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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany 76

An anonymous reader writes "Several fake NVIDIA cards — probably GeForce GT 440 — have had their BIOS reflashed to report themselves as GeForce GTX 660. They were sold under the brand "GTX660 4096MB Nvidia Bulk" but only deliver 1/4 of the speed of a real GTX 660. Investigations are ongoing into who did the reflashing, but several hundred of them have already been sold and are now being recalled."
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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

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  • by gnasher719 ( 869701 ) on Thursday August 28, 2014 @05:04AM (#47772589)

    No biggie, I contacted Amazon and received a full refund, and the dealer was soon after banned from Amazon, apparently I wasn't the only one being scammed.

    Meanwhile, not everybody found out in time, not everybody bothered complaining, and the fraudster pocketed a lot of money. After being banned from Amazon he started a new company under a different name and does it again.

    The only way to prevent this is someone pressing criminal charges and someone going to jail.

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