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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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Ebay Fake Memory Reading List 20090930

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 30, 2009

This is your short reading kit to help you with your eBay Fake Flash Seller.

All the information comes from previous victims who contributed to assist YOU the victims of the future! You will find all the information you need in this reference list.

Please make sure you report in for your eBay fake flash seller using the Report A Fake Tab.

Your evidence is important! We build the fake flash sellers list from people who report. It helps us to issue alert posts on the internet to help others. You should report in, even if an alert has been issued or the seller exists on a list, you can increase the count against a seller. If a seller has been suspended by eBay, the id “deregistered” you can still file a claim with paypal. If you advise us quickly we can still investigate and preserve the evidence.

Testing For Real Capacity Of Memory Storage Chips:

You can run a program to find out what the real size is of your MP Player, usb flash drive your memory card is. Please read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

It will explain about the program H2testw. It includes access to download links and a poll for you to vote on as to how useful the article was to you.

How you can help out:

To understand about Fake Flash Sellers Read:

A Victim’s insight: ebidetrade001 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – Hong Kong

Victim consumer education on nand flash storage chips:

Want to know the bid prices eBay victims paid for fake MP Players. Read: MP Players On Ebay – Current Prices For Cheap Fake 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32 GB SOSFakeFlash’s Report it includes Q2, 2009!

Important Reading:

PayPay Guide:


Checking A Sellers Negative And Neutral Feedback:

Use this tool:

type in your sellers name. Make a note of revised feedback. Those are eBay members who gave into to a fake flash seller in exchange for their money. This tool preserves their original comments before they caved in and allowed you to fall into the fake flash sellers net.

SOSFakeFlash does accept financial donations. If you found this tool useful, please make a small donation to – see their PayPal donate button.

eBay Fake Flash Seller Lists:

See the Category Negative FB Tool You will find the most recent lists in this category. We close a fake flash sellers list, usually every month and offer a new one. If you go through the archive of past lists, you can see our progress. You are the ones who really allow for that to happen by reporting in and fighting back.

Repairing Your Fake Flash Device:

Do you want to repair your fake flash memory item? Read: Should You Repair A Fake USB Flash (Pen) Drive?

Please vote on the polls for the article. We need to know your opinions and directions!

If you still wish to proceed, begin with a visit to and read the article on About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed to begin your journey.

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How can you help support our sites? SOSFakeFlash does not accept donations as we work for free. WordPress is a fabulous software. Did you know it was free? offers “Free” hosting. Yes, absolutely free! They have great technical support and do a beautiful job maintaining sites. They upgrade, enhance and improve things all the time!

If you found the information at SOSFakeFlash useful to you, please consider a small donation to WordPress:

We appreciate their software, innovation and hosting. If you like our work, please help to support They made it possible for us to provide you with the information you need!

Recruiting – SOSFakeFlash Needs Help:

Do you have any time to spare? We need new members and help! You can sign on for a short term of duty or a long one. Generally people play it by ear. This is a difficult fight. Current members are suffering from exhaustion, all because they are trying to help – YOU! If you are interested in helping, let us know. You can write to

We need people to warn others, to patrol eBay for potential fake flash listings for MP Players, memory cards and usb flash drives. We also need people who could translate some articles into foreign languages. You decide how you can help.

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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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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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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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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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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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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