Organized Crime Hits eBay – Singapore Crime Ring Exposed

Posted on June 20, 2010 by

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Warning! Singapore gangs are selling fake flash memory on eBay. They are well organized and coordinated. If you see a buyer in Singapore purchasing an item from a seller in Singapore, it is to manipulate the sellers feedback score. The feedback they leave, is most of the time, within minutes of purchase. “feedback left for others” also links them to all of the sellers in Singapore. Check the very first feedback they leave, it will always be some buyer or seller in Singapore,. They also, leave fake feedback messages: “real capacity”, “fast delivery” “made in Japan “or “passes H2testw”.

This is a special report from FakeMemorySentinel’s Spookie, investigator and lead detective in Dragon Dakel’s team. Read just how well organized this ring is, how little eBay does about it. Spookie reveals how fake flash memory crime rings are set up on eBay. After reading his report, you will be able to spot who the next Singapore eBay fake flash memory sellers will be! – TechReporters .

Spookie on eBay’s Singapore crime ring for flash memory:

Here is how it works. First, they set up an account on eBay, then activate it at a later date. They use these accounts to purchase or sell items, usually cheap items like jewelry, small capacity flash memory drives usb and sd cards or cell phone accessories, to build up the positive feedback. They later switch to larger capacity flash memory items 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256gb. They either sell you a fake capacity usb or sd card or fail to delivery the item all together.

Setting up accounts. (Note: use toolhaus.org it will take you directly to any of these sellers and it will also give you all of the negatives and neutrals).

Take hp.accessories.888, for example. He buys only 2 & 4 usb drives from Singapore sellers. I like to refer to him as a primer, he sends out positive feed back to drive up other Singapore sellers feedback scores.

Take look at his feedback page, he has a score of 37 right now and is rated at 100% , looks normal.

Check the feedback for hp.accessories.888 as a buyer from checkpoint.23, japan.quality, beancurb-88, lets.rock.now, gift.4u, sgbest.2122, supzer.price90 , my-mobile999 and value.store.555.

The feedback is identical word for word:

“Thank you for an easy, pleasant transaction. Excellent buyer. A++++++”.

Feedback left for others. Let’s go back and look at hp.accessories.888 feedback left for others”.

He left over 194 feedbacks, with a score of 35, what happened to 159 feedbacks from sellers? Almost all buyers and sellers leave feedback. What happen? They got lazy and didn’t think anyone would noticed.

Another thing to look at under “feedback left for others” is the large numbers of sellers that are no longer registered, all are in Singapore.

Lets look at the feedback hp.accessories.888 left spicy.bar6 item # 180515496145, notice the feedback date and time, Jun-06-10 at 21:36.

The sale was on Jun-06-10 at 21:33:58 PDT, the feedback was sent less than 3 minutes after the item was sold! Same thing with united-color100 item # 27058733508 the sale was on Jun-06-10 at 21:33:53 PDT feedback was left on Jun-06-10 at 21:36 less than 3 minutes later. All of the feedback is sent out has the actual date time with the same message. These transactions are nothing but feedback manipulation.

hp.accessories.888 feedback

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list of members that are setting up these accounts:

member

member

location

feedback

feedback left

difference

since

score

for others

sg-cheapdeals

Nov-18-2009

Singapore

20

173

153

super.value2009

Sep-24-2009

Singapore

25

177

152

zflashz.2009

Nov-18-2009

Singapore

23

111

88

a.good.seller

Dec-11-2009

Singapore

28

183

155

charming.p2012

Dec-5-2009

Singapore

24

132

108

factory_price09

Nov-23-2009

Singapore

26

106

80

memory.angel233

Oct-31-2009

Singapore

26

127

101

flashprince.2009

Nov-21-2009

Singapore

20

123

103

Here is another example of feedback manipulation: checkpoint.23, item # 180508164988. Go to the item and click on view, next click on 9 sold, that will give you the purchase history, now you can see the purchase history and can compare it to “feedback for as seller”. Just match up the feedback scores on both list. All of the items sold are 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drives. Look at some the feedback they are all fake. One says, it was tested another got it yesterday.

Where is eBay?Even if you report a violation eBay doesn’t do anything. If they do take action it is usually just the seller, but all of the buyers are violating the same feedback policy and should suspended. I guess you can look at it this way: eBay makes money off the fake sales or they are to busy. What ever they are doing, they are letting their customers down and the crooks take you money.

To learn more about how the FrankenFlash Project tracks eBay sellers registered in Singapore see:

Suspect eBay Seller ids:

If you bought a fake usb flash drive from one of them, please report immediately to SOSFakeFlash using the Report A Fake Tab :

64.window.7
99*centshops
99.powerflash
a.good.seller
acrobaticjump
aliba.801
babyrockuu
best.flash100
big-birdy0
big-storez
blu.tack.mouse
blue.oceanlu
blue.sky4511
bluebid_100
boxeduphere.76
breadtalk-2010
burbunny_10
charming.p2012
checkpoint.23
chromeg.2
clear-storee
crawford.092
cruzman100
crystal-bre
ctrl_alt_del7880
dance.043
drypastaaa
elephoneee
everydayy_shine
factory_price09
factory_price09
feed back left
flash*8431
fly-pork
from.japann
games.90u
garang-barang
goodbargain.2010
goodman-199
hang0ut
hanyamobilee
heartedwind
hello.shopz
hot.dog228
hp.accessories.888
iloveit.805
imagine-the-goodness
its-dirt-cheap
japan.quality
japan.sellers
japanesebento
jingleinbeat
jjworld*23
latelybluee
latelybluee
lelongsales.2010
lokthetok-x
long.island999
lookn0more
lopp0l
m1singtelsg2010
madly.in.love49
maggieme33
magic.works13
man.power911
mantou-sweet
memory.angel233
memory.king2010
meng.meng177
midwest.story
miko-puca
mirage.food
misipoolve
modely2kk
motorcars-20
mr.flashmanz
mushi-masteress
n0bbutts
net.cafe839
net.cafe839
newly.flash
noodles.8822
nutty-day
one.twoshore
own.storee
pandaflash-x
passs-didi
pewpewpewa1
pigleg_21
pingfendell
pinkish-tint
pinkish-tint
pizzahut.932
priceless.shop
psp.cam
quest.for.best
remote.car
royal-pulls
season.out
secret.key2012
sense.of.muneyz
sg*hotchilli
sg.break.dance
sg-cheapdeals
shumi–the
sim_toh200
smartbro.132
smoke-bad
snowman_688
soootong
spicy.bar6
super.value2009
super130hoot
survived.the.ordeal
thai.boxing
top*grade999
top*seller232
under-world234
undo.redo.copy56
united-color100
united-color100
usddollarstore2010
vernice.dream
vinlkl
vooice.out
walkin-7282
warm.affairs
we.give.u.best.quality
werdebest
what-a-craze
xyz.zoup
yesman.191
zflashz.2009
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