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Chief Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware

Chief Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware
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Chief Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware

Chief Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, eBay
Onur Aksoy supposedly imported a large number of phony Cisco organizing gadgets from China.

Chief Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware

A Miami-based CEO has been captured for purportedly bringing in $1 billion worth of fake Cisco gear from China and afterward selling it on Amazon and eBay.

The Justice Department announced(Opens in another window) today that it had prosecuted 38-year-old Onur “Ron” Aksoy for selling the fake Cisco gear using various web-based customer-facing facades.

Supposedly, Aksoy imported a huge number of deceitful Cisco gadgets from China and Hong Kong. He then made no less than 19 organizations in New Jersey and Florida, named the “Ace Network,” to assist him with exchanging the equipment as authentic through the web-based business locales.




“The activity supposedly created more than $100 million in income, and Aksoy got a large number of dollars for his benefit,” the Justice Department said.

The Cisco hardware Aksoy supposedly sold was generally more established, lower-end models that were recently purchased or disposed of. Forgers in China then, at that point, changed the hardware, Chief was Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, and eBay, causing the gadgets to show up as though they were fresher or more costly Cisco item models.

“As affirmed, the Chinese forgers frequently added pilfered Cisco programming and unapproved, bad quality, or inconsistent parts — including parts to avoid mechanical measures added by Cisco to the product to check for programming permit consistency and to confirm the equipment,” the Justice Department said. Moreover, the fake items were bundled with legitimate-looking marks, boxes, and documentation.

Be that as it may, clients who purchased the hardware would later understand the items were deficient. “Frequently, they would essentially fizzle or in any case glitch, making critical harm their clients’ organizations and tasks — at times, costing clients a huge number of dollars,” the Justice Department said. “Clients of Aksoy’s false and fake gadgets included clinics, schools, government organizations, and the military.”




As per the US’s criminal complaint(Which opens in another window), Aksoy traces back to something like 2013. He had the option to purchase the fake hardware at “95 to 98%” lower than the costs of veritable Cisco items.

The duplicating produced various grievances from purchasers on Amazon and eBay. Accordingly, Amazon and eBay suspended(Opened in another window) or ended the retail facades on their destinations. However, Aksoy more than once got back to the internet business stages, making new retail facades under various names somewhere in the range of 2014 and 2020.

Cisco was additionally mindful that the fake plan was going on. From 2014 to 2019, the organization sent seven orders to shut everything down to Aksoy, requesting he end the duplicating trick.

Simultaneously, US Customs and Border Protection held onto around 180 shipments the Chinese forgers attempted to ship off Aksoy throughout recent years. In July 2021, US specialists likewise executed a court order and struck an Aksoy-worked distribution center, holding onto 1,156 fake Cisco gadgets with a retail worth of more than $7 million.




To avoid examination, Aksoy would in some cases utilize the moniker Dave Durden. Yet, last week, government agents captured Aksoy in Miami on a few extortion-related counts. As proof, the criminal grievance against him refers to various messages and messages Aksoy and his partners shipped off fake providers in China.

The Justice Department cataloged(Opens in another window) the different retail facades Aksoy utilized on Amazon, eBay, and on his sites to sell the merchandise. Be that as it may, right now, Chief Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, eBay, it stays muddled assuming casualties will get any compensation. Aksoy’s organization Pro Network didn’t quickly answer a solicitation for input.

In a proclamation, Cisco said: “We are focused on keeping up with the honesty and nature of Cisco items and administrations. Cisco is thankful for policing customs authorities for their gigantic joint effort in this examination and to the DOJ for dealing with the culprit.”