Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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ebayer with 64GB Kinston DT150 too cheap to be genuine

with 7 comments

isoft-2009

If the Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed by isoft-2009 are genuine as claimed then we think the the seller will be making a loss. We strongly advise the seller to check the serial numbers with Kingston. We think they are very likely to be counterfeit. Counterfeits are dangerous as they will cause data loss and corruption when the true capacity of the drive (usually very small) is exceeded.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 10, 2009 at 4:30 PM

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  1. Well at least if all feedback is private then at least genuineworld aka isoft-2009 can’t sell fakes to anyone else for the moment!

    If you bought flash memory from this seller (under either ID) then test with h2testw and report in to sosfakeflash – here are the links you need:

    test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

    fightflashfraud

    August 30, 2009 at 9:28 PM

  2. isoft-2009 aka genuineworld has taken a further step to try to cover up his fraudulent activity.

    He has made his feedback private. He obviously does not want anyone else being able to contact his previous buyers to let them know they have been sold fake capacity, counterfeit goods.

    He has been watching this article on him and taking more evasive action each time an issue is raised.

    This is not the actions of an innocent victim of flash fraud. I also know as a fact he did not willingly contact and offer all his usb flash drive customers a refund like any honest seller would. Disputes have been raised by his buyers to get refunds.

    Traveler

    August 30, 2009 at 9:03 PM

  3. Seller isoft-2009 aka genuineworld is now claiming he is an innocent victim of flash fraud.

    An ebay member contacted the seller wanting to buy one of his listed 16gb Sony deals. He expressed concern at the comments in the seller’s feedback and article at fightflashfraud. The seller assured the prospective buyer that he would never sell fake capacity or counterfeit goods.

    After seeing further negative feedback being left for the seller, the prospective customer contacted the seller and said he was glad he never went ahead with the purchase. This was the reply he got from the seller:

    “Of course I don’t sell fakes, and I did give a full refund to those who did buy a memory stick and I have reported the seller who sold me them. Please note: I canceled a very high number of transactions and gave a refund because I found out the person who sold me them is stealing money selling fake products and I dont want to be a victim.

    Thank you.”

    If you did buy from this seller, under either ID, we would be very interested in hearing from you, especially since the seller is claiming he refunded all his customers who bought memory sticks from him as they were definitely fake (his own words).

    Traveler

    August 28, 2009 at 9:23 PM

  4. Any seller who thinks a change of ID will fool members of the frankenflash project should be presented with a dunce cap! Do they think it is easy to escape our notice? If so, they are very very wrong!

    We suggest that ebay seller isoft-2009 aka genuineworld stops wriggling and faces up to responsibility for items listed.

    Every ebay listing includes the phrase “Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.”

    The frankenflash project expects sellers to live up to their responsibilities. Many honest sellers did so quickly and were never written about here. Some were a bit slow but did do the right thing a little late – and we said so.

    Ignoring questions, changing ID and continuing with listings simply seems to confirm guilt.

    fightflashfraud

    August 20, 2009 at 6:49 PM

  5. genuineworld
    genuineworld
    genuineworld

    Seller isoft-2009 has changed his ID to genuineworld.

    Considering he sold counterfeits and demands extra money from buyers after the auction has ended, I can see nothing genuine about this seller.

    His change of ID was prompted by an ebay member asking if his memory cards presently listed were genuine.

    The ebay member had read the seller’s feedback and found the seller featured here on fight flash fraud after a google search.

    It appears that the seller is now trying to avoid detection after finding out he is featured here. No decent, honest seller would take this route.

    So, for anyone not sure of seller isoft-2009’s new ID, here it is again, genuineworld. And just so you can save it to sellers to be watched, I will provide the link below.

    genuineworld, formally known as isoft-2009
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sony-16Gb-Memory-Stick-Pro-Duo-Mark-2-and-Adaptor_W0QQitemZ260462023343QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_FlashDrives_SM?hash=item3ca4bf12af&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14

    Traveler

    August 20, 2009 at 5:55 PM

  6. I have had word back on one of isoft-2009’s victims already putting in a claim through ebay and paypal on the seller’s cheap, (not to the victim!) tacky counterfeits sourced from the orient.

    Ebay and paypal have a lot to answer to. The seller was continuously reported, but ebay and paypal sat back and did nothing, as usual. The money ebay and paypal make out of the sales of counterfeits is rediculous.

    It was only a matter of time before the seller would be found out by the customers he conned.

    The rest of his customers should also be contacted before they lose data trusted to these counterfeits. If you get a chance, give them a shout throughebay messaging system. Every little helps.

    Traveler

    August 16, 2009 at 7:52 PM

  7. The picture used by the seller in the listing was definitely not one of the drives for sale. Strangely enough, another known Kingston 64gb DT150 fake seller, tiandicangsang201088 is using the exact same source for a picture of a 64gb DT150.

    I have been informed from a concerned ebay member the buyer stated he bought these drives as a wholesale pack from a supplier in the orient.

    Seller tiandicangsang201088 is from the orient.
    (See “64gb Kingston DT150 in private auction by ebayer in China”).

    On further enquiries by the ebay member on the testing and authenticity of the drives, there was no reply from the seller.

    If the seller can make profit on these drives at the prices he is selling at, they are almost definitely counterfeit and fake capacity.

    If you have bought a drive from either of these sellers, please test and send in your results to the email address given at http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/report-a-fake/ Your input is welcomed and valued by the team here at fightflashfraud. The more evidence gathered on these sellers, the better. This is your chance to help fight against the injustice we all suffer as a result of this ongoing fraud.

    Traveler

    August 16, 2009 at 2:02 AM


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