FastMemoryMan is also known as EMartBuy

Posted in fastmemorymanscam at 9:30 pm by blog

So FastMemoryMan has another ebay account called “EMartBuy”, most probably to make it harder for all the people who search for “fastmemoryman” and find sites like this one. More than a few people have either posted here, or emailed me separately to say they won’t be doing business with him having read this site.This second account is registered as being in the UK, which seems highly suspicious. Perhaps this account has something to do with the UK operation that he falsely claims is just his “shipping agent”.I also found some more information on him, this time written by an “ebay trusted reviewer”, you can read it at:
Also while doing some other digging, it seems that his domain emartbuy.com is registered with the following details:

      EmartBuy Ltd
      Chetan Saraf
      135 N MAIN ST
      43160      US
      Phone: 614 5898253
      Email: sarafchirag@blueyonder.co.uk

Interestingly, that email address is a UK ISP. I’ve not checked it, but it’s strange that an american would have an account with a UK cable provider. 


  1. mms said,

    October 6, 2007 at 2:07 am

    I live in that town.

    I came across this because I have a google alert set up for the name of the town and your post showed up in my email. That N. Main Street address is oddly enough pretty much right across from the Sheriff’s Dept. and court house.

    Anyway, the address is in the Columbus, Ohio television viewing area so maybe one of the Columbus news stations would investigate as part of their consumer investigative reporting. After doing some googling I noticed that one of the old addresses for that co. was in Columbus as well.


    I don’t know…just trying to help.

  2. Stephen said,

    October 16, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Hi interesting post the name chirag saraf is the manager of emartbuy uk in birmingham i bought some ram from fastmemoryman and today i phoned them to ask about the memory he sent as it wouldnt load my pc i phoned the company who happens to make it and it is discontinued now and also it is 512mb server ram not desktop! but it is 1gb each stick i bought 2 but the part number is wrong so he has somehow tweaked it and also it has been made and not bought because it doesnt have the genuine label that the company attaches to their genuine ram, although it will fit in the mobo it isnt compatible for that reason the strange thing is is that “chirag” has the same surname as u can see, so maybe a brother who operates the uk company he told me to phone the american number which he read to me off the top of his head makes sense now doesnt it, but he still claimed it was a shipping agent for fastmemoryman and that he didnt know anything about the goods he was sending to the uk as his company just dispatches it in the uk i hope this helps. if need anymore info please email me thanks

    ps how do i register to this blog in order to reply to the other posts? thanks

  3. Maria said,

    October 22, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    I filed a dispute and *sigh* he says that now I filed a dispute I can only return the product to the USA and not the Uk ( as he had suggested before the dispute). He says Pay pal will ‘not recognise returns to any other address’. Is that true?

    Plz help…I’d rather hold on to the damn memory stick that lose even more money from returning it and then losing the dispute ( if it escalates to a claim which is quite possible).

  4. Stephen said,

    October 22, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Ive done the same maria and yes before that he said the same thing and i too still have the memory hes a con and hes just trying it on dont fall for it i currently have the trading standards involved in both uk and usa so please complain and get this scum bag locked up or something lol i dunno im sending it back to the uk address once paypal let me know what they think seeing as it was dispatched from there by his brother no doubt gd luck!

  5. paul said,

    October 29, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Well he got me as well same scam high density ram made to look like proper ddr400 1gb What can you say about this guy ?Micron damon make 1gh hd ram but he seems not to care In email promised a refund if i remove my feedback We shall see at the momment i am using the uk condumer protection act against him oterwise know as the distance selling regulations We will see were it will get me but i want 100% of my money back and wont settle for less from this conman!

  6. phil claridge said,

    November 17, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I have been reading this and i fear i have been caught by the same con. I havent received the item as yet and have already raised a dispute as i thought low price high spec mem DDR2 dodgy UK claims didnt add up. I have also found out that there is a sister company called Komputer Solutions Ltd in Birmingham but as yet have not spoke with them as yet. I have just received a reply to my 3rd email asking when the item was despatched as each previous reply was trying to avoiding answer. He eventually replied with poor english grammer that it takes 3-15 business days from the states. This indicates that the delivery is coming straight fromt the states….Starnge! I am going to just get my money back and will lodge negative feedback on ebay and raise a complaint. My guess is that if i ever receive the memory it will not be as described and bodged to look better than it really is. I am building a high end spec media centre and this item was paid for on the 4th Nov and everything else has arrived even items pruchased from the US.

    Warning to all do not buy from this seller ‘FastMemoryman’ there nothing fast about it!!!

