Yup, it's unfortunetly true.
I took my newly acquired track frame (an early 80's Bianchi Pista) to a local bike shop to have a headset and bottom bracket installed. While installing the headset they noticed the fork was slightly crooked by the way the headset was fitting. The workers then tried BENDING the fork into normal condition by HEAT TREATING it. While doing this they managed to snap the forks.
This ruined my day. I was later told by a friend that these people were idiots for doing this since the steel was already heat treated in the development of the frame which made it vulnerable to cracking the second time around. I was also told that there were other methods (ethical ones) for fixing the bent fork.
The bike shop promised to replace the fork with a lugged track fork "just like it". Bull****.
I'm currently searching the internet for a straight, lugged track fork with no drillings. If any of you can sell me one or point me in the direction of one I'd be more than thankful!