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eBay Update Fake Flash Memory July 30 2010 – SOSFakeFlash

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 30, 2010

eBay is currently running around zapping fake flash memory sellers who list brand name items from Sandisk, Sony and Kingston Technologies. Frauded buyers have got them off their lazy duff! Suspend, suspend! Remove listings, vacumn away evidence of wrong doing. When eBay suspends a seller they get to remove the listings you bid on. Did you know that? The FakeFlashSentinel team is in overload just trying to keep up!

eBay don’t have a lot of choice, you might be a frauded buyer but they are more scared of brand names. Is this fair? You the buyer, didn’t matter very much for over 8 years. We at SOSFakeFlash and the other FrankenFlash project sites have been turning up the heat, so they don’t dare ignore us or you any longer. In fact, it appears that eBay is refunding buyers of fake flash usb drives, mp players and memory cards with amazing speed. This is a serious change. Can you guess why?

The fraudulent sellers in Asia are getting the message too. eBay seems to have a few people on patrol for young eBay id’s. So they are reading and learning from SOSFakeFlash? About time!

If you don’t know, it is easy to reprogramme the reported size of flash memory. While 128 GB and 256 GB are the hot capacity sizes, sellers who offer them are being shut down fast, if the prices are unrealistic for for the flash memory chips.

To stay under the radar and avoid the cross hairs of eBay a lot of eBay sellers are scaling back, that is, reprogamming the fakes to appear 16GB and 32GB. Okay, so they don’t make as much money but they need to stay in business.

It’s really important that you report your fake flash memory sellers to us. We can’t issue an alert or research them without your help. See the Report A Fake Tab to learn more on how to report them. If you got a refund, share and boost on this post:Refunded!

Almost all fake flash memory sellers are based in Asia. Just look at the categories on the left menu for eBaySellers, it will make things very clear to you.

If any seller is using private auctions for an item listed under $150 US you are buying a fake flash memory item! It’s also a violation of eBay policy. If you sell any listings like this, report them to eBay IMMEDIATELY!

If you see any of these usb flash drives shown on eBay, run baby run! Stop those bidding fingers! You are likely to buy a fake, plain and simple. In 2.5 years of operation we have not seen any of them holding more than 8GB, usually 2 to 1 GB in capacity.

Every few minutes, new fake flash memory items show up on eBay. Do yourself a favour, don’t buy any mp players, memory cards or usb flash drives on eBay. You are asking for a lot of pain and loosing files, 95% of all listings are for false capacity!

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SOSFakeFlash believes that current progress to remove fraudulent sellers on eBay is temporary. Please be on guard. Warn other buyers for your seller, send them messages to test with H2testw. Not being addressed are flash memory cards and MP Players.

Keep fighting and demanding your refunds. Report the sellers to us and also to eBay. If things continue to improve the FrankenFlash Project could move to part two of the agenda, addressing internet wholesaling sites, the source of most fake flash memory items being imported into your local country.

Will we get this opportunity? It depends. Will eBay change the listing rules for flash memory technology? Are they willing to refund any frauded buyer, no matter how long ago the purchase? Will they offer an apology to a victim? How do they indend to address the files lost by buyers? Files and data most lost forever?


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Ebay Fraud! Seller digitalting0303 Evades Justice – Defies eBay – Massive Scam!

Posted by KittyFireFlash on July 4, 2009

digitalting0303digitalting0303 , registered in Hong Kong, is a seller of fake (false capacity) usb flash drives, memory cards and is now offering MP Players! This seller defies eBay and is very skilled in fraud. The only thing digitalting0303 is interested in, is your money. This seller was caught by SOSFakeFlash in October 2008. Soon eBay suspended this id. Nothing was done to contact the buyers of the fake 32GB flash drives eBay to warn people about these dangerous usb flash drives that would lead to data loss.

Members of the FrankenFlash Project, patrol for sellers suspended. Why? As soon as the suspension is over they return to their old ways. The profit is good and they do not care what happens to you or your data. On June 15, 2009 SOSFakeFlash issued a new alert: digitalting0303 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – Hong Kong digitalting0303, learned from his previous mistakes and began using private auctions to avoid detection (eBay Private Auction Listings – eBay Fake Flash Sellers Prefer – Victims Learn The Meaning The Hard Way – A Guide ).

This way, digitalting0303 could continue in selling fake flash items and avoid detection. digitalting0303 demonstrates just how easy it is for a fraudster to use eBay!

If you are a victim of digitalting0303, you have a choice to make. Let this seller continue to harm others and keep your money or teach him a lesson. The choice is yours. See: Escalation In False Capacity USB Fake Memory eBay! SOSFakeFlash News July 3rd, 2009

Do not expect eBay to do anything about digitalting0303. Do not forget they enjoy the fee’s they collect from these fake flash sellers. These scam artists are only stopped by victims. Will digitalting0303 be allowed to continue? You have the power to decide.

Use the tool: make sure to leave negative feedback immediately, even before you file with PayPal. If you left positive, do follow up feedback stating the truth about what you discovered. Feedback remains forever. Chose your words carefully.

Leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims.

Just how bold is this fraudster? As this article is being written there are 60 fake usb flash drives, 40 MP Players and 10 memory cards offered.

Just added to the fake flash offerings:

digitalting0303-MP1 digitalting0303-MP2


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