  7. Matthew said,

    January 18, 2008 at 12:25 am

    I ordered 4 1 GB modules and they are actually 32 MB!!!!! I just sent message complaining. Very upset to see so many others scammed and have little hope.

  8. Niklas said,

    January 18, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Hello my name is Niklas and I’m a fool…

    Same thing happened to me. The “high density” scam. Bought two 1gb ddr 400 and none of them work. Tested them on several different boards and they’re stone dead. I’m not gonna send them back, having to pay even more money for no reason, but post lousy feedback on ebay and raise a complaint.

    Is it possible to file a police report? I’m swedish myself so I would’nt no how to do that in US or UK. Anyone?


  9. paul said,

    January 30, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    found this on the guy while searching the net


    B73 6RQ
    emartbuyer.com emartbuyer.co.uk

    Date of Birth:29/06/1977Nationality:IndianOccupation:Manager

    Komputer Solutions Ltd

    A/C : 51003155
    SORT : 600741


    B16 9RR


  10. Paul Hattersley said,

    February 20, 2008 at 2:59 pm


    I recently made the same mistake of purchasing from the ‘fastmemoryman’ 1 Gb stick PC2700 and 2 x 512mb PC133 (for two separate machines of course)!

    The former doesn’t work on HP MB’s, neither do the latter which are LEI Les 64408TA-7 chips and registered ECC, suitable for servers, but not PC’s.

    A snotty letter demanding a full refund was met by a FMM reply stating that Chiraq Saraf has nothing to do with the ‘fastmemoryman’ Quote:-

    ‘Please note that the information you have listed here has nothing to do with our company. Our company is not owned by Chirag Saraf. He is the owner of the shipping agent we employ in the UK and is not associated directly with our company’.

    So there you have it, for now, the saga continues!

    FMM latest email address is

    mailto: – fastmemoryman@hotbuzz.net

  11. Peter Philpots said,

    February 24, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Oh dear,
    I was shopping for 2x 1Gb DDR and have fallen for the same scam.
    Now it’s too late, I’ve done plenty of Web searching and can see that anyone who takes this guy on will receive retaliatory negative feedback and a very protracted struggle to get any money back.
    Clearly this guy is in Birmingham UK and uses the US mailing address to dissuade people from bothering to return their useless items. He clearly puts so much business through ebay and paypal that neither is about to cut him off.
    I’m contacting Birmingham Trading Standards and would suggest that everyone scammed does the same.

  12. rikbikboo said,

    February 29, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    This scumbag tried it on with me. supposedly i bought 4 gb of ram which has never been recieved. am awaiting paypal to sort this one as the idiot has emailed me and is trying to wriggle out of it by saying got to wait 45 days to prove item is lost and then he will refund.

    well i will allow my dispute to carry out with paypal to get my money back. from what i am reading on other sites he is some how unbranding memory and other items and giving them thier own unidentifiable seriel numbers.

    have another friend who bought same item as myself. oddly it works but cpuid does nt identify any maker of the product just speed its rated at. he’s clever thats for sure.

    kinda takes your faith away in ebay if they cant see what he is doing.

  13. Igor said,

    March 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm


    I have bought many times on the Internet and I always received all the items but with this seller (Chetan Saraf) I asked for the delivery three times to three different address and even to two different countries but in spite of that I have never received the item. Besides the shipping was assured (paid by me). I contact the seller by phone, e-mail sometimes he responds and sometimes not, but what is sure is that I still didn’t receive the item I paid.

    I contacted with State of Ohio Office of The Attorney General, Marc Dann (Consumer Protection Section) but it seems that they are not giving me enough support.

    I have talked with my lawyer and I will report it to the spanish police. As Spain and the EU have agreements with the US to investigate scams my report can be useful. But I need more people to report the scam in order to achieve something. If the quantity scamed in total is at least the minimum to be considered a scam they will have to follow the penal justice system and we have to get back at least the double of the quantity scamed.

    If you are interested in take legal actions against this man (Chetan Saraf) please contact me to this address:

    Best regards

  14. Igor said,

    March 4, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    By the way tell the police about this websites:

    If the penal proccess starts, then the district attorney might use it against him

  15. Igor said,

    March 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    By the way let the police know about these websites:

    If the penal proccess start then the district attorney might use it against him

  16. Richard said,

    March 5, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    I also have been duped by this guy. I bought 3-512 MB DIMMs. When I installed them the computer recognized them as being 64 MB DIMMs. It looks like he has relabeled them with his own sticker. I left negative feedback on PriceGrabber. He responded saying that my motherboard only supports low-density RAM and if I was willing to pay an upgrade price equal to the original purchase price I could return the RAM and recieve the low-density RAM. Smells bad to me. I’m going to cut my losses now and would advise others to avoid this scumbug.

