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Archive for February 9th, 2009

eBay Struggles to Hush And Erase The Truth About Sale of Fake and Counterfeit MP Players Memory Cards USB Flash Drives

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eBay rather than taking responsibility for fake (false capacity) MP Players, Memory Cards and USB Flash drives being sold by it’s sellers on eBay has been trying to hush and erase the truth. Even using the old and very lame excuse of eBay and Paypal being seperate companies hoping members are willing except this spin. eBay set up Paypal long ago. The two companies are very capable of cooperating – if they want too.

Quietly on tip toe, eBay is trying to shut down these fraudulent sellers. Little choice now. The sunny days of fake flash profits for eBay, Sellers and Paypal are gone. eBay members have gathered to wrap all three in dark and stormy clouds.

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February 9, 2009 at 10:02 PM

eBay Victim Reveals His Views And Personal Buying Experience On Ebay For Fake Flash (False Capacity) USB Pendrives Drives

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Since 2003 eBay has been a serious source for acquiring false capacity mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards on a global scale.

SOSFakeFlash has traced distribution to 53 different countries in only nine months of investigation. There is no safe eBay Country to buy from. Not one country. Every eBay country suffers from the same fake flash plague. It is everywhere!

Victims of fake flash device purchases on eBay learn the sad truth about eBay’s attitude and the sham for “Buyer Protection” offered by PayPal. So many never got a refund. Less of an issue now. But over the years so many buyers, not only lost data, they lost money too.

If you are getting or got a refund, you should thank victims who fought for you in the last 9 months. Many drove Paypal insane. Paypal in return, drove these victims crazy and wore victim typing fingers to little stubs. So many, after all that effort, got nothing. No refund. What they did succeed in doing is make it more difficult for both eBay and PayPal to continue ignoring the situation!

One ebay member, whom we will call FlashAtom asked if he could share his views and experience with you. We are interested in your opinions and thoughs on what he has to say.

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Never Accept Operating System Report Of Size – Beware On eBay 16GB 32GB 64GB

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Buyers of usb flash drives need to test with H2testw 1.4 . Never believe in the advertised capacity, even if a seller presents a screen capture of the size as seen by the operating system. Fake and Counterfeit USB flash drives have been digitally altered to “lie” about their true capacity.You can not trust what you see in operating size. You should not believe that a usb flash drive will be of genuine capacity just because a seller presents a screen capture of the size seen. The only way to be sure is to test your drive with a software such as H2testw 1.4 You should never store any data on any usb flash drive until you have tested to make sure you have the advertised capacity. It could save you from data loss and it will give you peace of mind.

A perfect example of how you can fall into the fake flash pit is the recent case of eBay Seller Guruelectronics. SOSFakeFlash has known about this seller for months, but without evidence little could be done. guruelectronics presented operating system size as proof the drives being sold were good. The reality is that he only showed what the operating system saw and as we all know fakes are reprogrammed to lie about their real capacity. The drive was presented with sexy reassurance and of course, free shipping!

If you bought this drive or one that looks like it, on eBay, the internet or even at a local store do not use it to store data without testing with H2testw 1.4 to ensure the advertised capacity matches actual capacity!
This drive typically has a 2GB flash chip. Do not attempt to repair this drive by opening it to find the controller chip or flash drive serial. The circuit board is glued with epoxy to hold it to the bottom casing. If you seperate the bottom to see the flash chip, the drive will in future wiggle and slide in the casing.

Under no circumstances should you accept any excuses from guruelectronics or any other seller about this flash usb drive being “defective“. A digitally altered flash drive is not defective, it has been reprogrammed to lie about it’s true size – guruelectronics attempted convince customers usb flash drives being sold were of the correct size. Do not allow yourself to be convinced by any seller who shows you what the operating system might see.

Written by KittyFireFlash

February 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM

eBay Member Reveals eBay’s Actions On Fake Flash Problem – In UK

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Do you want to know what an eBay Member reveals on eBay’s actions to address the issue of false capacity usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards being sold on eBay?

If so, you might like to read: eBay Member Reveals Latest Information As eBay Struggles To Address Issue of Fake USB Flash Drives, MP Players and Memory Cards being sold just released by SOSFakeFlash.

Written by KittyFireFlash

February 9, 2009 at 4:56 AM