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eBay Sellers Who Engage In Flash Memory Retail Fraud. SOSFakeFlash Preparing New Lists Of Fraudulent Sellers. Did You Buy Fake Flash Memory On eBay Or An Internet Wholesale Site? Education To Avoid Being Scammed For Flash Memory.

Posted by flashchiptutor on October 25, 2011

SOSFakeFlash is rushing to prepare new lists of fraudulent eBay sellers. Long over due, new lists are needed to prevent eBay buyers from falling into the fake flash memory trap. The last lists issued in February 2011, documented over 1600+ eBay sellers caught in fraud. Over 1800+ eBay sellers are currently in their databases.

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Recently SOSFakeFlash published a notice: Deadline Report Your eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller – SOSFakeFlash. We urge you to report, if you purchased a fake memory card, usb flash drive or mp3 mp4 mp5 players. You will find information at SOSFakeFlash, see their “Report A Fake” tab on the top menu bar.

We catalogue fake flash memory items at this site. It is an important reference archive, used by frauded buyers. Also by potential resellers to avoid buying false capacity flash memory. Do you have one we have not yet documented? If so, send in your information and photos to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com. Fighting flash memory fraud, needs documentation – prevention. Many potential sellers, the smart ones, research the internet before committing to a purchase from a wholesale site, you can help them by providing information assisting both buyers and resellers to detect the fakes. It is better to prevent resellers from unleashing what SOSFakeFlash calls a “Fake Flash Memory Plague”.

Resellers who harm buyers by selling fake capacity flash memory, especially on eBay are documented at SOSFakeFlash. They were forced to introduce a zero tolerance policy as eBay refuses to prevent the sale of false capacity flash memory. This is why they publish lists of fraudulent sellers, to build evidence, to assist buyers who have been frauded. Do you know how many eBay seller countries have been involved in the fraud? SOSFakeFlash has released the list to us. You might find it shocking to see how many seller countries are involved.

eBay seller countries documented in selling fake mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards:








French Guiana


Hong Kong

















New Zealand




Puerto Rico



South Korea


Sri Lanka





United Kingdom

United States


Did you believe fake upgraded flash memory was only sold by eBay sellers registered in Asia?

Resellers on eBay are notorious for NOT researching the product they plan to selling, too many are amateurs – not professional sellers. This does a lot of harm to buyers who lose both information and money. When confronted by buyers, they usually remain in denial. For this reason and in review of data for the past three years, FlashDriveFacts agrees with SOSFakeFlash’s zero tolerance policy for eBay sellers who have been caught selling fake flash memory. We salute their stubborn effort, their tenacity to protect buyers. Without sites such as SOSFakeFlash and FakeMemorySentinel, few would ever learn the truth.

Additional Information:

Lastest News On Flash Memory Fraud

The site for the lastest information and news on flash memory fraud is FakeFlashNews

TechReporters, publish very interesting stories.

Some of the most recent articles

and the most popular:

Kingston DataTraveler 310 DT310/256GB Fake USB Flash Drives Flooding eBay! Fraud Warning.

The most risky and difficult undercover article remains:

32B, XiaoFeng Building Address Fake Flash Memory Selling On eBay. On Site Visit To The Don Of Fake Flash In The Orient.

It is not easy to enter China and get photograhic evidence, very risky. But frauded eBay buyers did investigate one of the worse offenders, 3ToTrade, also known as the “Don Of Fake Flash In The Orient”. It is a very inspirational story, it demontrates how commited people are to stopping and preventing the sale of fake flash memory chips. The commitment and courage demonstated shows just how important it is for frauded eBay buyers to particpate and share their information. Without people reporting to SOSFakeFlash those photos would have never shown up on the internet or the mystery solved for one of the worst eBay offenders.

Testing Flash Memory Chips

H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

Useful for mp players, memory cards and usb flash drives. It’s an old article published in 2008, but it is still the best article available on the internet. It is also the original article that many sites have tried to copy cat or steal. We think it is probably the most important article the author “KittyFireFlash” ever wrote. Over 3100 votes say so.

History On The eBay Problem And What To Do

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.

Probably the best self help article there is.

This article is really shocking!

eBay Flash Memory Fraud Continues. 8 Years later, eBay Continues Cover Up For Fraudulent Asian Sellers. 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB Advertised Capacity = 4GB Real Capacity Or Less

it will leave you speechless. 400+ comments and track backs so far! No wonder SOSFakeFlash has a zero tolerance policy. We don’t know of any article more damming about the fraud eBay permits.

Could eBay Stop Flash Memory Fraud?

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

This is an article my team really likes. If you read it, you might like to spend a bit of time reflecting. Could eBay do something to prevent the issue on their site? It is a question so many people ask.

Not everyone is technically inclined. The amazing thing about this article is what a frauded buyer had to say. Obviously you don’t have to be a techo geek to see the obvious or present a solution.

If an ordinary buyer can present a solution and insight, why can not eBay find one?

Flash Memory Chips, The Grading System

Genuine Verses Fake Counterfeit USB Flash Drives – A Guide – USB Flash Chips Used In USB Flash Drives – Grades A B C D

Finding information on flash memory chip information was not easy. The FrankenFlash project stumbled upon this information several years ago. It is not something flash chip manufacturers want you to know. Some would prefer it remain Top Secret. We chose to expose the information to assist resellers and frauded buyers.

Upgrading Flash Memory Chips Is Big Business

How Can You Spot Fake Flash Memory Chips? What Is the Key Factor That Determines If MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drives Or Memory Cards Are Fake Capacity

The video is short and sweet. Perhaps the clearest and most direct there is. Time passes, but nothing has really changed.

Trying To Repair Or Restore Flash Memory Chips To Their Real Storage Capacity

A lot of frauded buyers around the world are trying to fix their usb flash drives, memory cards or mp players, return them to their real capacity, salvage them. Belive it or not, many resellers are trying the same thing, especially since few ever get their money returned from a fraudulent wholesale site.

It is possible? Yes, sometimes it is. It requires a lot of work and research. The best reference site remains

It is an excellent site, they don’t spoon feed people who want to restore upgraded flash memory. It is a site where determined and committed people are willing to read and learn. The FAQ is not something you want to miss. It is not a site for people who want a quick fix. Resorting upgraded flash memory chips is labour intensive, it requires perseverance and commitment.

Flash memory card resorting is very problematic. To learn why you should read

Fixing Fake SD SDHC Cards, Is It Possible? What Are The Problems And Challenges? What Software To Use To Test For Flash Memory Fake Chips. Is There A Free Download To Check Flash Drives And Memory Cards Size?

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