  17. Ian said,

    April 11, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Looks like I have fallen for the miserable sod as well – wherever he is.
    I bought 2 x DDR 333 PC2700 RAM sticks for my HP Presario. He sent 2 x DDR 400 PC3200 RAM that obviously don’t work.
    Various emails back and forth, mainly asking me to send photo of items received as well as Motherboard and CPU details of laptop (for some strange reason) from CPUID site. Stated that the WRONG RAM had been sent and there was nothing I could do to get incorrect RAM to run in the laptop. Finally received email ‘apologizing sincerely’ for the error. Tells me to return for replacement or FULL Refund to EMARTBUY LTD, OHIO and to make sure I arrange tracking of the item on its’ return.
    Now after reading all of the above – Am I stupid enough to return it to wherever and pay out more money? Don’t know yet but working on it.
    I haven’t yet left negative feedback but looks like it could be soon.
    About time Ebay sorted this tawt out good and proper and stopped him trading.
    I live just down the road from Hagley Road, Birmingham so there may just be a knock at the door very soon – did I mention I was a Police Officer! Hope the tawt is reading this….

  18. Martin White said,

    April 15, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I too may have made the unfortunate mistake of ordering RAM through this guy. Today I received my package containing one bent 1gb and one broken 1gb ram, I have emailed him to ask for rectification and now await his response.

    Lets hope it is favorable.

  19. Grim said,

    April 18, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Sadly I have also made the mistake of making a purchase from this seller….

    Been a month, no items…. filed a dispute with paypal…. he has supplied them ( not me ) with a DHL tracking number…. I hope that relates to a UK DHL tracking number, as its supposedly where the items are being sent from Birmingham UK.

    He now wants me to wait a furthur 45 days from his “send date”…. so he can claim off insurance…. why should I wait… I won and paid the same day for gods sake….

    I will say, as someone who has always used Paypal, I am now under the impression they do favour “big sellers” such as him… have asked UK Watchdog to investigate this seller and selling practise on Ebay and Paypal…
    He simply should not be allowed to trade internationally, if he cannot follow UK selling laws.

    Anyone stumbling across this forum… please read it fully… and check this sellers feedback… we are NOT alone and not just a few rambling voices…

  20. andre said,

    April 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    i got 2 1gig ddr 400 sticks from this guy that were dead. i also took these same sticks to a local computer shop where i live and paid the $35.00 bench fee and all i get is the excuses of why hes not at fault for giving me crap.

    i have taken my case to paypal to demand a full refund but he of course has denied ever getting any emails from me but i kept each and every one proving once again he is a lier and a crook.

    i have filed cases with ebay and paypal and all we can hope to see is this seller does not get away from the crooked dealings and business practices he continues to do to ebayers.

  21. Peter Smith said,

    April 25, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I think I have just been stitched up by this guy as well I bought 2 512mb PC3200 DDR none ECC 2.5v, which are not working, in fact I don’t think they are what they are supposed to be, the sticker states 512MB UNB PC3200 CL3, and then PW200804047-0815.
    The chip specs are Emartbuy GD56D04HTP-G5, 0815TWN.
    Can anyone identify these, or know what they fit,
    many thanks
    Peter Smith

  22. Dickyboy said,

    May 8, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I bought a motherboard bundle from this scam of a company. It cost me £190. AmD 64 x2 6400+, 4 gb of ram and an Asus motherboard. I was sent this bundle 3 times and each time i would end up with the blue screen of death at some point on my system. I have it running now and it has gone blue 3 times this week and does not seem as fast as a 6400+ should. Thing is if you want a refund you have to wait for a good month or so and he gets you with the clause on his site which means he gets nearly a third of your money brcause of listing charges etc… I spoke to ebay about him and they seems to think that because he has alot of good feedback he is fine. I think the good feedback is down to people not knowing what they are buying and thinking as it works it is great but not realising that the performance is rubbish. Ebay must love the money they are making off this chap and don’t want to rock the boat. I would have given this bloke a very wide birth if i had known he was such a fraud.

    Cheers Rich

  23. Bob Latchford said,

    June 8, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I bought some memory off him – emartbuy UK and it’s fine. As for you calling him a scumbag seriously grow up. Works fine, was here fast and I’ve had no trouble with anything what so ever. Some people will just moan about anything I guess.

    And I came across this site as I was trying to post some positive feedback on seller emartbuy.

