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MSI warns users about Fake/Unauthorised GPU Sellers

MSI issues warning against unauthorised dealers

MSI warns users about Fake/Unauthorised GPU Sellers

MSI warns users about Fake/Unauthorised GPU Sellers

MSI has issued an official warning on their website to inform their community that illegitimate resellers are attempting to sell consumers counterfeit MSI graphics products, selling their products at a deceptively low price when compared to legitimate online retailers. 

The two websites that MSI specifically warned their users about are msi-stores.com and mc-stores.com, both of which use MSI brand images to offer an appearance of legitimacy to those who browse the website. Both of these web stores promise to deliver MSI Gaming graphics components at absurdly low pricing, more than cheap enough to trigger the usual "this is too good to be true" trigger in the minds of most consumers. 

Below is MSI's full warning, urging their community to stay away from both retailers. At the time of writing both websites are still active.    
  

      We extend our heartfelt thanks to global fans and communities for your love and support for MSI and MSI products. As a leading gaming brand, MSI has been devoted to providing players with the best gaming experience and service. However, the recent phenomenon of unauthorized dealers selling counterfeit MSI products has caught our attention.

We urge users to purchase MSI products through MSI authorized channels such as authorized dealers, distributors and e-commerce platforms to avoid any counterfeits and protect your own rights.

The following websites are NOT MSI's official websites or authorized dealers. Please keep away from these websites! Thank you.

http://msi-stores.com/
http://www.mc-stores.com/


MSI warns users about Fake/Unauthorised GPU Sellers
 

Fake retail listings are not uncommon, scammers who seek to make some quick money at the expense of someone else. In recent years, counterfeit GPUs have become increasingly common on websites like eBay, where sellers purchase older graphics cards in bulk and flash custom BIOS files onto them to make them appear as if they are a higher-end model inside the system of a customer.

This article should be considered as a public service announcement for GPU purchasers, especially for PC builders in the US where these two websites seem to target. 

You can join the discussion on MSI's warning against fake/unauthorised GPU sellers on the OC3D Forums.    

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13-06-2018, 13:27:01

scubasteve
excellent now got me thinking about the one i got just 4 days ago Quote

13-06-2018, 14:00:42

g0ggles1994
I decided to check the first site for giggles and found that it actually says "Free shipping on all Dyson machines" You'd need a lobotomy to fall for thatQuote

13-06-2018, 21:40:50

Wraith
The whois look up on the domain is a huge giveaway, a residential block in China and recently reregistered at an address in China that doesn't exist. Just spread the word and be vigilant online, I know we are all pretty tinterwebz savvy but some of our loved ones especially the elderly and young naive aren't so lucky.

Anyhow the company in question responsible for these bogus domains of which there are hundreds is the Shanghai Meicheng Technology Information Development co. ltd, and they are currently under investigation by ICANN.Quote

13-06-2018, 23:38:32

Excalabur50
Good of MSI to warn their customers about these bogus sites and bogus sites like these should be prosecuted to the full extent of the lawQuote

14-06-2018, 06:41:38

LucasOriginal
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Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
Good of MSI to warn their customers about these bogus sites and bogus sites like these should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law
Who is stupid enough to think that they will get a GPU like this for 80$, for real some people just beg for being scammed, since they dont use their brains. The fact that some people fell for this is a crime on mankinds intellect, these sites, obviously wouldnt exist if they didnt make good money from naive people. Its the peoples fault, the site is just an effect of peoples greed and naive behavior.Quote
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