With graphics card shortages still being a massive issue, some people are willing to try just about anything to get their hands on a shiny new RTX card. It’s normal to see people camping outside retail stores in hopes of getting the chance to purchase one. But now, these graphics cards are so high in demand that some are turning to illegal methods to acquire them, Grand Theft Auto style.
According to a forum thread by EVGA Product Manager Jacob Freeman, a truck carrying GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards has been stolen. The truck was moving a shipment from San Francisco to EVGA’s Southern California distribution center before it was unfortunately robbed in transit. The shipment included graphics cards with suggested retail values starting at $329.99 USD and reaching up to $1959.99 USD. This means that the stolen shipment likely included GeForce RTX 3060 and 3090 graphics cards, with other models also possibly in the truck. At the moment it is still unclear how many cards were stolen and exactly how much the shipment was worth.
Watch out for stolen EVGA cards
It is also important to note that buying or receiving any of the stolen products is illegal. This means you’ll have to be extra careful when purchasing graphics cards from the likes of eBay and Craigslist. EVGA has taken some measures to make it more difficult to sell these cards. First, they’ve prevented stolen graphics cards from being registered on their site. In addition, users can verify if a card has been stolen or not by running a quick serial number check at the EVGA Warranty Check page. Furthermore, EVGA will not honor any warranty or upgrade claims on these products.If you have information on any of these stolen products, be sure to send it over to [email protected].