Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

UK ebay member buys fakes and re-sells to other ebayers!

with 27 comments

bigdawgbaker

We think seller bigdawgbaker is either a fool or a villain – or (more likely) both. This seller is certainly lazy and a profiteer, whatever else. We are amazed that anyone has bought flash drives and MP players from this ebayer! For one thing he buys things from sellers in China (at a rough estimate he spent over £700 on items from sellers based in China on ebay during the last two months) then bigdawgbaker sells them again for nearly double the price he paid!! Talk about taking advantage!

Investigation reveals that bigdawgbaker bought the flash drive shown in the listing above from well known fraudster intertrade-connection. We spotted this instantly as the seller didn’t even have the wit to use a different picture to the one our old fraudster friend has used under several IDs for a long time.

A quick check of his purchases confirmed our suspicions. It seems bigdawgbaker bought fake usb flash drives and MP players from other fraudulent ebay sellers including haifter,upcomingtrend and digitalting0303 to re-sell on ebay. You’d think bigdawgbaker might have wondered what was going on when items he bought started to vanish from his won list – but maybe (if this ebayer is a villain) he already knows.

For those of you who don’t know why this would have happened – it is because ebay was made aware that the sellers were fraudsters and suspended their accounts. When a seller is suspended their items vanish – pouf! as if they had never existed. Nice one ebay – really helpful to fraud victims (we don’t think!) so if you find an item has vanished from your won list you can be sure it is a fake and the fraudster who sold you it has probably been suspended.

We present below some of the fake USB flash drives purchased by bigdawgbaker on ebay from known fraudsters to resell. An ebay member challenged bigdawgbaker about the most obvious fake of all (see the two items shown above each other second left) and got this response from the seller:

“WHAT! Nothing fake about these at all. Report all you like.”

bigdawgbaker

He was reported and the fake Kingston drives vanished from sale. We have a message for idiot seller bigdawgbaker – you may soon find your ebay account suspended altogether for selling fake capacity flash memory items.

UPDATE
A comment from the seller indicates he is (as suspected) a nasty piece of work – he calls us twats and thinks that it is “commerce” to cause data loss by seling fake items. The proof is already here – the fake Kingston drives (which were probably removed by ebay) are proof enough. We hope to wave goodbye to bigdawgbaker very soon!

UPDATE 11/07/09
The frankeflash project now has irrefutable evidence of this ebayer’s dirty dealings. If you bought from this seller please report in to sosfakeflash with test results, report the item you bought to ebay and claim a refund.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 4, 2009 at 4:20 PM

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  1. Just an update …………. I was fully refunded from Paypal. The Chip was confirmed as a FAKE. I had to do a fair bit of messing about, and faxing documents to Ebay, but it all turned out OK in the end. I got a full refund, less my return postage costs.

    At least I got to keep the Fake Flash.

    All the time ‘Big dawg barker’ was denying it. He even tried putting in a reversal complaint.

    Basically, he gets caught, red handed, 100% proof of a fake …. AND HE STILL DENIES IT !!!!!!

    Sheeeeeesh!

    Anyway …… he has started selling under a new Ebay ID ….. It’s ……………. burntwoodseller

    Keep an eye on him. He has changed his UK location as well 😦

    Bo

    October 6, 2009 at 2:49 AM

  2. Unfortunately Sheila you are far from being alone in spotting the fakes. Many much more experienced people have been caught with this kind of fraud and it is simply because we trust the ebay feedback we read. Ebay does not allow us to go back and change to negative feedback after feedback has been left. This is another example of how ebay looks after the crooks and not the buyer.

    Traveler

    July 12, 2009 at 9:56 PM

  3. I don’t know if that link works …. I’ll try this direct one

    Bo.

    July 12, 2009 at 9:35 PM

  4. Photo of chipset. Woof woof 🙂

    [IMG]http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/bigdawgfakes/bigdawgflash7.jpg[/IMG]

    Bo.

    July 12, 2009 at 7:53 PM

  5. I am one of the mugs who bought a fake flash drive from this guy on ebay. I am a pensioner and obviously very naive when it comes to recognising fakes on ebay. I suppose the police are not interested in these small fry?

    Sheila Steward

    July 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM

  6. Hi Yawl,

    Working on cowboy speak.

    bigdawgbaker’s profile and rap sheet is in preparation. The cartoon is naughty but seems to sum up his personality quite well.

    It is sellers such as bigdawgbaker that truely give eBay a bad name.

    Furthermore, fake flash sellers in the orient would be horrified at his uncouth behavior. They will probably kick him out of the fake flash union shortly.

    Do send in the photos. We still have time to add in.

