12-29-2007 06:08 PM
I am posting this to warn people that there are a ton, and I mean a TON of people selling illegal Sandisk counterfeit cards on ebay and various sites. I ordered one myself and didnt realize it until it would NOT work in my Canon Digital Rebel. I googled it, as you can too (google search for counterfeit sandisk ultra) and you will see in the top links there are actually ways to tell the difference between a real and a fake one. Look at the photos and compare yours.
The sad part (and Im sorry sandisk) is that I contacted Sandisk support (twice actually) to let them know about a particular ebay seller that was doing it, and they didnt seemed to be too concerned about it. One rep actually told me (quote) "well there is no way to prove it is the seller that is the bad guy or his source, so there is nothing we can do". (unquote)
ARE YOU KIDDING?? Seriously some needs to get a handle on this.
DONT GET SCAMMED! Buy from a trusted source.
The ebay person that I have confirmed to sell FAKE cards is ebay seller ebuyrealm - do NOT purchase from that seller, You will get your product, but much like the reviews it is not a genuine sandisk card.
Users, please post other places that have proven fakes here.
Message Edited by techdude419 on 12-29-2007 06:09 PM
Solved! Go to Solution.
01-14-2008 05:24 PM
Thank you for your interest in SanDisk products.
Just to clarify, SanDisk does take these issues very seriously. I have turned the eBay seller listed in your post over to our security team. I do apologize for the inconvenience and would like you to know we are doing everything possible to resolve these issues.
SanDisk Support Team
Message Edited by lil_monsta on 01-14-2008 05:26 PM
03-19-2008 05:57 AM
I also have been scammed by an eBay community "Power Seller". His log in is adamas*. He has a few negative feedbacks related to counterfeit SanDisk 4.0GB SD cards so I'm not the only one.
I'm filing a claim with eBay and PayPal to shut this guy down, but they are requesting an "expert" to verify that the cards are indeed counterfeit. Do you have any guidelines to verify authenticity?
Thanks in advance
PS I also have his real name I can send you in an e-mail
Message Edited by jmbunyard on 03-19-2008 06:01 AM
03-19-2008 10:54 AM
Contact Technical Support. They are about your best way to determine if your card is real or not. 1-866-SANDISK
03-29-2008 07:15 PM
I just got done talking to tech support about the authenticity of an ultra ii card I bought off of eBay. I provided the number on the back and they verified it was authentic. It took less than 5 minutes to do and this exercise has given me peace of mind. Thank you tech support!
07-01-2008 05:59 AM
Please know that the number on the back no longer means the card is genuine. The counterfeiters have gotten so good at this that they are now using legitimate SanDisk numbers.
07-13-2008 12:01 PM
I just purchased 5 Extreme IV 16gb cards on Ebay. I should have know better. They are complete fakes. Sandisk doesn't even make these cards. I need these 40mbs cards for our new Sony Z7U cameras. I guess I'll have to buy from Sony as no one else makes this size of card.
Remember do not buy Sandisk from eBay unless you get complete certification from the seller.
08-22-2008 02:33 PM
I've also recently purchased a confirmed counterfeit card from an Ebay seller. The seller's name is FlashMemoryPro. He is still currently selling the same product. I've lodged a dispute against the seller thru Paypal so I'm confident I will get a full refund.
08-23-2008 05:25 AM
People have been selling fakes on ebay for the last three years - it's nothing new. The problem is that it's so easy to just create a new ebay handle and keep doing it...catching the sellers is like playing whack-a-mole.
10-22-2008 06:03 AM
I also bought through eBay a SanDisk ExtremeIII 8Gb for 47 dollars from the seller Wei Tao Feng (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following day I bid for the item, eBay withdrew the object and its seller from their website. I immediately realised there was something wrong with the seller and thought that was the end of the story and I would never hear about the card anymore. UNFORTUNATELY the following week I was asked by my local post office to pick up a registered parcel which happened to be the Flash card. I had some good reasons to believe it was a fake because of a strange behaviour (remaining pix) and my suspicion, and a fake it was. (see full description of a fake SanDisk product from eBay website: http://reviews.ebay.com/FAKE-SanDisk-Extreme-Compact-Flash-Cards-Exposed_W0QQugidZ10000000001456539 )
We may not be able to give you a full refund -- the refund amount is based on the terms of our buyer protection programs.