Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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rongcle Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China – Call to All Ebay Members

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Only a few hours ago SOSFakeFlash released a warning about eBay fake flash seller rongcle. SOSFakeFlash has just received information that this seller has started to list his fake flash drives again.


It is amazing! A seller with a score of 94.7 is actually able to sell and list on eBay! It can mean only one thing to SOSFakeFlash. Nobody home. Or eBay no longer has any employee’s left . Or they have laid off anyone with an IQ greater than 10! Is eBay THAT DESPERATE FOR MONEY?

Just how much fraud are eBay members expected to endure? Who rules eBay and PayPal? Who calls the shots? Fake Flash sellers in Hong Kong and China? These sellers ruin the reputation of honest sellers in the Orient and also decent sellers on eBay!

SOSFakeFlash and the FrankenFlash Project has been reporting for 9 months now on the problem – specifically on eBay! It is clear from this very listing as submitted into evidence – eBay is not a place to buy any flash technology. We are still awaiting nominations from eBay genuine sellers.

We have only one thing to say – unless an eBay seller openly declares his usb flash offerings are genuine and demonstrates his awareness of the problem on ebay – read SCAM, Do not bid, Do not buy!

As for this seller – eBay fake flash angels rise to the call – warn those who bought from this seller. Ebay fake flash commandos – you know the score. We are obliged to disacknowledge you – as you know and understand. Since eBay dances on rongcle’s string – unless members chose to respond this seller will continue to fraud and create victims and also data loss. How do you feel about this? This must decide your actions and which calling you chose.

Once more we remind – this is a multi million dollar frauding. It has existed on eBay since 2003. Just how much longer must it continue? At the expense of members? Just how much data must be lost before eBay takes action? AND WHEN WILL EBAY CONTACT ALL MEMBERS FOR KNOWN FAKE FLASH SELLERS – TO REFUND THEM and apologize? Yes we mean…dating all the way back to 2003! They have the databases and they are able to find the members. It is not a difficult task. The FrankenFlash Project happens to have some very skilled and knowledgeable IT members on the team, with a very long history in the field.

You have a choice. Allow yourselves to be frauded and made victims or you can each take action and let eBay, PayPal and fake flash seller know just how you feel.

Our orginal post was:

rongcle is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives. Based in china rongcle has sold almost 1500+ 16GB flash drives. First reported January 4th, 2009 at fightflashfraud, a call on the internet to warn eBay Members to test their usb drives was released on January 22nd , 2009. Four days later this seller stopped listing his fake flash merchandise. SOSFakeFlash can now confirm all models sold are of false capacity. Please see the models rongcle sold. If you bought one you risk data loss.

rongcle’s earnings:

Items Sold: 98.89%
Total Value Sold: £12735.65
Total Value Shipping: £0.00
Total Value Not Sold: £16.83
Sold Item Fees: £448.80
Unsold Item Fees: £5.10

To see rongcle’s negative feedback Please Click Here

January 30th, 2009 – we have 10 eBay listings confirmed fake.

These are the models sold under the eBay seller rongcle All are confirmed as Counterfeit, recorded with eBayer ID and eBay Item Number – Standard Procedure. Presented as listed at auction. Counterfeit items tied to criminal activity enjoy no protection. If you bought one of these usb fake flash drives from rongcle, you should test immediately with the software H2testw 1.4 . Do not store any important data on the drive until you can confirm you have the advertised capacity (minus formatting overhead).

The Models sold by rongcle




Should your drive not report the true advertised capacity:

  1. Immediately attempt to move any data you have stored on the drive to another source. Be advised if you have stored more than the reported size from H2testw 1.4, you will not be able to recover it all – you can expect to see errors in the copy back.
  2. Immediately report to eBay and PayPal to add your voice against this seller.

If the eBay Item number has disappeared from your won list. Please go to PayPal and search through your transactions for the approximate time frame of your purchase. You will find the details of your transaction and ebay item number. PayPal keeps this information for a long time. Use the email address:

Please include:

  1. PayPal Transaction Number
  2. Ebay Item Number
  3. Date Of PayPal Transaction
  4. Date Of eBay Item Listing
  5. Your eBayer Id
  6. Cite eBay Seller rongcle
  7. The results from your testing with H2testw 1.4
  8. Any information concerning data loss and it’s value to you

You are to inform them you wish to be part of the investigation against this seller and are adding yourself to the evidence. You expect to be fully refunded for the purchase and shipping and if you can prove data loss compensation for it as well. Furthermore, it is a fact that PayPal and eBay are aware of cases pouring in. You are invited to copy:

on your correspondence.

Written by KittyFireFlash

January 30, 2009 at 7:30 AM

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