It seems that the counterfeits can even strike a well-known retailer. Newegg recently suffered this humiliation when customers who ordered Core i7-920 processors found themselves with fake products, from a piece of metal that masqueraded as the processor down to a manual that consists of just sheets of paper stapled together.
Tech Report - Ordered a Core i7-920 from Newegg recently? Then take a good, hard look before starting to build your new system. TechPowerUp reports that a number of customers have complained about receiving seemingly counterfeit Intel processor boxes.
It appears that Newegg got the old switcheroo from some supplier, even if the company will not say so. Click here for the full read.