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Old time fraudster chaiching28 still allowed to sell on eBay

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Despite the fact that ebay must be well aware that chaiching28 is a fraudster this long time seller of fake flash memory has been allowed to continue peddling his fraudulent goods on Ebay. The writer of this post bought a fake flash drive from this seller months ago. After a rapid rise in negative feedback and paypal claims this crafty seller seemed to stop selling fakes for a short while.

Fraudulent ebay seller chaiching returned selling mainly fake capacity media players as well as a few fake USB flash drives. You can see pictures of the seller’s other fake flash items elsewhere on the blogs. It seems chaiching28 has stopped listing again – waiting to see if you got away with it again chaiching28? This is one tricky fraudster. On the right is a suspect media player sold by chaiching28 that got a lot of negative feedback but is not pictured elsewhere yet.


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March 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM

UK seller arkadzik lists fakes bought from chaiching28

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An ebayer in the UK arkadzik is trying to re-sell a fake 16GB USB flash drive (a known reported model for which we have test results) and possibly other suspect items bought from notorious fraudster chaiching28 despite being told that the flash drive bought from this seller is fake. Also looks like arkadiz listed one flash drive bought from powerrangolee and one from phonebase113 – also known fake flash fraudsters whose models are on record.
UPDATE ON 15/02/09 at 7:23pm
Presumably, as the fake items are still on sale, arkadzik doen’t care about defrauding other ebayers. The honourable thing to have done would have been to remove the items from sale, test them with h2testw and claim refunds through paypal from the fraudsters they were purchased from.
UPDATE On 15/02/09 at 9:39pm
Another ebayer got in touch with arkadzik today and it seems that arkadzik is now trying to rectify the situation. Unfortunately there is now a mess arkadzik needs to sort out because two people bought fake items. This mess could have been avoided if arkadzik had paid more attention to the first ebayer’s warning.
We at fightflashfraud strongly advise anyone selling flash memory items to heed any warning from other ebayers and test their items with h2testw before anyone buys – otherwise you may have an unholy mess to sort out!
UPDATE On 16/02/09 at 4:18pm
Seems as though arkadiz was just pulling the wool over the ebayer’s eyes in indicating he would end the unsold item and refund buyers. The unsold fake 16GB drive was re-listed and is currently for sale by auction or buy it now. We say to arkadzik – be sure your sins will find you out!

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February 14, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Ebay Alert! Old time fraudster chaiching28 is selling again!

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An old hand at flash fraud, seller chaiching28, is back to selling fake flash after giving us a short holiday from his activities! SOSFlash has documented evidence of 50 fake drives sold by this fraudster before dropping out of view. We have personal experience of chaiching’s fake capacity flash – be warned. You’ll notice that it looks as though the background colour in this picture has been rubbed away – that’s because when the writer bought one chaiching was selling the self same drive as 32GB. When ebay started to be more alert to fake capacity and counterfeit 32GB drives this cunning simply erased the text from the picture, added the new text and re-programmed the drives to report 16GB.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM