Some people call that stealing. It's no wonder vehicles cost so much these days. Warranty fraud.@hingedthinker
Absolutely, sickening your "Ok Karens" comment.... really sickening...
Anyway, no reason to poke or drill a hole in the front of a $200+ stock fob to get the RFID chip out.
Takes but a few minutes to just open the fob and pry the chip out... to do it that way.
Why not just drill/poke a hole / deface the stock fob in an obvious place, as you suggest:
I had moved my stock fob guts into an AJT Designs aftermarket fob over a year ago.
After months of using the AJT fob, the remote button on the fob died.
I took the RFID chip & circuit board out of the AJT and placed it back into the stock fob....
Brought the defective button, stock fob to the dealer and received a warranty replacement.
Yes, the Service Dept. guy did look over the fob pretty carefully for water damage, damage in general. For sure he would have seen a hole drilled into the front of it!
He did NOT examine so closely as to see the tiny damage inside of the stock case, where I had removed the RFID chip before putting it back in place. . Had I drilled / poked a very visible, hole in the stock fob as you suggest, I would not have gotten a replacement fob under warranty..