additional effort to aid consumers world wide. They have a serial verification site and now have improved their search feature to show what are the capacity sizes they manufactured for a particular product line. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Did Get Reported As A Seller Of Counterfeit Kingston USB Flash Drives?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 13, 2009

Victims of false capacity usb flash drives search the internet for information and help. Google searches have sponsored links to help pay for providing you with a free internet search service. The website used the sponsored links service to rise high in searches.

SOSFakeFlash has been busy promoting awareness on an outbreak of fake Kingston DT150 USB Flash drives currently flooding into eBay with alarming speed. So when victims search the internet using google and typing in DT150 this is what came up.


You will clearly see the SOSFakeFlash warning post. On the lower right was kingstonusbcf’s ad. In additional random searches depending on the country zone of google this appeared.


kingstonusbcf was at the top of the paid sponsorship list. This would be great if you were selling genuine usb flash drives. There is nothing better to heard buyers away from eBay to another site than a fake flash warning. However, if you are an internet seller of false capacity and your victims are searching for information about you or the model they purchased, this is the last thing you want -to be paired with warning about fakes.

kingstonusbcf even appeared inside of SOSFakeFlash. This site is hosted free and occasional ad’s are inserted discretely and tastefully on occasion by wordpress to help fund the site.


Imagine the irony here. kingstonusbcf near the article of a “converstion between a fake flash seller and a victim”. This was quiet unexpected.

On the internet, Kingston, FlashDriveFacts, FakeFlashNews and SOSFakeFlash came up together along with kingstonusbcf.


All would have been fine, if kingstonusbcf was selling true capacity Kingston usb flash drives. In fact kingstonusbcf would do well. Unfortunately this seller’s victims were looking for information on him and the problem. Precisely the goal of the FrankenFlash Project – to help consumers who have been frauded or are confused as to why their flash based device is not working as advertised.

Honest sellers will do well from information like this, fraudster will NOT! kingstonusbcf was found out.

Read The Facts: Said To Sell Counterfeit Kingston Flash Drives

even Kingston reported this seller was known as a site to sell counterfeits.

The only way to stop this fraud and prevent people from losing data to false capacity usb flash drives is to work together – to report these sellers and promote consumer awareness on a global scale. That is the goal of the FrankenFlash Project.

You make the difference.

Reference information can be found at this site trying collect and catalogue fake flash devices, especially for counterfeits,

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16GB Fake Counterfeit NoName Brand USB Flash Drives – A Classic Collection

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 25, 2009

You can buy fake capacity usb flash drives cheap from internet wholesalers in the Orient. Price points to suit everyone. A classic collection of fakes in no name brand is being presented for your inspection. The FrankenFlash Project has studied the problem for one year. SOSFakeflash has battled fake flash sellers on eBay along with eBayers Against False Capacity Devices . The war on eBay against fake MP Players, USB Flash drives and memory cards rages on. We have an interesting collection to show you.  Would you like to see it? Read the rest of this entry »

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A Shopping Trip Wholesale Prices For Fake Sony Kingston Counterfeit USB Flash Drives 16GB 32GB 64Gb 120GB 240GB 360GB 500GB

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 23, 2009

Why do eBay members and internet shoppers end up buying fake counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler and Sony MicroVault usb flash drives? Whose fault is it? The buyer? The reseller? The Wholesaler? The black market profiteer who has the flash chips reprogrammed to lie about their real size? It is obvious that the black market profiteer knows what he is doing. Almost all wholesalers do as well. Some resellers know, but quiet a few do not. Buyers are not aware and they pay the price. We have a little shopping trip for you, interested? Read the rest of this entry »

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Confirmed – Counterfeit Kingston DT150 32GB DataTraveler Ring eBay Sellers minggege99, abestpartner0, and niuren2008

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 12, 2009

eBay members, victims of the seller ids: minggege99, abestpartner0, and niuren2008 have suspected same person was involved in the trafficking in these Counterfeit Kingston DT150 32GB usb flash drives recently flooding eBay. Over 4600+ units were sold and over £80,000 of listing sales on eBay!

eBay has removed all evidence of listings and deregistered the seller ids. PayPal is trying to evade responsibilty in refunding buyers. SOSFakeFlash finds nothing new there. Both must be very worried about hearing from Kingston Technologies for allowing these items to be sold on eBay. Many eBay members contacted Kingston and all were told the items they purchased were counterfeits.

Who is the seller or distributor? Reported by victims, one: Read the rest of this entry »

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32GB Kingston DT150 32GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive Counterfeits eBay Scandal – Wholesale Costs For Counterfeits

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 9, 2009

You can buy counterfeit 32GB Kingston DT150 32GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drives on internet wholesale sites in the orient for as little as $14 US. Imagine your reselling profits until you get caught! Police and Buyers knocking on your door. Here is a perfect example of upgrading – read – digitally altering a small flash drive to appear bigger to an operating system – see the listing below.

