In a matter of days, two cases have been reported claiming that they have fell victim to a fraud at Amazon. Apparently, the victims ordered AMD Ryzen processors at Amazon and when they received the package, the processors were fake. Although Amazon offered them a refund along with a gift card for compensation, still this doesn’t fill the trust gap created by the world’s biggest online seller.

Which Processor is it?

Fake heatsink 740x416 Beware! Some fraud sellers at Amazon reported to be selling fake AMD Ryzen Series processors

As soon as the processor was unboxed, the victim noticed it to be a rough conditioned, LGA based Intel CPU with the label of Intel removed in the most unprofessional way. Though the processor looked like a genuine Ryzen processor from outside the box as it had a Ryzen label on it but that was also fake.

Fake tray 740x416 Beware! Some fraud sellers at Amazon reported to be selling fake AMD Ryzen Series processors

Cases Were Reported On Reddit

Reddit being the most famous forum for such discussions, has helped others know about the scam as on 8th July 2017, the first such case was reported, followed by the second one recently, on the 15th of July. Examining the two cases closely, one may reach to a conclusion that both of the victims fell prey to the same scammer as both the processors were reported to be almost in the same condition.

How to Avoid Being Looted?

If you are also planning to buy a Ryzen processor through Amazon, you don’t need to worry, just follow these guidelines to avoid yourself from being looted.

Amazon has different policies of working which allows third parties to sell their products through the platform on Amazon. You need to make sure that you buy directly from Amazon instead of those 3rd party sellers. The genuine links to almost all famous Ryzen processors are listed below, you can get yours from one of these.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Processor (YD180XBCAEWOF)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor (YD170XBCAEWOF)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Processor with Wraith Spire LED Cooler (YD1700BBAEBOX)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor (YD160XBCAEWOF)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD1600BBAEBOX)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler (YD150XBBAEBOX)
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1400BBAEBOX)

Before you order, always check the structure of your desired processor online so that you know that you have got the right one. Also, it’s good to record your unboxing as an evidence and you can post it to Youtube too! Cheers!