Fake Flash Memory – Internet Watchdog

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

Buying Leather USB Flash Drives On eBay, What Do You Need To Know? FakeMemorySentinel, SOSFakeFlash And The FrankenFlash Project Reveals How You Can Spot The Fakes. eBay Flash Memory Sellers delrio569 – abgajoy – kwefjxx – slipvd – dealdazzler1 – sanha786 – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Fälschung? Wholesale?

Posted by DragonDakel on September 10, 2011

Leather usb flash drives and eBay, did you know they are almost always fake capacity? Did you know that the leather usb flash drive is the oldest generic fake sold on eBay for more than 9 years. It is an ugly usb flash drive, bulky and often covers two usb ports if they are vertically aligned. Advertised as “Leather” they are not, instead they are encased in a cheap plastic leatherette skin. So who buys them? Generally most victims are those who have a limited budget, they buy the leather usb flash drives because of the cheap advertised prices. Unfortunately when advertised at more than 4GB capacity, eBay buyers usually get a fake. The leather usb flash drive is often sold by promotional usb flash drive sites, because it is possible to stamp a logo or company name on them and so far they are not advertised at a capacity above 16GB, this should tell you something important if you are interested in buying leather usb flash drives on eBay.

In early eBay internet days, most leather usb flash drive fakes came from sellers in Asia, but that is no longer true. Our investigators with the help of other project sites, reveal some recent eBay listings to share with you on how to detect the leather usb flash memory pen drive fakes on eBay.

If you bought a flash memory item from any of these eBay sellers: delrio569 – abgajoy – kwefjxx – slipvd – dealdazzler1 – sanha786 you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives. You may have purchased a fake flash memory product.

If your memory item fails testing report immediately to SOSFakeFlash . If your eBay seller is deregistered from eBay, it is urgent you report in to SOSFakeFlash. If you do not, they will not be able to investigate and to record in the their database to publish an offical alert listing all items sold. eBay is suspending fake flash memory sellers to avoid buyers leaving feedback or recording the truth.

Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Read: Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please see Validation Memory links for brand names and flash nand memory chip decoding. Reminder, Gb is Gigabits, not Gigabytes. 8 bits is 1 byte. You must divide by 8, if manufacturer lists size as Gb. Exercise care in disassembly of your item to decode.

If you need help and information on eBay read:

Fake Flash Memory – Hacked! Top Articles SOSFakeFlash. Consumer, Reseller Education. Beware. Be Wise. Learn. Avoid Fake Flash Memory. Learn To Test For Real Flash Memory Capacity.

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

Changing Trends In The Sale Of Fake Memory On eBay For USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards And MP Players. SOSFakeFlash Advises Do Not Buy From eBay Sellers With Low FeedBack Scores. Avoid Sellers with Scores Under 300+ To Protect Yourself From Potential Fraud. Learn Why.

Check your eBay Sellers feedback, type in the id: http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs

delrio5698 – United States


128 GB USB Flash Drive. Brand New !!!!!

The green and white packaging, snap packaging for leather usb flash drives is always for fake capacity. It has been documented many times at SOSFakeFlash and FlashDriveFacts. It is also available in blue and white, red and white packaging. These leather usb flash drive fakes usually have a hologram sticker for the advertised size.

abgajoy – United States


128GB USB Leather Pen Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drive

Notice the photograph, it is a classical stock photo used in eBay listings for false capacity usb leather drives. It has been used by many eBay sellers registed in Asian countries in the past. It is being used more frequently by eBay sellers importing them in other countries. The only good news is this leather usb flash drive is easy to disassemble. In disassembly, it is possible to decode the on board flash memory storage chip and flash controller chip. Almost always, the storage chip is 4GB and lower. It is the fake usb flash drive most easily repaired with the correct low level formatting software.

kwefjxx – Australia


32GB Leather Thumb Pen USB Flash Memory Drive Stick

This stock photo used on eBay should give you an immediate warning. It was used by many powersellers of eBay fake flash memory in China and Hong Kong. Few powerseller ids remain in these countries, broken and suspended by eBay buyers who fought back. It is a very old picture for the usb black leather flash drive and has been used in advertised capacities ranging from 4GB to 512GB.