    KittyFireFlash

    July 12, 2009 at 4:42 AM

  7. Bo.

    July 12, 2009 at 3:41 AM

  8. Jumps in

    Looks left

    Looks right

    Still no sign of the ‘Dawg’.

    [IMG]http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n160/kim042983/beware_cartoon.jpg[/IMG]

    Bo.

    July 12, 2009 at 3:40 AM

  9. Will bigdawgbaker come cap(cowboy hat) in hand and apologise?

    Will he accept we do not talk with forked tongue?

    No. He still wants to keep his grubby hands on the money stolen from his victims. I hope ebay kick him off for good. It’s his type we could do well without on ebay.

    Traveler

    July 11, 2009 at 10:32 PM

  10. I’d rather chew bigdawgbaker’s fingers off so that he can’t continue frauding people!

    fightflashfraud

    July 11, 2009 at 8:34 PM

  11. Hi again. Well …. It looks like bigdawg is disputing the fact that he sold a fake. I’ve stripped the unit down, photographed the ‘tell tale’ capacitor soldered onto the circuit board, and photographed the chipset (and its code numbers) that was inside ….. and sent the photos to PayPal.

    He’s been caught bang to rights, and he is still denying it.

    Here’s a thought …… I wonder if he does bake big dogs?

    Alsation pie anyone?

    🙂

    Bo.

    July 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

  12. We all knew from the beginning that bigdawgbaker was buying fakes on ebay and re-selling them to gullible folk who think UK sellers are safe. Bo has now provided us with the proof.

    We think bigdawgbaker is a despicable specimin who should be removed from ebay – but of course he won’t be unless every buyer who got a fake flash drive or MP player from him reports him to ebay and leaves a negative comment. Even then he’ll probably only get a short suspension.

    What we’d like to know is why (when we can all spot fakes so easily) ebay’s “supposed” fraud team can’t? We suspect the large fraud team ebay supposedly have is as mythical as a gorgon!

    fightflashfraud

    July 11, 2009 at 7:57 PM

  13. Hi Guys. Well …… I have purchased a 16Gb flash drive from bigdawgbaker and it arrived today. (11/7/09). It arrived in its original packaging/envelope that came from China. He did not even have the decency to supply a new envelope or a new stamp (It had already been used)!

    I carried out a H2test on the drive. It turns out that the drive has been ‘hacked’. It only holds 1.8Gb.

    It looks like, due to his outburst, bigdawgbaker should now be renamed as ‘Big Dog Barker’.

    He is now a confirmed seller of Fake Flash drives.

    Let’s hope that he slinks back to his kennel, where he belongs and does not compound his shame by coming on here shouting that he is a seller of genuine flash drives, especially that everyone now knows that he sells PROVEN fakes.

    Bo.

    July 11, 2009 at 6:17 PM

  14. Bigdawgbaker no longer has any fake usb flash drives for sale, just the fake mp players.

    Maybe he got round to testing for himself or customers are starting to find problems and getting back to him. Either way, his usb flash fakes are gone.

    He claims he does not sell rubbish but a recent neutral says otherwise. If he buys rubbish and doubles the price it does not suddenly make the item better quality, just more expensive rubbish.

    He should stick to doing what he does best and work away with his magazines. Brushing up on his customer service skills would not go amiss either.

    An apology from Mr bigdawgbaker would be nice. I imagine he is at this very moment working on how to best word and present it. Watch this space!

    Traveler

    July 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

  15. I totally agree madteacher.
    If bigdawg spent less time in the sun, and less time flicking through page after page of his magazines, straining his eyesight reading in poor lighting conditions, and spent a little more time in an adequately lit room sitting at a good quality workstation, he would be able to read up himself on the damage he could be inflicting on trusting buyers suffering data loss as a result of his refusal to test the goods he sells.
    It would take him very little time to verify capacity of all his memory based products with h2testw and realise that 2GB is much closer to the real capacity rather than the higher capacities claimed.

    Traveler

    July 8, 2009 at 4:32 PM

  16. Now, now boys! Settle down! This is no place for a testostorone fuelled slanging match. Do remember that the purposes of this class are the pursuit of truth and justice and the elimination of the dangers presented by fake flash devices.

    madteacher

    July 8, 2009 at 7:41 AM

  17. Obviously bigdawgbaker has his own problems. Endless hours of solitude in the privacy of his own home hunched over his favourite magazines, vision become blurred as time goes on, an overdeveloped forarm as a result of his personal activities and having to live with the fact that everyone now knows what he says he has,is nowhere near as big as he boasts.

    Traveler

    July 8, 2009 at 4:35 AM

  18. If bigdawg really thinks his fakes are genuine, he has been spending too much time in the sunlight he suggests we try. The sun has been frying his tiny brain.

