Abusive ebay seller pleads guilty to Cisco fraud

Christmas came early and it’s a big ol’ package of Schadenfreude.  I first wrote about Chris Myers two years ago when I had the most abusive ebay experience ever.  Then someone contacted me a year ago to tell me that he had been indicted for fraud.  He was accused of buying counterfeit Cisco equipment from China, relabeling it with valid Cisco serial numbers that he got by hacking the Cisco website, then selling the counterfeit equipment on ebay.  It was over $1 million dollars in equipment!

Cisco and I received our early Christmas present this year when this scumbag “pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas, to selling $1 million worth of counterfeit Cisco computer equipment.”  As part of his plea bargain, he agrees to repay the $1 million, and he will be sentenced in April.  He faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines — in addition to paying back the $1 million.

Excuse me for a minute…

snoopy dancing

Peace on earth, good will toward men…


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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

2 thoughts on “Abusive ebay seller pleads guilty to Cisco fraud

  1. Karim says:

    Some people juzt take unnecessary risks, i’m sure if he put his efforts to good use and sold licensed cisco goods, he could have made a decent profit and not fall foul of the authorities

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