safe2star Violates eBay FeedBack Policies – Seller Of Fake Flash Memory Products – Massive Fraud

Posted on September 26, 2009 by

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safe2star sells false capacity memory cards and mp players on eBay. This seller has been frauding eBay members for months. On March 9, 2009 SOSFakeFlash issued: safe2star Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert Devious – Hong Kong to warn consumers.

eBay stands by idle and does nothing to protect it’s members from this powerseller. safe2star generates a great deal of revenue for eBay.

The charges against safe2star continue to grow:

  1. Private Auctions
  2. Blackmail – Demand For Positive Feedback
  3. Encouraging Customs Declaration Violations

Private Auctions

safe2star’s listings do not qualify for eBay’s intent for private auction listings. Read eBay Private Auction Listings – eBay Fake Flash Sellers Prefer – Victims Learn The Meaning The Hard Way – A Guide

This kind of auction is used to avoid detection according to SOSFakeFlash. It is not in the interest of buyers but to be able to hide information from buyers. Currently memory cards are not under private auctions but mp players continue. SOSFakeFlash believes that several individuals are selling together under this eBay id.

Blackmail – Demand For Positive Feedback

Sellers do not have the right to advise buyers on the kind of feedback they are to leave for a seller. They may not demand that buyers change feedback left. Read: eBay – What To Do When Sellers Demands You Change Your Negative Feedback To Positive For A Refund Or Demands Positive As A Condition Of Refund – A Guide

Recently SOSFakeFlash Received this report from a victim:

From seller: SZETO CHAK PUN op 24-09-2009 19:31 PDT
Sorry to hear that.It’s really strange.For out items are strict examined by our QC before them shipped out.Maybe the supplier made a big fun on us.Or maybe we made a mistake for we have so many orders everyday.Really sorry for the trouble.If it really not the right one.could you kind keep it and get a partial refund?or could you kind leave me positive feedback for full refund?Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

From buyer: xxxx(me) op 24-09-2009 09:54 PDT
I bought a “New 16GB GB SD SDHC Memory Card Secure Digital Class 6” and its only a 2gb card.Fake memory flash card.With google I found he does this more often:http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/safe2star-ebay-fake-flash-seller-alert-devious-hong-kong/I want my money back asap.

One of the reasons eBay seller safe2star has been able to continue frauding on eBay is his ability to use extortion – demanding positive feedback for a full refund or that buyers revise their negative feedback.

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It is a clear violation of eBay rules.

In demanding positive feedback, safe2star is able to hide the truth. It allows more eBay members to fall victim to the seller. The cycle does not end.

SOSFakeFlash frequently hears from victims who chose to buy from a seller based on the seller’s feedback.

Victims learning the awful truth about the item purchased, do not understand why so many people leave positive feedback for the same item that their testing confirmed to be false capacity flash memory. safe2star demonstrates “WHY“.

eBay members foolishly agree to change their feedback. Their focus is on getting “their” money back, forgetting the fact that in changing their feedback or in leaving positive feedback for a false capacity flash memory item – they contribute to the problem and allow it to continue.

Some do get a refund, many do not. Many eBay members are even tricked into closing their PayPal cases with the promise of a refund. Once closed it can never be reopened. It goes without saying that the moment it is closed the seller ignores the victim.

To date, safe2star has not been reported as attempting to have members close PayPal cases prior to a refund. He is skilled enough that he does not have to go so far. So many buyers actually fall for the “QC” testing. According to SOSFakeFlash it is the number one ploy used. The second, is that a seller was deceived by his supplier. The evidence collected by the FrankenFlash Project indicates this is almost never true. When a powerseller is invloved it is very unlikely.

If any eBay member receives an email communication from a seller demanding positive feedback, or attempts to bargain refunds with a condition of positive feedback for a full refund or asking that negative feedback must be changed to positive, the member should report the violation to eBay immediately! You may also send the emails as proof. eBay can not ignore the evidence you have.

Encouraging Customs Declaration Violations

Using the postal system to send or receive counterfeit merchandise is against the postal laws of most countries. False capacity flash memory is counterfeit. It does not have to be from a brand name.

Anyone who send or receives packages internationally is required to be truthful in their declarations. There are penalties and legal actions individuals can be subject to for false declarations.

safe2star requests that people falsify the value of items being returned. In doing so this seller is encouraging eBay members to violate the laws of their country and also the country the item is being returned to. Any eBay member who has agreed to do this, has committed a violation of customs law. The reason why safe2star asks buyers to do this is to avoid having to pay import duties.

Recently a victim who was code named Jfort by SOSFakeFlash submitted the following email:

safe 2star <safe2star@gmail.com> 20 août 2009 10:49
À: Jfort<jJfort@gmail.com>

Dear friend

Sorry to hear that it still can’t work well,.
If so ,could you kind send it back for a replcement or refund?
I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
Please ship the item without the accessories back (just the card ) to us by the cheapest shipment (such as air mail or send by stemps )to avoid the high fee.
And please let me know the shipping fee of the return item before the shipping/
and after you send it back pls kindly keep the receipt and scan acopy to me,ok?

Address:
PANG YEE FUNG ( s f )
Room 2506
Block AGuoJiMingYuan
JiangBeiLu, Luohu District
ShenZhen 518000
China

Please kindly write down the detailed information of the item in the package when you ship,
including the item number and the problem.

Please indicate low value on Customs Declaration.

When the item is shipped out, please send me a shipping confirmation email with
Your eBay ID
eBay item Number
the scan of the receipt or the tracking no
I shall email you upon reception of the returned item.
Please accept my sincere apologies.
Best Regards
sf

Read: Ebay & International Law – Listings And Transactions – Dealing With Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drives, MP Players, Memory Cards

TechReporters at FakeFlashNews wonders how long eBay and PayPal will permit safe2star continue to fraud.

SOSFakeFlash asks all buyers of safe2star to test any time purchased to determine the true capacity of memory. If you did not receive the advertised capacity, please report in to SOSFakeFlash using the Report A Fake Tab.

You are also asked to file an immediate claim with PayPal, to leave negative feedback and to assist in warning other buyers of this seller.

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