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Another fraudster claiming fraudsters’ favourite made in Japan

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Seller fast.shipping.2009 claimed this 64GB flash drive was made in Japan – this ID seem to be connected to some other fraudsters based in Singapore making the same “made in Japan” claim. We have decided to christen this the singjapan gang! Seems appropriate as they are all singing from the same “made in Japan” hymn sheet and are all based in Singapore!

We don’t think these flash drives were made in Japan and we don’t think they are really 64GB. This model of flash drive is the fraudsters’ favourite for reprogramming to any old fake capacity they like.

We have never come across one that really had more than 4GB. The seller is no longer a registered user – if you bought flash memory from fast.shipping.2009 test your item with the free program h2testw. Whop in your refund claim through the dispute console as soon as you have established that it is indeed a fake capacity flash drive.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

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  1. Well looks like someone took interest anyway now de-registered. So look for another NEW ID then I guess


    September 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM

  2. To Micro and fraudhunter,

    The emerging singjapan gang does indeed bear serious investigation – sadly most of us have very limited (or no) time to conduct such investigations.

    You are both right in saying that there seem to be a number of interconnected IDs and that there seems to be mutual feedback grooming.

    I know fraudhunter does not have a lot of time to investigate, and I certainly don’t. Maybe you could put your head together with Traveler on this one Micro??


    September 21, 2009 at 6:51 PM

  3. Even MORE interesting “” supplied items to another suspected dealer and mutual feedback builder in Singapore “best.customer.service” Also this buyer has dealt with the fast.shipping.2009 seller, in my opinion this connection need a serious investigation.


    September 21, 2009 at 6:29 PM

  4. Hi Micro,

    I think you are right – fast.shipping.2009, and a number of other IDs in Singapore seem to be connnected as far as I can see.

    It looks as though more IDs in the singjapan gang are likely to emerge over the next few weeks.

    Don’t think the singjapan IDs will last as long as the ones belonging to some gangs in the far east as it appears the police in Singapore are a bit more alert to fraud.


    September 21, 2009 at 6:25 PM

  5. Could be this seller has re-emerged as
    another Singjapan member?


    September 21, 2009 at 6:10 PM

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