  24. on site pc said,

    June 17, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Hi guys, Well just had a phone call from my customer in Alice Springs Au who, via ebay, purchased 2 x 1 gig sticks ddr 400. He ended up with 2 x 512 gig sticks (they are marked 1 gig though) they work but are not what he paid fastmemoryman for..He is hitting a brick wall now trying to deal with this business and has been given the Ohio address. The ebay page claimed the business was in Oz. The chips were shipped from Germany and are marked “emartbuy”

  25. Michael Walter said,

    July 12, 2008 at 9:54 am

    FastMemoryMan’s fraudulent auctions are happening right under the very eyes of Ebay.
    Instead of intervening they actually PROTECT his scams.
    This is ongoing for YEARS now, and no one seems to be able to put an end to it.

    FastMemoryMan uses fraudulent addresses and fake postage labels to hide his true shipping addresses and whereabouts. All German deliveries are actually shipped from New Zealand, Brits receive their stuff from a fake German address, e.g. out of a mail distribution center in Niederaula, where many fake “mail” companies “run” their P.O. ‘offices’. Google the town name for details!

    I have (so far) failed to stop this obvious scam. Ebay ignores all evidence, does not pull auctions with false article and location statements. In the feedback section for FastMemoryMan they even let him outright lie about his shipping methods, while censoring and removing any critical comments that try to prove the opposite.
    I will cancel my Ebay account now, as Ebay is clearly sitting in the boat with fraudsters rather than the customers of their auctions.

    Interestingly enough not all of FastMemorman’s computer parts are bad. But his business practice is: horrendous, non-refundable shipping (3x the value of many articles, eg $25 for two small memory sticks!), costly returns of all faulty or wrong items to the United States, delayed shipment to undermine the dispute time window of Ebay/PayPal.

    STAY CLEAR OF FASTMEMORYMAN – AND OF EBAY, they obviously collaborate with this individual, while being ripped off by him at the same time: shipping costs of auctions are mere profit fot the seller, Ebay gets nothing!

  26. Fake Name said,

    July 26, 2008 at 12:25 am

    25th july, 2008, FastMemoryMan NARU’d from eBay, other ids are still current

  27. jon levoguer said,

    July 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    i have just bee ripped off by this guy, it wasnt for as much as some people but thats not the point he needs stopping…….might get onto BBC’S watchdog.

  28. darren said,

    July 28, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Looks like eBay/PayPal have eventually done something. I bought 2 x 1Gb sticks and a couple of days after eBay emailed to say auction is cancelled, try and recover your money. So I started a claim with PayPal and this automatically escalated into full claim, rather than just a dispute. Paid on credit card so should be ok.

    Hope everyone gets their money back and this guy gets what he deserves

    P.S. I didn’t read all the comments but noticed one about the UK and US operations not being related. Emartbuy.co.uk looks exactly the same as emartbuy.com so it would appear they are related

  29. darren said,

    July 28, 2008 at 11:02 am

    He’s gone:


  30. BloodHolds said,

    August 2, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    FMM is still going under emartbuy


  31. Peter Kinchington said,

    August 26, 2008 at 7:19 am

    I think I’ve been duped by this fastmemoryman too. Won auction for 32gb fast compact flash card. Paid immediately via PayPal. I was told it would arrive within 10 days I month later I’m still waiting and I need it for my photography business. He keeps on coming up with excuses said initially item was sent from US now says he is sending replacement from UK – no tracking number previously. I just want my money refunded. Don’t buy from this guy.

  32. Andy said,

    August 31, 2008 at 8:27 am


    check out this review, it sounds like a wonderful company, is this the same firm

  33. sandrar said,

    September 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  34. ro-uke said,

    February 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Hi gang, all I can say is, toohlaus.org is your friend!

    It’s an essential tool for eBay buyers as you can enter a seller’s username and it’ll filter out all the negative and neutral feedback for you. This means you can sift through the negs and look for suspicious patterns and it’s invaluable when dealing with someone like this, who has such a high feedback score that the scams don’t show in his feedback percentage.

    Toolhaus is totally free and I’m nothing to do with it, but started using it religiously (and eBay a lot less frequently) after fastmemoryman ripped me off in 2005. I wrote this ‘review’ of my experience on eBay, which a lot of people have found useful and have frequently contacted me for advice about how to deal with him (basically, get your PayPal claim in right away and let him deal with them. Don’t listen to his crap, you will win your claim.)

    In order for ripped off buyers to continue finding the guide, I need to be able to update his usernames as he changes them. Fastmemoryman and Fastflashman are gone now, but emartbuy is still going. If anyone know of any new aliases, please let me know so I can update the review.

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