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Did Your eBay Seller Sell You Fake Flash Memory? SOSFakeFlash Deadline To Report Sellers For The New List Of Fraudsters On eBay Is Fast Approaching, Do Not Delay! Fight The Scam eBay Permits For Flash Memory.

Posted by DragonDakel on December 7, 2011

SOSFakeFlash investigates eBay sellers who sell fake capacity flash memory, this includes usb flash drives, memory cards and MP Players. They publish alerts, we only issue warnings on eBay sellers to test for real flash memory storage capacity. FakeMemorySentinel is the first line of defense to protect eBay members.

SOSFakeFlash is the oldest and most deadly internet site to sellers who engage in flash memory fraud. Fraudulent sellers who inflict harm on people by selling dangerous upgraded flash memory enter a new kind of hell – the SOSFakeFlash database!

Periodically SOSFakeFlash publishes lists of eBay sellers who have been caught. The lists are infamous, sellers can not get off the list no matter how hard they try! Buyers consult these lists, many write to SOSFakeFlash and inform them they had no idea so many eBay sellers were involved!

eBay Fake Flash Sellers The last lists were published in February 2011. 1600+ eBay seller ids are on them, is yours?

New lists are overdue, SOSFakeFlash is preparing to publish new ones. If you want your fraudulent seller to be recorded and on the lists, you do not have a lot of time to report your seller. It is easy to do, read Report A Fake. Sending the information is simple. SOSFakeFalsh needs your information to begin an investigation ,start recording information on your seller to preserve in their databases.

Addressing information is especially useful, it helps them to identify counterfeit rings operation on eBay. Yes counterfeit rings! There are quiet a few of them. SOSFakeFlash uses the addressing information to connect the dots, something eBay does not what you to provide. Check the mailing envelopes you received, do not throw them out! Should an eBay email robot get a hold of you…. or the seller, grab any return address information they give you, send it to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com ! In many cases the addresses they will provide you with are also fake! Designed to have you return items to the fake flash void and cause you not not only lose your money for postage but to lose out on your eBay claim, it is a very old scam. eBay knows about it, but do you?

According to insiders at eBay and investigators in the FrankenFlash Project, eBay carefully monitors warnings published at this site. Unfortunately they are using FakeMemorySentinel to their advantage – suspending sellers and removing listings for fake flash memory items sold. This means you are engaged in a race against time. If you delay reporting in to SOSFakeFlash two parties win: eBay, eBay seller of fake memory. You lose. Other buyers who bought the products lose.

Recently SOSFakeFlash published this helpful article and with good reason:

Who Do You Report Fake Flash Memory Purchased On eBay First? eBay Or SOSFakeFlash? Understand The Truth And Your Part In Fraud Memory Fraud.

Some people are quiet, timid, afraid. It is unfortunately they were frauded on eBay, but in believing in the false protection eBay provides to members, they are exactly what eBay hopes for, people who will do NOTHING. It is a sad and deadly mistake. It leads to new people becoming victims. More frauded buyers. It will continue, until people decide to Fight Back.

You must test your item with H2testw. It is a free software and the best available to detect fake flash capacity.

H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

Never use any flash memory item before you test for the real storage capacity. Failure to do so, could cost you your files. Be proactive and test! If your eBay seller frauded you, report to SOSFakeFlash, get your seller investigated and on the new lists they are going to publish, you will be doing yourself and other buyers a big favor!

Please note, FakeMemorySentinel, is complying with the new initiative for Phase IV by the FrankenFlash Project and SOSFakeFlash. After attending the meeting, reviewing information on eBay we voted for it. Unfortunately we are unable to disclose what we have learned, it is in your interest we do not. To the eBay insiders who have chosen to come forward, they put you in front of their jobs – not easy to do.

More Info:

Can eBay Stop The Sale Of Fake And Counterfeit Memory? A Frauded Buyers Simple Insight To Solving The Problem For Fraudulent eBay Listings.

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.

Deadline Report Your eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller – SOSFakeFlash

Global Report – eBay Fake Memory 2008 – 2009

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How To Spot Fake Corsair Flash Drives On eBay Flash Voyager USB 64GB 128GB 256GB. eBay Flash Memory Sellers gadget-eshop – microtech72 – moscato91 – uniorjvn – marquisjones2011 – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Fälschung?

