Private auctions are a fraudulent sellers best weapon to evade detection on eBay, especially for flash memory producrts. These days 32GB 64Gb 128GB and 256GB advertised capacity are hot. They are usually used by eBay sellers in Asia. You will find Western sellers using them too. In almost all cases, they are violating eBay policy. They tend to make the most money and according to SOSFakeFlash, are the hardest to shut down. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by techchips on August 1, 2010
Tool Software To Test Flash Memory – USB Flash Drives, MP Players, Memory Cards. Best In Breed, Free And Accurate Too! Recommended By SOSFakeFlash.
Posted by techchips on May 2, 2010
How do you test the memory capacity of flash memory? Find out the real size? If you want to make sure that your usb flash drive, memory card or mp player is the size sellers advertise, you need to use a simple and easy to use software tool. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by techchips on February 3, 2010
SOSFakeFlash collects information and data on eBay for fake flash memory products sold. They just completed a two year study. Do you want to know how much eBay sellers charge for fake MPx players, memory cards and usb flash drives sold on eBay? What buyers pay on average?
Posted in Flash Memory Education | Tagged: Consumer Education, eBay Member Bid Prices Flash Memory, Fake Memory Fraud, Flash Memory, FlashChipTech, FlashFakeCentral, SOSFakeFlash, What eBay Sellers Charge For Fake Memory | Leave a Comment »
Posted by techchips on December 28, 2009
SOSFakeFlash has just released a list of the top 25 countries receiving fake flash memory products purchased on eBay. Read: eBay – Top 25 Countries Frauded. Fake Flash Memory Items Available On Ebay. 200912
Part of the problem is that members on eBay have no understanding as to the real costs of flash memory chips.
There is an need to increase awareness. Education.
- 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?
- Flash Memory Prices Are Rising In 2009 – Up To 25% Since April 2009. Danger Of Grade C and D Being Used In False Capacity MP Players, USB Flash Drives And Memory Cards.
You can help promote awareness and educate the public. Please visit internet sites in your country and let them know about FrankenFlash Project Sites:
- http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/ (Main Site)
- http://fakeflashnews.wordpress.com/ (News On Fake Flash Memory Items)
- http://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/ (The Facts On Flash Memory – Archive On Brand Names Being Attacked)
- http://fakememorysentinel.wordpress.com/ (Early Detection System, Special Projects)
- http://flashfakecentral.wordpress.com/ (Reports, Stories, Other Activities In The Battle Against Fake Memory Products)
- http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/ (Repairing And Restoring Memory Chips To Original Capacity)
Posted by techchips on December 18, 2009
The world’s mini usb flash drive is available in 500GB! It is smaller in size then anything Kingston Technologies can offer. It is also a lot cheaper! Do you want to know who sells it?
Posted in Flash Memory Testing, TechChips - News, USB Flash Drives | Tagged: Can You Do it?, eBay 500GB, eBay Fraud, eBay USB Flash Memory, FlashChipTech, How To Test Flash Memory, Making Fake Memory, SOSFakeFlash, What Is The Largest USB Flash Drive Size | 11 Comments »
Flash Memory Prices Are Rising In 2009 – Up To 25% Since April 2009. Danger Of Grade C and D Being Used In False Capacity MP Players, USB Flash Drives And Memory Cards.
Posted by techchips on September 17, 2009
The price of flash memory chips continues to increase since April 2009, as much as 25%. A recent article published by Digitimes on 14 September 2009: Apple demand causing serious NAND flash shortage in Taiwan explains some of the reasons why.
Few consumers have any idea about the cost of the flash memory chips used in their mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards. Many fall prey to fraudulent sellers, who sell them items with false capacity – flash memory chips that have been digitally altered to report a size much larger than they really are. You usually find these items for sale on eBay. Usb flash drives advertised as 16GB are sold for as little as $15 US. 32GB memory cards are frequently won for $25 and under. MP Players advertised to be 8GB or 16GB often sell in the $15 and $30 US range.
What are the new costs of flash memory chips?
Posted in Flash Memory Education, TechChips - News | Tagged: Counterfeit Flash Drives, eBay Fraud, Flash Memory, FlashChipTech, FrankenFlash Project, Repairing Flash Memory Chips, SOSFakeFlash | 5 Comments »
Beware Ebay Fake Memory! Detailed Study Revealed By FakeFlashNews On MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Pen Sticks
Posted by techchips on September 2, 2009
SOSFakeFlash tracks eBay sellers of False capacity mp players, usb pensticks and memory cards. When victims report in using the Report A Fake Tab they add the information into their database.
FakeFlashNews has just released a report from SOSFakeFlash. The controller is “The Don Of Fake Flash In The Orient” – he seems to control many different eBay seller id’s. The fraud is amazing! It appears to be the biggest and most sinister counterfeit ring operating on eBay for fake flash mp players, memory cards and usb flash drives. The fraud appears to be estimated in the millions.
It’s hard to believe. Ebay doesn’t seem to have any interest in stopping this scam.
Posted in TechChips - News | Tagged: Data Loss, Don Of Fake Flash In The Orient, eBay Fraud, eBay Scams, Fake MP Players, Fake USB Flash Drives, FakeFlashNews, FlashDriveFacts, SOSFakeFlash | 1 Comment »
PayPal Telephone Numbers – Quick Reference Guide To Get A Human Responding Instead Of An Email Robot
Posted by techchips on August 31, 2009
How can you contact Paypal? A lot of people who need to file claims against fraudulent sellers find themselves drowned in email robotic responses that have the intellegence of a peanut.
The problem is responses to members are are cut from templates, no real intellgence is required. Contacting Paypal by telephone requires a person respond to you. The results can be varied but it is better than an email robot. You should explain the situation and not let the person brush you off or give you a story – demand escalation or that they contact a supervisor immediately you feel they are not helpful.
If you need to settle a claim, try to call. Use toll free numbers if you can.