$76 million in counterfeit Cisco gear seized

By Justin Mann on March 3, 2008, 1:57 PM
It's bad enough to buy a quality, name-brand component and have it die on you in less than a year. It's even worse to try and get a warranty repair on it, only to find out that the part you bought was actually counterfeit and you're completely out of luck. Such was the motivation behind a recent crackdown, in which Canadian and U.S. authorities seized a plethora of fake Cisco hardware.

With an estimate value of $76 million, the U.S. and Canada conducted over 400 raids to reclaim this fake equipment, a large portion of which was fingered as coming from China. That's quite a bit of fake equipment, and from a single vendor to boot. It makes you wonder how many times you may have bought a knockoff without knowing it.

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canadian said:
So, what do they do with all the fake hardware?
space_cowboy said:
I'm telling you... we shouldn't trust the Chinese with nothing!
icye said:
[b]Originally posted by space_cowboy:[/b][quote]I'm telling you... we shouldn't trust the Chinese with nothing![/quote]Are you implying that all Chinese and whatever things they do cannot be trusted? Whether you were serious or not, its best to think first before writing comments here.[Edited by icye on 2008-03-05 15:42:32][Edited by icye on 2008-03-05 15:43:16]
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