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Archive for June 19th, 2009

Nice purple colour but probably a nasty fake flash drive

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eseeshop

This flash drive from eseeshop (an ebay seller registered in Hong Kong) looks a bit too cheap to be genuine. We think it will turn out to be a fake capacity drive which will cause file loss/corruption. A negative feedback about the same model in black suggests we are right. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

June 19, 2009 at 7:26 PM

eBay Fraud – Another Fake Flash Memory Seller Ring -sellasera68258, yazmin_yenthe_bay, sfrankish5872

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Who is Zhonghuanyun (cao you)? eBay fake flash seller of 16GB usb flash memory drives under the id’s of: sellasera68258, yazmin_yenthe_bay, sfrankish5872. All item were sent from this address in Hong Kong:

Zhonghuanyun(cao you)

Room 305,3/F,Block A
Sun Fung Centre,88 Kwok Shui
Rd,Kwai Chung
Honk Kong

sellasera68258 and sfrankish5872 are under eBay suspension in fake flash prison. yams_yenthe_bay is attempting to evade buyers by changing his feedback to private. Those who engage in selling false capacity usb flash drives on eBay have many id’s. It spreads the risk and avoids being found out. You can learn more by reading: eBay Fake Flash Sellers Of MP Players – USB Flash Drives – Memory Cards – About Their IDs

sellasera68258, yams_yenthe_bay, sfrankish5872 engaged in hit and run selling. Together they sold many fake usb flash drives in a very short period of time. If you bought a usb flash drive from any of these eBay seller id’s you risk data loss. Please test and a file a claim against the seller id with PayPal quickly, before it is too late.

So were is Zhonghuanyun(cao you)? The FrankenFlash Project invites the Hong Kong Technology Crime Prevention Unit to send inspectors to pay him a visit. He has some explaining to do. Why did he unleash data poison on inspecting eBay members around the world? His guilt is clear/ Trying to save his yazmin_yenthe_bay ebay id from angry victims by changing his feedback to private do no good. Zhonghuanyun(cao you) fake flash deeds have been found out!

Zhonghuanyun(cao you)

Room 305,3/F,Block A
Sun Fung Centre,88 Kwok Shui
Rd,Kwai Chung
Honk Kong

is here:

Zhonghuanyun-1-Trio

Zhonghuanyun-2-Trio

If you bought a usb flash drive from sellasera68258, yazmin_yenthe_bay or sfrankish5872 please report into SOSFakeFlash using the Report A Fake Tab.

Written by KittyFireFlash

June 19, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Fake 128GB DataTraveler 200 withdrawn from sale on ebay

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golacki

Just who did the seller that listed this item as a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 think he was fooling? Certainly not the team at fightflashfraud.

The Kingston DatatTraveler 200 was only announced on June 15th and already someone tried to cash in. The DT200 looks nothing like this picture. An ebay member asked the seller a question about the fact that it looked nothing like a DT200 and got this answer:

This was actually a prototype design release, that’s why it looks like a quite generic Kingston design. It’s actually horrendously rare and you will probably never see one again that looks like this. Despite what I have just said that is purely the design, the technical features and memory remain exactly the same.

So it’s an experimental model is it? Is this person claiming to be a Kingston insider? If he is a Kingston employee we think he will quickly be out of a job! Is our Australian friend telling us that he walked into the Kingston labs and pocketed an experimental drive without being challenged? Wait a minute… that doesn’t add up with what was said in the body of the listing! In the body of the listing it said:

“Brand new and packaged this device is ready to go from a trusted Australian Seller.”

Ahem! Companies do not package their experimental models and sell them off! We are glad the seller had the good sense to remove the item from sale before he landed himself in some very hot water indeed. The seller was right about one thing – the rarity of such an item being listed on ebay! Rarely are people quite so stupid or bold as to list such an outrageously obvious fake!

Ebay sellers – please don’t think you can get away with listing outrageous fakes like this. Members of our team are watching you. Ebay and Paypal’s ability (or more likely, willingness) to spot fakes and try to protect buyers from fraud may be non-existent but ours isn’t.

test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Looks like yet another fraudster ID registered on ebay China

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szsa19810908 Seller szsa19810908 registered as an ebay member on 15-Apr-09 in China. Just under two months later this member started listings for the 16GB flash drive shown on the left. This looks to be a classic fake that has been sold on ebay under numerous IDs for a very long time.

The seller is also listing 16GB SD cards. We strongly advise anyone who bought flash memory items from this seller to test them immediately with h2testw. We think you may well be at risk of losing all your files.

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

UPDATE: This seller has been suspended by ebay – get your paypal refund claim in quickly!

Written by fightflashfraud

June 19, 2009 at 9:33 AM

More suspect flash memory from an ebay seller in China

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sogoodtechSeller sogoodtech who registered on ebay China on January 18th 2009 has sold many 16GB flash drives of the model shown on the left which has proved to be fake capacity time and time again. This seller also sells 16GB SD cards which are also likely to be fake capacity. If these were genuine items the seller would have lost well over £1,000 (GBP) from his or her ebay sales to date. Our conclusion? Any flash memory item from this seller is highly likely to be fake capacity. If you use flash memory from this seller we are sure you will eventually find that files begin to be lost or corrupted.

As ever we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 19, 2009 at 4:31 AM