Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2008«

Alert! Seller wusimz identified as selling fake flash

December 31, 2008 by


Seller wusimz has been on ebay since 14-Nov-08 in China and to date has almost entirely positive feedback. Intially this seller started with what may have been genuine 2GB flash drives then in mid December switched to selling fake 16GB drives. One model sold has been tested and shown to be a fake capacity drive. […]

FrankenFlash Project Launches New Sites To Meet Demand For Help With Fake Flash USB Pen Sticks – Flash Cards – MP Players

December 29, 2008 by


In recent weeks existing websites run by the FrankenFlash Project have been overwhelmed by consumers seeking help for false capacity flash devices purchased. The demand caused the international site to exceed it’s monthly bandwidth. Currently run by volunteers who fund expenses from their own pockets, the available sites have been limited. The issue needed to […]

eBayers Against False Capacity Flash – Access Demand Too High

December 25, 2008 by


The FrankenFlash Project’s – eBayers Against False Capacity Flash website is temporarily closed until January 2009. The demand for information on Fake Flash devices on eBay has been too high during the month of December 2008. We blew the bandwidth quota. Arraugh! Fortuantely SOSFakeFlash is the main site, eBayers Against False Capacity Flash is a […]

Seller qingchushangwangjilu listings removed and deregistered

December 23, 2008 by


This suspect seller sold many flash drives of the model pictured here in December using  private listings. Ebay has removed listings following reports  from ebayers that the seller was using private listings and that drives were likely to be fraudulently programmed. If you bought the flash drive pictured from this seller test it immediately with h2testw. If it fails the […]

Another 120GB fake being sold in the UK

December 21, 2008 by


Another 120GB drive was advertised by a UK seller on Ebay in  mid December.  The seller had 100 of these drives and initially I thought he might be an innocent victim of fake flash because he withdrew a listing on 15th December. It now seems he is not so innocent after all.  If you bought a flash drive […]

Fake Sony 120GB Micro Vault USB Flash Drive Penstick On eBay

December 12, 2008 by


FakeFlashNews has an amazing discovery sent by SOSFakeFlash – a 120GB Micro Vault counterfeit drive has recently been sold on eBay from the United Kingdom. Hard to believe, but true. The packaging indicates that it must be a left over from the first wave of counterfeits send abroad at the end of 2007 or early […]

About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed

December 11, 2008 by


FixFakeFlash from SOSFakeFlash, explains steps to rescue a fake flash (counterfeit) drive. How you can try to return it to its true size. Wrestling with FrankenFlash drives to make them useful is a mystery to most victims of fake flash drive purchases. The information FixFakeFlash has for you comes from the efforts of fake flash […]

16GB Flash Memory Thumb Pen Stick eBay Bargains SOSFakeFlash Issues Warning

December 6, 2008 by


FakeFlashNews has received an urgent communication warning against buying any bargain price 16GB flash drive pensticks on eBay. This warning is for unbranded flash USB drives mainly 16GB but also 32GB. Interviewed by Techreporters, SOSFakeFlash, part of the FrankenFlash Project explains why they asked us to release a communication advising people not to buy: