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November 01, 2013, 02:59:41 PM
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On Wednesday, October 30th 2013 I was leaving from Russia going to USA from DME airport. In my checked in luggage I had 4 chips right next to a camera, laptop and an iPhone. A lock was cut and chips went missing. There was 4 of them, in the original package.

I hope that you and your kids get cancer. I hope it would be slow and very painful, following by painful death. I hope that human genome would clear itself from such assholes like you. Folks are paying $100 for extra bag so airline companies can pay your salary. I refuse to finance you and I will take it to the Lufthansa. I hope they trace you and cut your balls off.

Дорогая российская таможня аэропорта домодедово: надеюсь вы подавитесь этими чипами. Какими нужно быть ублюдками чтобы воровать из сумок, которые люди собирают, платят за перевес, т.е. фактически платят вам зарплату? Я хочу пожелать вам и вашим детям рака, чтобы со временем человеческий генофонд самоочистился от таких ублюдков как вы и их потомков. Потрачена куча времени в поиске, сейчас я буду разбираться с авиакомпанией, надеюсь что вас найдут и оторвут вам яйца!

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EDIT: Only chips went missing and lock was cut. iPhone, laptop, all other stuff has arrived in the bag to USA.
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November 01, 2013, 03:00:39 PM
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So only the chips were stolen?

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November 01, 2013, 03:01:02 PM
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So only the chips were stolen?

Yes.
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Mhm.... strange.

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November 01, 2013, 03:02:44 PM
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so the camera, laptop and iPhone isn't missing?

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November 01, 2013, 03:04:29 PM
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so the camera, laptop and iPhone isn't missing?

No. Only chips.
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November 01, 2013, 03:09:40 PM
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how much did you pay for the chips?
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November 01, 2013, 03:13:44 PM
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Either an inside job (someone you know) or you lost them (most common when things go missing.) No way a random thief would take chips they have no idea what they do and leave valuable resell-able electronics.

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November 01, 2013, 03:31:48 PM
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I was gonna say he's lost them, but it doesn't explain the lock being cut
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November 01, 2013, 03:37:59 PM
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I was gonna say he's lost them, but it doesn't explain the lock being cut

Or, the luggage handling machine managed to snap/break/whatever the lock, and the chips fell out because the package was small, while the larger things didn't?

Sounds too far fetched that a thief only would steal some chips... 4 chips cost, what, 60 euros at the moment...

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November 01, 2013, 03:38:33 PM
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Seems strange nothing else was stolen....

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November 01, 2013, 04:03:41 PM
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If they were lost after you arrived in the US, it is possible the TSA might have randomly searched the luggage and taken the chips because they couldn't figure out what they were. Usually they leave a notice in the suitcase when they do this kind of thing, but not always.
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November 01, 2013, 04:47:37 PM
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If they were lost after you arrived in the US, it is possible the TSA might have randomly searched the luggage and taken the chips because they couldn't figure out what they were. Usually they leave a notice in the suitcase when they do this kind of thing, but not always.

Do they cut locks?

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November 01, 2013, 04:49:20 PM
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If they were lost after you arrived in the US, it is possible the TSA might have randomly searched the luggage and taken the chips because they couldn't figure out what they were. Usually they leave a notice in the suitcase when they do this kind of thing, but not always.

Do they cut locks?

Yeah, I have had locks cut on my cases when traveling abroad but I had a a notice left in my case saying they searched it. They took out a bottle of shower gel for some strange reason....

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November 01, 2013, 05:00:49 PM
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If they were lost after you arrived in the US, it is possible the TSA might have randomly searched the luggage and taken the chips because they couldn't figure out what they were. Usually they leave a notice in the suitcase when they do this kind of thing, but not always.

Sounds very probable. If the lock was not "TSA Compatible" they would likely cut it without hesitation.

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November 01, 2013, 05:09:53 PM
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Either an inside job (someone you know) or you lost them (most common when things go missing.) No way a random thief would take chips they have no idea what they do and leave valuable resell-able electronics.


...or maybe they did know what it was and were counting on that reasoning to mask the theft. "Customer support: Your iphone was there? oh! Not theft then for sure, who would NOT steal an iphone, right?". Easy theft.


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November 01, 2013, 07:53:03 PM
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Either an inside job (someone you know) or you lost them (most common when things go missing.) No way a random thief would take chips they have no idea what they do and leave valuable resell-able electronics.


...or maybe they did know what it was and were counting on that reasoning to mask the theft. "Customer support: Your iphone was there? oh! Not theft then for sure, who would NOT steal an iphone, right?". Easy theft.




Wouldn't the iphone be worth more than 4x $60 bitfury chips? I mean, we're talking about an elaborate heist for a couple hundred bucks... if that's the plan, why not go for more? Doesn't add up. TSA is probably the most likely scenario and, sadly, the chips might not be recoverable if a notice wasn't left. I would suggest the OP call up the TSA and see what can be done.

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November 01, 2013, 08:04:28 PM
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Wouldn't the iphone be worth more than 4x $60 bitfury chips? I mean, we're talking about an elaborate heist for a couple hundred bucks... if that's the plan, why not go for more? Doesn't add up.
more like 4x $20 chips

If they were lost after you arrived in the US, it is possible the TSA might have randomly searched the luggage and taken the chips because they couldn't figure out what they were. Usually they leave a notice in the suitcase when they do this kind of thing, but not always.
Sounds very probable. If the lock was not "TSA Compatible" they would likely cut it without hesitation.

This. Is it that strange to think that customs would cut your lock yto check the bags (they do this dozens or hundreds of times a day) and either the chips slipped out (they are small) or were simply seized because of an arbitrary rule (seeing unidentifiable computer chips is a red flag IMO)

I think its safe to say your chips were not STOLEN, as though some creeper decided your bag was worth breaking into at the airport, and stealing <$100 worth of chips that have no use without a dozen other components and a PCB

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November 01, 2013, 08:11:26 PM
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Lock was TSA compatible. TSA always puts a notice when they go through your stuff.
The lock was very decent.
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November 01, 2013, 08:17:46 PM
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Either an inside job (someone you know) or you lost them (most common when things go missing.) No way a random thief would take chips they have no idea what they do and leave valuable resell-able electronics.


...or maybe they did know what it was and were counting on that reasoning to mask the theft. "Customer support: Your iphone was there? oh! Not theft then for sure, who would NOT steal an iphone, right?". Easy theft.




Wouldn't the iphone be worth more than 4x $60 bitfury chips? I mean, we're talking about an elaborate heist for a couple hundred bucks... if that's the plan, why not go for more? Doesn't add up. TSA is probably the most likely scenario and, sadly, the chips might not be recoverable if a notice wasn't left. I would suggest the OP call up the TSA and see what can be done.

I would also say that some "security" misfit is the most likely thing but it doesn't have to be an "elaborate heist" at all. Just a small time TSA employee who knows what bitfury is and saw there a no consequence small  theft opportunity. The same guy might have over estimated the value of the chips. His supervisors and the whole theft reporting system will know very well what an iphone is.  Not the same for some obscure chips with very little traceability and no anti-theft software/locks.

Some people will steal any crap if they think there is little chance of them getting any trouble over it (as would be the case here).


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