Beware eBay Listings Using “Faulty” To Advertise USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards Or MP Players. 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB Fake Memory. Digitally Altered To Lie About Real Capacity!

Posted on April 19, 2010 by


SOSFakeFlash reports eBay sellers having purchased fake memory products for resale on eBay simply change the wording of their listing titles once buyers report false capacity. They do not remove their listings. Instead they relist mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards as “Faulty”. This is a gross misrepresentation of the truth and is considered outright fraud by the project.

Buyers and sellers on eBay should read: Faulty Flash Memory Chips – Are They Really Faulty Or Have They Been Hacked To Lie About Their Real Capacity?

eBay sellers should test their flash memory items correctly for capacity and routinely retest new shipments received – properly, not with a quick inspection to see what an operating system reports. Fakes are designed to fool operating systems. This is a sellers responsibility.

Is this new wording of “Faulty” an attempt to sneak past eBay’s “Item not as described”?

KittyFireFlash at SOSFakeFlash said:

They may be able to bypass eBay, but not SOSFakeFlash. Listings using the term faulty will not be excluded from alerts. Sellers who discover they have fakes should be contacting law authorities and taking up the matter with their suppliers, not attempting to dump these dangerous items on eBay to reclaim their losses.

We’ve seen this behavior mainly for eBay sellers in English speaking countries, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom over the last two years. It is increasing.

We also fail to understand some sellers who think because they have been made a victim by a wholesaler they have the right to make buyers victims as well. The logic escapes us.

For many fake flash memory sellers in the Orient, the deception is an art form and it has rules. Selling the fakes as “faulty” would have them gasping – simply not done. A crude behavior. So far we have never seen a listing from a seller registered in the Orient advertising flash memory products as faulty.

According to project the only acceptable listing description is the truth – FAKE. It is the most widely understood term,shorter then detailed “false capacity”. If an eBay seller chooses to list items as fake and clearly indicates information inside of the listing on why the item(s) is false capacity; what the actual capacity is verses what operating systems report, then they are not in violation. They have described the item and the truth. FakeFlashNews believes they should also remind buyers if they use these items and exceed the actual capacity of the storage chips, they will loose data and files.