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XFX 5970 Limited Black Edition Security Breach

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I've just received the following email, thought I'd share:

Dear XFX Customers,

In light of recent events, we suspect that one of our HD 5970 Black Edition Limited graphics cards may have been compromised. In our current inventory check of this limited run of 1,000 individually serialised pieces, #68 is unaccounted for. We have evidence of a security breach in our facility, thus we believe #68 has been illegally obtained as the product has yet to be released. Please be aware that the person responsible will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If any news can be provided to lead us to the apprehension of a suspect, or if you can provide us with any information, please report it to security@xfxforce.com. XFX will reward any information leading to the return of #68. Please do not attempt to buy, trade, or barter for this unit. We thank you for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,
XFX
 

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It's part of their marketing campaign. They're not being serious.
 
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I love XFX... My last 3 cards were XFX.... I feel miserable, Gigabyte will never send me mails like that, only stupid standard responses, if any...

Thanks for sharing!!!
 

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I wouldnt report it, id buy it :laugh:
 
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and the prize for having found or at least seen on any site the card which is ?
 
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Got the same e-mail from them today too. Wonder if it is real or just marketing?
 

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LOLz i got the email as well. its kinda a weird joke that nobody gets but yea thats XFX for ya! there a good company
 
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I think i know where it might be!:roll:
 
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lol@ the 5000 bid...wow just wow...epic fail
 
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$5,100...What the hell? I would just build a sick ass rig with that cash and throw in two 5970s. This is ridiculous to pay that much. Kind of like the TWKR edition processors.
 
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stupid assholes 5000 hahahahaha
 
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What a joke lol
 
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Give me 10 bucks and I'll :nutkick: the guy who bid 5 grand.
 

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It's probably part of the marketing campaign as the video, and the seller's bidding via a different username.
 
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Ummmm wasn't that like on $750 earlier on 2day, and now its 5 fuken grand, that money better be goin to charity, if not thats just stupid.
 
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So it worked! Now everyone will follow the bid lol

I bet XFX are behind all the bidders:rockout:
 

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Scam

I'm laughing my arse off as I just created an anonymous Ebay account to bid on that card without any intention of paying, which was at 10,200 like 10 minutes ago and by the time I signed up and verified my email from Ebay, the card and auction were both completely removed without a trace.

I was going to bid and say F them and if they traced my IP somehow then I was simply going to say.........."hey, they scammed me with an email about a breach and scammed the general public into wanting/bidding for this card so I scammed them." 1 good lie deserves another and 1 good kick in the ass does too.
 
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just got this email, Dear XFX Followers,

Thank you for participating in our latest XFX HD 5970 Black Edition Limited marketing campaign. Thanks to you, our Gamertainment Campaign was a huge success.

We received thousands of e-mails from fans giving us leads as to where to find our illusive product #68.

In return for your rabid participation one lucky winner chosen at random from our worldwide database of fans will receive one of these coveted XFX HD 5970 Black Edition Limited graphics cards. So, if this email has been sent to your email address, you are eligible and no further action is required.
SEE OFFICIAL RULES FOR RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The winner will be announced on the XFX HD 5970 Black Edition Limited's official launch date on our XFX Girl Facebook page. Be sure to check there to see if you are the lucky winner!

The item listing of Product #68 eBay is a valid auction. The winning bid is a binding contract and the winner will be committed to purchasing the item. This particular card will be a fully warranted product from XFX. In addition, this highly collectible merchandise comes with the wooden crate featured in the videos and signed by the XFX girls and cast of the promotion.

Watch the official debut of XFX TV and the Gamertainment promo for the XFX HD 5970 Black Edition Limited and check back for more Gamertainment releases coming soon.

Sincerely,
XFX

LOL $15,000!
 
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Lol last listing is 15,000 god jajajaja i could buy a car and still have money to build a xtreme pc with that money XD
 

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Does #68 mean the power of HD 6800 ??? :rolleyes: :p
 
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