Three arrested in illegal TV box probe

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    Quite a setup..

    Three arrested in illegal TV box probe


    Satellites recovered on an investigation into illegal set top boxes in Chorley


    15:05Wednesday 10 August 2016


    Three men have been arrested in Chorley on suspicion of distributing illegally modified TV set-top boxes across the world.


    Detectives carried out a series of raids at a business premise and three homes in the town as part of the investigation.
    Servers recovered on an investigation into illegal set top boxes in Chorley


    Three men aged 36, 40 and 58, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering offences. They are currently in custody.
    Officers from City of London police and Lancashire police recovered approximately 30 servers and set-top boxes which are believed to have been modified with illegal software to enable them access to hundreds of paid-for subscription-only channels. Some of the channels available on the devices include pay-per-view sports, the latest movies and UK broadcast television only available to UK licence fee payers. Officers have also identified 15 satellite dishes during their searches.

    The PIPCU investigation established that illegally modified devices were widely available to buy on the internet. Enquires then showed that the devices were being marketed as genuine and legitimate for use anywhere in the world, or a yearly fee of around £400.
    The PIPCU-led enquiry is ongoing, with support from licensing experts and broadcasters across the globe.
    The head of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Ratcliffe said: “Our action will disrupt what we understand to be a significant and highly resourced operation to distribute pirated television on an industrial scale to tens of thousands of people across the globe.
    “Operations like this remain an integral part of protecting livelihoods supported by the entertainment industry and the law abiding public who pay for their channels with their hard earned cash.
    “Furthermore If you make a purchase from a counterfeit or pirate website you put yourself at risk from identity theft.
    “Our investigations have identified over 600 people whose personal and payment details have fallen into the wrong hands after they have made purchases on fake websites.
    “In all cases we have informed each individual and provided them with advice on how to stay safe online.”
    Director general of the Federation Against Copyright Theft, Kieron Sharp, said: “Illegally modified set-top boxes, along with infringing apps and add-ons, have created new opportunities for criminality and piracy.
    “Tackling these threats and the people behind them is one of our highest priorities and therefore today’s multi-agency action is another great result for law enforcement and the creative industries.
    “We will continue to work with our members and partners, such as the City of London Police, to crack down on those involved in the illegal supply of these boxes so that both the content and its creators are protected.”


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    well they werent fucking around were they!
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.
     
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    Bet that radiator doesn't get much use.
    No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by beansontoast View Post
    Bet that radiator doesn't get much use.
    ROFL
     
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    Nice cabling there lol. HP servers too! yowzer - they were taking it seriously!
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    beerman said:

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    I love how the papers get it totally wrong. What muppet would pay £400 for either a cardshare or IPTV?
     
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    satzzz said:

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    Wonder which server it was

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    I believe it was [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] so the £400 isn't far out if so.
     
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    piggzy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilb View Post
    I believe it was [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] so the £400 isn't far out if so.
    I can't be them... they are in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce :-)
     
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    beerman said:

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    Ali express, £35 for a sub and £32 for a mag250. They were taking the piss at £400.
     
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    Mobileman said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerman View Post
    Ali express, £35 for a sub and £32 for a mag250. They were taking the piss at £400.
    Yep they deserve it at those prices


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    AspectUK said:

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    "Officers have also identified 15 satellite dishes during their searches."
    Jesus .. those cops must be top of their class!

    £400? I bought mine for £65 off a guy on eBay and £30 a year to renew the 'Gift'!



     
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    Geko said:

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    £400 for FTA channels. Proper racket.
     
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    3tv said:

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    off to the cop auctions to bag a cheap dish
    hasta la yeah baby yeah!

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  15. JonEp's Avatar

    JonEp said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilb View Post
    I believe it was [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] so the £400 isn't far out if so.
    Think your spot on there.

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