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Watch out for the Ryzen-Intel RMA scam on Amazon

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by qubit, Jul 17, 2017.

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  1. qubit

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    Say whut?! First time I hear of anything like this and I still don't quite get how the fraud works.

    From the sound of it though, it only affects you if buying from a marketplace seller. Buy direct from Amazon and you should be ok. I normally buy direct from Amazon and have very few problems.

    Fake Ryzen CPU. Looks suspiciously like an Intel CPU...
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    What seems like a very well organized mass-RMA fraud is seeping through the cracks over at Amazon. In a very short period of time, two users have so far reported receiving a fake Ryzen processor and both have indicators of being orchestrated by the same person(s). While Amazon did offer both of them refunds and even a gift card, these type of scams might turn away first timers who want to try the PC-building experience and even lead to damaged motherboards in some cases (which Amazon will probably not cover).

    http://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-rma-fraud-on-amazon
     
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    Just report it on Amazon.com
     
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    Someone found a core 2 duo and a laser etcher...
     
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    Yep probably a box of c2d
     
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    Still, I can promise you some enterprising young fanboy will come along soon enough to say "I'd take the core 2 duo before the Ryzen" ;)
     
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    I was going to make a sarcastic comment about magic glue if it was a c2q
     
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    The real question is if is a prototype for AMD GPUs on Intel CPUs.
     
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    It is sad how greedy people can get. They took the scam too far. They could have done this an never really even been detected as a scam.

    Man, people today just don't know the art of a con anymore...
     
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    I mean at first I was like "scam," but then I saw the thumbs up in the product photo and I knew it was all going to work out just fine.
     
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    "I'd take the core 2 duo before....ah man...
     
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    for $600 it comes with a gold plated coffee mug with your initials :p
     
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    Remind me of the good old days of AthlonXP, or even Duron fakes.
     
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