Recently three eBay sellers: minggege99, nuiren2008, abestpartner0 together sold over 4,500 units on eBay. eBay members reported them to SOSFakeFlash. Soon internet alerts were published and negatives poured in. The FrankenFlash Project websites went to work. All three sellers are now toast. Angry buyers are storming PayPal demanding FULL Refunds. With over 4,500 fakes sold you can imagine what this means for PayPal and the dispute console – it is sizzling.

Do not buy this usb flash drive on eBay. Do not buy it at internet wholesalers in the orient – especially if you plan to resell. The profit margin for selling genuine usb flash drives is small. Sorry but large retail chains do not have a large mark up – they make their profit in moving volume not per item. If you are an eBay seller you could probably make more profit baking and selling cookies at a local fund raiser than from selling genuine usb flash drives. Not convinced? Visit Flash Drive Facts and start reading on the subject.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.




If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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BEWARE of FAKE 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB USB Flash Drives – The Most Famous And Oldest Fake Still Sold On eBay And Internet Sites

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 9, 2009

Would you like to see the oldest and still very popular fake usb flash drive sold on eBay and available at internet wholesaler sites in China? This drive normally doesn’t have a genuine flash drive capacity more than 2GB but it has been reprogrammed to false capacity sizes as high as 64GB!

All visitors need to see this usb flash drive!  Why?  Read on!

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Kingston DataTraveler Retail Costs – Colour Coding To Spot Fakes And Counterfeits – A Guide

Posted by KittyFireFlash on April 3, 2009

What are the average costs for Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives – the DTI/2GB DTI/4GB DTI/8GB DTI/16GB models? These older usb flash drives are currently the target of counterfeiters in the orient. They use and or produce flash drives that look like the originals with a serious different and intent! Victims of fake flash purchases on internet sites and eBay learn very painfully what that difference is. These small capacity flash drives have been magically transformed into super sized capacity! Yes, they suddenly become 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 120GB, 128GB, 240GB and 360GB capacity according to operating systems. They are dangerous to use. Data loss results the moment you exceed the true capacity of the flash drive chip. Counterfeiters call this upgrading – the rest of the world refers to these usb flash drives as fakes. Those who work in the FrankenFlash project call them? You guessed it – FrankenFlash!

FlashDriveFacts at is releasing a series of articles on Kingston fakes and counterfeits starting on April 4th, 2009.

Previously they covered the Sony MicroVault fakes. The next series is for the Kingston DataTraveler.

It is important that people know the current retail prices for the genuine models in the Kingston DataTraveler series. It will explain how victims of counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives, get such amazingly low prices. The sad truth is they simply paid about 30% more than the real drive size retail to own a fake. Unfortunately the larger the “advertised size” the more they end up paying. In some cases, astonishing prices.

According to SOSFakeFlash, not only are victims in Europe and North America, but there appears to be a very heavy traffic for these counterfeits in India. Consumers in India are not strangers to fakes and counterfeits, that is why they chose the Kingston brand in the first place – to avoid it!

FlashChipTutor decided to visit Kingston’s website and do a shopping trip. At Kingston you can search for models and then ask where you can buy them. Here are the retail prices FlashChipTutor found for March 20th, 2009 in US Dollars.

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Beware! Want to Buy or Sell Sony MicroVault USB Flash Drives? Be Careful.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 26, 2009

Consumers interested in purchasing Sony Micro Vault Flash drives or those interested in buying them wholesale from China and Hong Kong need to exercise care! Those looking for cheap bargains will find themselves with counterfeits – fakes as they are commonly known. These are false capacity usb flash drives that have been reprogrammed to report a size larger than the physical flash drive chip. They cause data loss. They are sold insanely cheap and insanely expensive. There is a price point designed for every scenario. If you are NOT careful and you are trying to pay unreasonable prices, there is only one thing that will happen – you will become a fake flash victim!

To promote awareness FlashChipTutor at FlashDriveFacts has published a series of articles you should read:

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New Site FlashDriveFacts Launched To Promote Consumer Awareness About MP Players – USB Flash Drives – Memory Cards

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 21, 2009

To educate the global public on MP Players, USB Flash Drives and Memory Cards the FrankenFlash Project has launched a new site – ahead of schedule.

Recent work by eBay Fake Flash Angels is outreach campaigns to eBay Sellers revealed that most had purchased their fake and counterfeit flash devices from internet sites in Hong Kong and China. Most sellers after having been convinced to test withdrew their listings. In investigating these sites, it was clear that the source of these items pouring into eBay came from this region. Something had to be done!

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