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Friday, April 16, 2010

Don’t trust www.tcw-tech.com and Crystal sales manager.

Today I got the item I bought from a chinese website, www.tcw-tech.com, specialised in usb flash drives and hard disks.

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The site looks professional, with detailed infos such as contacts, phone numbers  and payment methods, as well as a detailed catalogue and interesting prices.
For such reasons my colleagues and I decided to purchase three memory sticks Kingston DataTravel 200 sized 256Gb. I had a long discussion with Ms. Crystal, the sales manager. We exchanged emails and chats on the messenger and eventually purchased 3 flash drives for a total of 130 USD.


The result? we got the drives but they are fake! Capacity is limited to 16Gb instead of the promised 256Gb.
The drives seem to be loaded with a bad and hacked firmware: when you exceed 16Gb of data, all files copied onto the drive are unreadable.
On the Internet I have found a useful utility, H2testw, specialised in testing flash drive quality. The result? All tests exceeding 16Gb returned the following:

Warning: Only 3558 of 260936 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
0 KByte OK (0 sectors)
940 MByte DATA LOST (1925120 sectors)
Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
940 MByte corrupted (1925120 sectors)
0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
Expected: 0x0000000000000000
Found: 0xffffffffffffffff
H2testw version 1.3

I have emailed Ms. Crystal and she replied that this is a mistake and she needs to ask her manager and stuff like that..

So.. do not trust this site, they sell fake products.

Here are the contact info, do not send money to these addresses !!

Web site url http://www.tcw-tech.com/
http://www.usbmemorychina.com (same site with different name)
Tel. 0086-0595-28833860  
0086-595-28010026
Email tcw-tech_CEO@hotmail.com
usbmemorychina@gmail.com
Msn tcw-tech_CEO@hotmail.com
usbmemorychina@hotmail.com
Bank Account Number 4772755-0188-083961-8
Contact Name YaZhan Xu or Yuhua Xue
Payment methods Western Union, Payment Via Bank Transfer
Transaction Fee :USD 9.00
Beneficiary Name :UMC Technology Co., Limited 
Bank Name :HSBC Hong Kong
Beneficiary Account : 817-309172-838
Swift Code :  HSBCHKHHHKH
Bank Address :1 Queen's Road Central,Hong Kong
Transaction Fee : USD 20.00
Beneficiary Name : Yuhua Xue 
Bank Name : BANK OF CHINA, SHENZHEN BRANCH, FUTIAN SUB-BRANCH
Beneficiary Account : 4549204-0188-021314-4
Swift Code : BKCHCNBJ73B
Bank Address :518000,Futian-branch,Shenzhen district,Guangdong,China
Payment Via Western Union Transfer

Bank Name : WESTERN UNION BANK
First Name : Yuhua
Last Name : Xue
City : Shenzhen
State : Guangdong
Country : China
Ip Address 204.16.194.116
Other web site connected on the www.tcw-tech.com  Ip address,
I don’t kwok if they are the same as www.tcw-tech.com  but pay attention when you send money to them.
Use http://www.ip-adress.com/reverse_ip/204.16.194.116
Number    Domain/Host   
1.     fywatch.com    
2.     xanaduplaza.com    
3.     ccrr22s.com    
4.     numberonefashion.com    
5.     www.bestnike23.com    
6.     www.numberonefashion.com    
7.     www.e-joining.com
Web site Register info
Registrant Contact:
xufan
fan xu xf99b5148@163.com
13760193272 fax: 05925861834
lianban
xiamen fujian 361004
cn

Registrar: BIZCN.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.bizcn.com
Referral URL: http://www.bizcn.com
Ip address: 204.16.194.116


Here is a an original picture of their contact info, the bank info page has been deleted from the site.

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The site is connected with another site: http://www.usbmemorychina.com, same layout with some little differences, here is a screenshot:

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And here are the web site information:

Web site url http://www.usbmemorychina.com
Email usbmemorychina@gmail.com
Msn usbmemorychina@hotmail.com
Contact Info Ms.Huang Sarah

MSN:usbmemorychina@hotmail.com
Tel: 0086-595-28833860
Email:usbmemorychina@gmail.com
Ms.Mary
MSN:umc-mary@hotmail.com
Tel: 0086-595-28833860
Email:umcmary@gmail.com
General Manager: Ms. Huang Sarah
Technical Support: E-mail: umcmary@gmail.com
Ip Address
Connected Web Sites


Registrant Contatcs







Registrant Contact: 
huli  li hu  83929414.com@qq.com 
13760193272 fax: 05925861855 
lianban 
xiamen fujian 361004 
cn





Ip Address:204.13.71.233
Ip Address 204.13.71.233
Other web site on the same IP.




Pay attention when you send money to them.
Use http://www.ip-adress.com/reverse_ip/204.13.71.233

Number    Domain/Host
1.     www.niketradeweb.com    
2.     giftspop.com    
3.     www.ec98.com    
4.     gogoebay.com    
5.     cotextcn.com    
6.     www.wellbiznet.com    
7.     christianlouboutinheel.com    
8.     www.nikelist.com    
9.     www.gogoebay.com    
10.     nagara-pandora.com    


I Hope that these info will help you saving some money.
I will update this page on a regular basis, so .. check it often!

LAST MINUTE UPDATE:

Here is another connected web site: http://chinaphonewholesale.com

Web site image:

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Web site http://chinaphonewholesale.com
Ip Address 204.16.194.104
Other web site on the same IP.




Pay attention when you send money to them.
Use http://www.ip-adress.com/reverse_ip/204.16.194.104

Number    Domain/Host  
1.     range-tech.com     
2.     cameshop.com     
3.     66trade.com     
4.     www.hao-yi.com     
5.     www.cinzee.com     
6.     www.nikeallstar.com     
7.     hao-yi.com
8.     www.unionseller.com
9.     xmputian.com
10.     zzpke.com

Update 2:
Opening the usb key I saw the Chipset Number that is MW8209.
Using a detection tool I found the real flash model: MT29F128G08TAA_16GB