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Thieves steal 7,000 D-Link broadband routers

Firm appeals for help to avoid barrow boys
Thu Oct 12 2006, 19:37
OVER SEVEN THOUSAND pieces of D-Link's Broadband Router and Adaptor bundle, or the DWL-922, have been nicked in the UK, while on their way to the firm's European Logistic Centre.

D-Link reckons that the stolen kit is being sold on the open market, which has the firm just a little bit miffed.

If you're a stealthy sort with a good memory, you can identify one of these products by checking out the model number on the bar-code of the box. A nabbed box will read DWL-922/E as a model number and have 790069285479 as the UPC Code. We thought we'd found a stolen one, but the UPC Code was 790069285478.

D-Link's crying about the money it could have made without the theft, and it's also concerned about the effect the theft will have on the channel. A list of all the stolen serial numbers has been stuck online and attached today in a press release, and if you are a concerned citizen, you should have a butcher's hook at this here PDF.

Remember, these stolen products will be sold at a "heavily reduced price" and may also be offered with a free UK power supply. So don't buy them. Instead, contact Crimestoppers on UK number 0800 555 111 and quote Kent Police crime number EZ/8732/06. D-Link believes a number of units have already been sold. µ

 

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