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Dragon Dakel's Investigation Team. Flash Memory: MPx Players, Memory Cards, USB Pensticks.

FakeMemorySentinel News – Notice Board

Posted by DragonDakel on June 23, 2012

Welcome to FakeMemorySentinel. On our Notice Board we present the latest flash memory threats to consumers. We warn people about dangerous internet sites for usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards. To learn more about us and our mandate read: About.

Fake usb flash drives, memory cards and mp players continue to be listed and sold on the internet. Flash memory prices are decreasing. Does this mean you will find a cheap bargain on the internet? No. The prices are falling at traditional retail stores, they are negotiating the bargains with the major retail brands. The objective? To clear out inventory for older flash memory chips. A new generation of flash memory is being manufactured! Technology change is driving lower prices for legacy flash memory, see this comment .

To understand the cheaper prices you should read:

Why You Should Test Flash Memory Storage Before Using. Never Use A USB Flash Drive, Memory Card Or MP Player To Store Files Or Photos Before Testing The Actual Capacity To Avoid Data And File Loss.

People who assume cheaper prices in retail stores means cheaper prices for flash memory at internet sites are in for a shock.

eBay continues to be the most important source for fake flash memory acquisition. Little has changed during the last ten years, new buyers fall into the trap every day.

Some buyers might be shocked to learn that eBay permits the selling of fake flash memory. It is a rude discovery. When you consider the issue is more than 10 years old on eBay, the evidence speaks for itself.

FakeMemorySentinel serves as a historical archive for listings on eBay and internet sites. Anyone who researches the issue and the harm fake flash memory chips inflict will understand why it is important to preserve, record and provide a permanent internet record, a record that does not disappear. Evidence is exactly that, evidence on a Global scale.

Honest eBay sellers of genuine flash memory capacity are fighting for their financial lives. Many have been forced to close shop. Why? Because people sort by cheapest price first. Their genuine listings do not get the exposure they deserve. If an eBay seller does not use private listings, does not have “No Returns” in their listings, does not have negative feedback and even makes sure to include the fact they buy their inventory only from official brand name suppliers you should consider only buying from them. Pay attention to a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, but only if the eBay id is older than two years and has an excellent feedback score. Support honest sellers, avoid the greed of something for nothing. If you don’t you will become the next flash memory victim.

Stay away from eBay sellers with low feedback scores, with eBay birthday’s less than six months, especially if they are selling too cheap. These are sharks, they don’t dare use their main eBay id. They are using throw away id’s, ids that exist purposely for one objective, to fraud you.

We are seeing a very strange behavior. eBay id’s registered in the United States and in the United Kingdom are persistent in listing Kingston DataTraveler fakes. The two most popular models remain the DT300 and the DT310. Both discontinued by Kingston Technologies, both extremely expensive. Nobody will ever sell below the cost price and it was very high!

If you are a victim of fake flash memory, you need to react. Twitter, Facebook, expose!

Failure to react, leads to more victims. It also empowers the sellers to continue with their scam. SOSFakeFlash investigates eBay sellers and preserves information. You need to report to SOSFakeFlash immediately! Use their Report A Fake tab.

Capturing the sellers and their listings is important. They will be entered into the databases. For SOSFakeFlash there is no escape for fraud. SOSFakeFlash is very interested in seller addresses.

We recommend you never bid or buy for any mp player, usb flash drive or memory card if a seller states “No Returns” in listings or uses private auctions. It screams, shouts – FRAUD! Beware, learn, become a sharp consumer.

If you don’t like fraud, vote your reaction by exposing.

 

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7 Responses to “FakeMemorySentinel News – Notice Board”

  1. Troy said

    estore301 is selling fake flash drives

  2. KittyFireFlash said

    Addresses. We NEED address information on sellers you verify! Please do your best to send in any information you have. It is important. We are working on detecting the counterfeit rings. You help is needed!

    Please send to sosfakeflashdrive@gmail.com

  3. k1ck574r7 said

    Tue, 14 December, 2010 8:17:44
    Your Query Regarding Case ID PP-001-101-178-049 (KMM5443262V67537L0KM) :ppk4

    From:
    “webform@paypal.co.uk”

    Add to Contacts
    To: Rudy Meyer
    Dear Rudy Meyer,

    Thank you for contacting PayPal regarding case id PP-001-101-178-049.

    When a buyer receives an item and claims that it is significantly not as
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    If the buyer and seller cannot agree, PayPal reserves the right to make
    a final decision, based on the information provided, on whether an item
    is ‘Significantly Not As Described’.

    This case was closed in the seller’s favour as we did not receive any
    online tracking information from you, to show that the item was
    successfully delivered back to the seller.

    I understand your frustration regarding this matter and regret any
    inconvenience this might have caused.

    Yours sincerely,
    Esther

    PayPal

    Copyright © 1999-2010 PayPal. All rights reserved.

    PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.
    Société en Commandite par Actions
    Registered Office: 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg
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    Original Message Follows:
    ————————
    Form Message
    customer subject:
    Complaint
    customer message:
    Describe the nature of your complaint: ‘Sat, ## November, #### ##:##:##
    AutoResponse – Email Returned SAXK (KMM4858963V58663L0KM) :ppk#

    >From:
    >”service@paypal.co.uk”
    >…
    >Add to Contacts
    >To: Rudy Meyer
    >
    >Dear Rudy Meyer,
    >
    >Thank you for contacting PayPal Customer Service.
    >
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    >Agreement, either PayPal Inc, PayPal Pte. Ltd or PayPal (Europe) S.à
    >r.l. & Cie, S.C.A. Société en Commandite par Actions, Registered
    Office:
    >#th Floor ##-## Boulevard Royal L-####, Luxembourg RCS Luxembourg B ###
    >###.
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    >———————————————————————–
    -

    >Note: As always, make sure that you are logging into a secure PayPal
    >page by looking for ‘https://www.paypal.com/’ at the beginning of the
    >URL.
    >
    >Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address will not
    >be answered.
    >
    >********************************************
    >Original Email:
    >——–
    >
    >
    >Hi Paypal
    >
    >This was send via royal mail. It cost me more than # HK dollar to send.

    >
    >I have been scammed out of money, Unfortunately even via your services
    >this has happened.
    >If the value of the money included was equal to what I have paid, I
    >would understand.
    >It hard to dispute with as he is No longer a registered user.
    >
    >http://myworld.ebay.com.au/honeynn/
    >
    >
    >

    >http://fakememorysentinel.wordpress.com/####/##/##/dt###-kingston-ebay-
    f

    >lash-memory-sellers-qingjiang#####-honeynn-ganjue#####-aqsach##-mktisti
    s

    >-alkawrath-baizhao#####-shuohaole###-test-immediately/
    >
    >Please resolve or I will get my bank involved.
    >
    >Kind regards
    >Rudy Meyer
    >
    >
    >
    > From: “service@paypal.co.uk”
    >To: k#ck###r#@yahoo.com
    >Sent: Fri, ## November, #### #:##:##
    >Subject: Resolution of
    > case no. PP-001-101-178-049
    >
    >Dear Rudy Meyer,
    >
    >We have concluded our investigation into the following claim:
    >
    >
    >Seller’s Name:
    >Seller’s Email: hhn######@###.com
    >Seller’s Transaction ID: 7U196013J9582845C
    >
    >Transaction Date: ## Oct ####
    >Transaction Amount: -##.## EUR
    >Your Transaction ID: 8A82381345802034H
    >Case Number: PP-001-101-178-049
    >
    >Buyer’s Transaction ID: 8A82381345802034H
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >The tracking information you provided was invalid, and we were unable
    to
    >confirm delivery of the item associated with this claim. As a result,
    >the
    >case is now considered closed and we are unable to process a refund.
    >
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    >
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    >
    >
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    >
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    >
    >
    >PayPal does
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    >the
    >PayPal site and click the Safety Advice link located at the top of any
    >page. There you will find tips on how to avoid fraudulent sellers in
    the
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    >
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    you
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    >account
    >and click the Help link in the top right corner of any PayPal page.
    >
    >—————————————————————-
    >Copyright © ####-#### PayPal. All rights
    > reserved.
    >
    >PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. & Cie, S.C.A.
    >Société en Commandite par Actions
    >Registered Office: #th Floor ##-## Boulevard Royal L-####, Luxembourg
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  4. We appreciate the efforts of your team DragonDakel! Without your site, to warn people the FrankenFlash project would be buried alive in fake memory. Your team might be under a lot of stress to keep up with all the fake memory sellers but you are all doing a wonderful job.

    Kudos to you for making it possible to share your warnings on FaceBook! It is probably the best way people can educate and warn others to stay away from eBay or other internet sites for mp players, usb flash drives or memory cards. The neat thing about your button for sharing is that it does not require a lot of effort for victims. It is a quick way to help and educate others!

    The team at SOSFakeFlash says THANK YOU!

  5. James said

    There are two new sellers selling an extremely large amount of fake flash products.
    Ebay ID: forever88810
    Ebay ID: haigong208

    These sellers have little feedback and are vulnerable to suspension if we work together and report them.
    I have already reported their products but need more people to do the same.

  6. I suspect kigb001 of selling fake flash drives.
    eBay item ID: 180506560960

  7. Chris Johnston said

    eBay Member: siaookia23
    reply-to siaokia23@gmail.com

    item #200465849531 128GB USB DT200 Flash

    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4108557 sectors)
    124.2 GByte DATA LOST (260624115 sectors)
    Details:876.4 MByte overwritten (1795041 sectors)
    12 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 24 sectors)
    123.4 GByte corrupted (258829050 sectors)
    69 KByte aliased memory (138 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000007d620000
    Expected: 0x000000007d620000
    Found: 0x0000001f8efa1000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.90 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.19 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Have bought one from above seller, the site stated that genuine and receipt would be enclosed for verification…no receipt…

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