Low score ids are not uncommon for selling the fake leather usb flash drives these days. Your best option is to test the flash drive with H2testw to ensure you received the advertised capacity. Should it fail, this usb flash drive can easily be taken apart to decode the flash storage chip. If you are unable to read the markings, you have a grade c or d chip. When H2testw reports capacity, if it ends in x.9 you have a good chance at repairing, if it ends in x.7 beware the chip is a factory second and unreliable, unsafe to repair or store data on if repaired.

slipvd – United States – No Returns Flash Memory eBay Beware!



When a seller lists on eBay refusing returns, you should not even consider bidding on a usb flash drive. If it is a leather usb flash drive, be extremely wary.

dealdazzler1 – Australia


64GB 64 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Pen Memory Stick VALUE +

You can determine if this usb flash drive is really 64GB by testing with H2testw. If it fails testing you can confirm by taking it apart and decoding the flash memory storage chip.

sanha786 – United Kingdom


128GB USB2.0 flash drive leather memory stick UK SELLER

Many brown and black leather usb flash drives have the brand name “SONY” stamped on the leatherette. Sony never made this fake. It is also a sign of a very old leather usb flash drive fake model. It is not a common fake sold on eBay any more. Most buyers are intelligent enough to recognize it as both a counterfeit and also fake capacity.

More Information On Leather eBay Flash Drive Fakes:

Danger! Do Not Buy USB Leather Pen Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drives On eBay! Fake Capacity Sold 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB.

eBay. Why Do People Bid And Buy 256GB USB Leather Pen Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drives With Free Shipping? The Scam For 16 32 64 128 256 GB Fake Capacity.

Those Fake USB Leather Pen Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drives Being Sold On eBay “Made In Japan”. The Fraud Does Not Stop. It Is The Oldest Documented Fake Pen Stick Sold On eBay. Over 1000 Buyers For Just One eBay Seller This Time Registered In France. Lowest Price For 256GB? Only $24.99 AU

Leather USB Flash Drives Are Almost Always Fake Capacity. ice.cream.cake – Singapore eBay Flash Memory Seller – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Fälschung?

A Classic Fake Black Leather Key Usb Flash Drive 256 GB Only $71.99 On eBay. Cheap? Hugh Profit At eBay Buyer Expense. alangoodseller – United States eBay Flash Memory Seller – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Fälschung? If A USB Flash Drive Uses A Sticker To Indicate Capacity – You will Be Cheated And Frauded.

256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

16GB Sony Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – Brown or Black Leather Stamped With Sony Name

BEWARE of FAKE 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB USB Flash Drives – The Most Famous And Oldest Fake Still Sold On eBay And Internet Sites

tradetang.com zhoumeili Flash Memory Seller – Warning Test Immediately! Wholesale -20pcs 128GB Flash Memory USB 2. 0 Pen Stick Thumb Drive Leather $18

x.flash.king eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Singapore target=”_blank”

Urgent! Fake Memory eBay wishing.pond Fake Flash Memory Seller High Alert Devious – Singapore. Leather USB Flash Drive Fakes!

Fake Memory eBay water.h20 Fake Flash Memory Seller High Alert – Singapore. More Fake USB Leather Pen Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drives Sold On eBay.

Important Information About No Returns On eBay Do Not Be Intimidated:

eBay Sellers “No Returns” For USB Flash Drives. What Does This Mean? Is It Legal? Are Sellers Trying To Scam Buyers With Fake Memory? SOSFakeFlash Report On Changing Trends eBay Sellers And The War To Stop The Sale Of Counterfeit And Fake Memory On eBay. The No Returns On eBay Beware Of Fraud!

What can you do if you bought fake memory on eBay?

SOSFakeFlash Announces Phase III For Operation Fake Flash Storm Against eBay. Toward A Fake Flash Drive Free World – No More Counterfeits – No More Data Loss! Using Social Media To Fight Fake Memory. Do You Have A Facebook Account?

How To Warn Others On eBay As A Fake Flash Angel – Fight Back Against Fake MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives – A Guide

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