Posted by DragonDakel on September 5, 2011

It is not difficult to spot counterfeit and fake corsair flash drives on eBay, it is easy. You just need to visit Corsair to research the model offered before you bid and buy. If you are not sure, contact Corsair technical support about the eBay listing and ask if it is genuine or not. If only eBay sellers would do the same thing before listing, many buyers would be spared from fraud. For example the Flash Voyager usb flash drive was only manufactured in capacity up to 32GB, therefore any advertised size greater is for a fake.

You can see a good catalogue for Flash Voyager Fakes at FlashDriveFacts.

If you bought a flash memory item from any of these eBay sellers: gadget-eshop – microtech72 – moscato91 – uniorjvn – marquisjones2011 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 official 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.

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

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.

gadget-eshop – Romania

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64GB Corsair Flash Voyager USB Flash Drive

microtech72 – United States

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CORSAIR 128GB Flash Voyager USB drive Brand New Sealed

moscato91 – United States – No Returns

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Corsair 128GB USB Flash Drive

uniorjvn – United States – No Returns

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128gb 128 gb usb flash memory drive

marquisjones2011 – United States

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Cosair voyager 128gb usb flash drive

About No Returns Issue On eBay Read:

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!

Corsair Read:

Corsair Confirms That eBay Is A Source For Counterfeit Non Genuine USB Flash Drive Purchases

Victim Of Counterfeit Flash Voyager GT 16GB and 32GB Purchased On eBay Creates A Visual Guide

Corsair Voyager 64GB Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drives Found On eBay

eBay ace-tech Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Australia. Fake Corsair 128GB USB Water proof, Shock Proof, DUST PROOF Offered on eBay. More eBay Fraud And PayPal Playing Games About “Authentic”. Never made by Corsair.

Fake 128GB Corsair Flash Drive Counterfeit Voyager Pen Sticks Continue To Be Sold On eBay.

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Using A Sticker To Indicate Capacity For USB Flash Drives. Beware, You Might Be Buying Fake Capacity. eBay Flash Memory Seller charlie06charlie – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Fälschung?

Posted by DragonDakel on September 4, 2011

For many years fraudulent flash memory wholesale sites in Asia have been using little stickers indicating capacity size for usb flash drives. SOSFakeFlash has many reports from victims on eBay who bought them.

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It is usually a shiny silver sticker that changes in the light, similar to a hologram. Over the years it has become one of the classic signs for a generic fake capacity usb flash drive. These stickers range in printed size from 4GB to 512GB. Fakes usually start at 8GB these days. They are easy to place on the flash drives and very low cost. It is also a sign of a cheap price, at least for the importer. Would a respectable and proud manufacturer of flash memory use a sticky label? It is not professional. If you see a label like this on a usb flash drive you purchased, beware and test the real capacity immediately before using.

If you bought a flash memory item from eBay seller: charlie06charlie 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

charlie06charlie – United Kingdom

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USB MEMORY STICK 32GB -FLASH DRIVE – METAL SWIVEL STYLE

Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports

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Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

Posted by DragonDakel on February 26, 2010

Counterfeiters of Kingston Technologie’s USB flash drives are now more sophisticated. How can you detect and validate if you have a genuine item? FakeMemorySentinel has some important information to help you.

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Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Posted by techchips on February 11, 2010

Fake Flash Memory is false capacity memory. Flash nand memory chips have been reprogrammed to lie about their true capacity. They trick operating systems into believing they are bigger then they really are. Once you exceed the real capacity of the memory chip, you will loose data and files. There is no place on the memory chip.

Fakes are created by reprogramming the flash memory chip with special software. Certain usb flash controller chips have flaws. Fake Flash Memory sellers always seem to use the same chip sets. Products affected are usb flash drives, MPx players and memory cards. A strong indicator of a fake, is the price paid. See Global Report – eBay Fake Memory 2008 – 2009

To make sure you did not purchase a fake flash memory item, you should always test it for capacity. The best tool is H2testw. It is free. To learn more about it read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

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