    Maybe he should have worn his COWBOY hat!

    Traveler

    July 8, 2009 at 3:39 AM

  19. Oh, by the way big dawg. You were not being complimented by fightflashfraud in the bit about seeing Clint Eastwood in the distance.

    You were being called a COWBOY dummy!

    Traveler

    July 8, 2009 at 12:39 AM

  20. Big dawgs with aggression problems are best neutered. They really know no better and simply bark and snarl at everything they see as a threat.
    As for being a tool. Yes, a precision instrument. I would liken big dawg to the neanderthal blunt instrument tool section. Some of us evolved, some have a long way to go.

    Traveler

    July 7, 2009 at 10:20 PM

  21. We are glad you are entertained – unfortunately we don’t think your customers will be.

    Please test your drives and see if you can save files to more than half of the drive capacity and then open and use the last files you saved on a different computer.

    We think you will find a lot of lost and corrupted files!

    fightflashfraud

    July 7, 2009 at 9:23 PM

  22. Hehe…now that makes me laugh 🙂

    Bigdawgbaker

    July 7, 2009 at 9:07 PM

  23. We are absolutely charmed by your comment Mr Baker. We suspect that readers of this blog will not be fooled by your “western-style” refutal that goes very well with your bigdawbaker ID. I can almost see Clint Eastwood in the distance!

    fightflashfraud

    July 7, 2009 at 9:03 PM

  24. and you are wondering why eBay have not suspended me? Becauase I am not selling fakes. Simple. No proof at all that I am. Where is the proof? NONE, ZERO

    As for being vulgar, damn right I am with you bunch of half wits. Get lives and go out in the sunlight. LOSERS !

    Traveler. You must be a customer of my “semi-clad naked ladies” magazines ! What the hell are you on about? FHM’s !! What sort of a tool actually writes this drivel.

    Bigdawgbaker

    July 7, 2009 at 8:47 PM

  25. After looking at bigdawgbaker’s literature choice and reading feedback he has left for others, I have come to the conclusion he may be not quite as bright as the average person. It shows in his lack of ability to express himself without being abusive and vulgar, (limited vocabulary), and his magazines are full of pictures and semi-naked ladies.

    You should communicate with him in monosyllable words and pictures. It would be much easier for him to understand.

    If you were to present him with the h2testw spawled over a car bonnet and used scantily clad usb flash drives in different poses and presented this in a step by step picture book method using very simple instructions for him to understand, then he could at least have a go at testing one of his fakes himself.

    Traveler

    July 7, 2009 at 12:57 AM

  26. Hmm – why do you think that flash memory items you bought from known fraudsters (recorded in the sosfakeflash database and suspended by ebay) are ok to sell to other ebay members? Ebay may not have suspended you yet…

    fightflashfraud

    July 4, 2009 at 10:19 PM

  27. I think maybe you lot should f**k right off. There is no proof of any of the above.

    We think seller bigdawgbaker is either a fool or a villain – or (more likely) both. Prove I am villain or a fool

    This seller is certainly lazy and a profiteer, whatever else. We are amazed that anyone has bought flash drives and MP players from this ebayer! For one thing he buys things from sellers in China (at a rough estimate he spent over £700 on items from sellers based in China on ebay during the last two months) then bigdawgbaker sells them again for nearly double the price he paid!! Talk about taking advantage! Its called free commerce you twat

    Investigation reveals that bigdawgbaker bought the flash drive shown in the listing above from well known fraudster intertrade-connection. We spotted this instantly as the seller didn’t even have the wit to use a different picture to the one our old fraudster friend has used under several IDs for a long time.

    A quick check of his purchases confirmed our suspicions. It seems bigdawgbaker bought fake usb flash drives and MP players from other fraudulent ebay sellers including haifter,upcomingtrend and digitalting0303 to re-sell on ebay. You’d think bigdawgbaker might have wondered what was going on when items he bought started to vanish from his won list – but maybe (if this ebayer is a villain) he already knows. Don’t talk utter shit

    For those of you who don’t know why this would have happened – it is because ebay was made aware that the sellers were fraudsters and suspended their accounts. When a seller is suspended their items vanish – pouf! as if they had never existed. Nice one ebay – really helpful to fraud victims (we don’t think!) so if you find an item has vanished from your won list you can be sure it is a fake and the fraudster who sold you it has probably been suspended.

    We present below some of the fake USB flash drives purchased by bigdawgbaker on ebay from known fraudsters to resell. An ebay member challenged bigdawgbaker about the most obvious fake of all (see the two items shown above each other second left)

    ebay have not suspended me and will not, I don’t sell fakes or rubbish.

    Bigdawgbaker

    July 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM


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