MSI warns users about Fake/Unauthorised GPU Sellers

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.