In a kind of second-rate movie one event is going to have a rather dire consequence in the US And that is that a robbery of a truck that was transporting a large number of EVGA GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards has had a rather complicated ending, since that apparently, given the impossibility of stealing said truck itself with the cards inside, they stole all the units, leaving the truck empty. EVGA has ruled on the matter and …
Stealing a truck loaded to the top of cards is an easier option at first glance than having to steal each of the cards and put them in one or more other vehicles. But this is apparently and reportedly what has happened on the trade route between San Francisco and the company’s Southern California distribution center.
From $ 329.99 to $ 1959.99, the full range of RTX GPUs stolen
The information is concise in its statement and now after reading it we will deal with all the points in question, because this affects all those users who want to buy an EVGA RTX 30 GPU, wherever they are from. It was JacobF, a well-known EVGA Product Manager, who raised the alarm on the company’s forum with the following statement:
PLEASE NOTE that on October 29, 2021 a shipment of EVGA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards was stolen from a truck en route from San Francisco to our Southern California distribution center.
These graphics cards are in high demand and each have an estimated retail value of $ 329.99 to $ 1959.99 MSRP.
BE AWARE that, according to state and federal laws:
- It is a criminal and civil offense to “buy or receive” property that has been stolen. California. Section 496 (a) of the Penal Code.
- It is also a criminal and civil offense to “hide, sell, retain or help conceal the sale or retention” of such property.
PLEASE BE MORE IN MIND that:
- If you can successfully register your product and view it in My Products, then your product is NOT affected by this notice, you can also check the serial number on the EVGA Warranty Check page to see if it is affected.
- EVGA WILL NOT RECORD OR GIVE ANY WARRANTY or COMPLAINT UPDATE or RMA on these products.
If you have or receive information related to these products, please share it with us at stopRTX30theft@evga.com.
We appreciate your attention to this issue.
At the moment the number of stolen units has not been specified as well as the stolen versions or models, which makes it somewhat difficult to be alert about this criminal act.
Be careful when buying second-hand GPUs
Although the law prevails that the buyer must have proof that he is buying a stolen product and if not, following the instructions described, he must notify the police as soon as he knows it thanks to the tools seen above, failure to do so constitutes a crime as such.
Therefore, and as a preventive measure to avoid problems, we must ask the seller not only for the purchase invoice for the warranty, but also for the serial number of the card to verify the validity of the product on the mentioned EVGA websites, because otherwise We make and then we verify that we have bought a stolen product, the police will surely seize it and the seller may never be arrested or at least for a long period of time.
In the meantime, we will surely never get back the money we have paid. If we keep quiet knowing this, we are not only committing a crime, but to sell the card the future buyer could do what we have not done and brand us as scammers with the consequent complaint and legal problem.