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Archive for May 17th, 2009

Suspect 16GB Sony USB flash drive listed by new ID

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An ebay member since 26-Mar-09 in China sellasera68258 seems to be selling a familiar fake in the listing shown above. If we are not mistaken this drive is not manufactured by Sony and it is not 16GB. We think this is the same fake listed by a number of Chinese fraudsters. If we are correct in our conclusions we think this seller knows they are fake as buyer IDs are hidden – which is usually a sign of deliberate fraud when selling flash drives. If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

UPDATE 02/06/09
Looks as though we were right – this seller seems to have been suspended and listings removed after selling only three of these.

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May 17, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Beware of 128GB USB flash drives on ebay – they are fake!!

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tsa_tsa128 This supposedly 128GB USB flash drive has been listed on ebay Italy by seller tsa_tsa. A drive of this size with 128GB capacity is simply not technically possible yet.

We can confidently say this is a fake capacity drive which will cause users to lose their files. The seller has also listed a 64GB version – as one is fake it is very likely the other is too. If you bought a flash drive from tsa_tsa you should test with h2testw immediately and report in with test results, seller ID, your ID and item number.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 17, 2009 at 5:20 PM


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We would be keen to learn whether ebay seller cherrieslover is actually selling genuine 32GB USB flash drives or not. The seller claims to be selling the cheapest real 32GB flash drive on ebay and we would like to know whether or not this is true. If you bought one please test it with h2testw and let us know your results.

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May 17, 2009 at 2:32 PM

wholeselling-auctions Ebay Fake Flash Seller Of MP Player – Memory Card – Usb Flash Drive

wholeselling-auctions is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Flash USB drives, MP Players and Memory Cards. Based in Hong Kong wholeselling-auctions is an old fake flash seller, now using private auction listings.

The first documented fake was in June 2008. wholeselling-auctions is very skilled and slippery in selling false capacity items. He knows exactly what he is selling. His dumps in volume. When the heat turns up, he will hide in his fake flash shell, quietly waiting for a new opportunity.

In the fall of 2008 wholeselling-auctions managed to elude SOSFakeFlash and victims by closing his fake flash shop. No alert was ever published, but he was added on the fake flash honour role – the list of eBay fake flash sellers.

Test anything you bought from this seller and make sure you leave immediate feedback! SOSFakeFlash is listing every fake model investigated and even those not yet confirmed. Just recently returned he has already sold more than 3000+ items. He needs to be removed from eBay permenently. Only eBayers can do that. eBay has done nothing for more than one year. Currently he has earned more than $60,000 US.

Please do not let him get away again!

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device. Every single item and count is needed. Make sure to raise a dispute with PayPal. If you funded with a credit card, you may wish to contact your credit card company to expidite a refund with a reversal. wholeselling-auctions demonstrates what is wrong with eBay and just how bold fake flash sellers are. Scroll through his feedback and contact positive feedback members – ask them to TEST. If you left positive and have discovered you were sold false capacity – do follow up feedback immediately to alert people to the truth!

Don’t forget to 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 and it will only allow a fake flash seller to continue, do you really want that?

wholeselling-auctions’s address:

ChiWa Wong

Room 718, Blk7. Sah Chuen Hse, Lek Yuen Est. Shatin N.T.
Hong Kong

To see wholeselling-auctions’s negative feedback Please Click Here – review the complete history to see how far back it goes!

May 14th, 2009 – we have 11 eBay listings confirmed fake .

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