Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan, who shares the following note from SDRplay on the SDRplay Forum:
It has come to our attention that a consignment of RSPs that was recently stolen from our manufacturing partner have appeared for sale on eBay.
If you have any of the following devices and have purchased them from a non-approved reseller of SDRplay products, please contact email@example.com and also contact the seller requesting a refund as the devices appear to have come from a stolen consignment of goods.
Product Type Serial number
Please be aware that we have now black-listed the above serial numbers and these devices will not work at all or will only work with a very restricted range of software. Anyone with any of these devices will not receive any form of support or technical assistance from SDRplay.
We are aware that the following eBay sellers have been selling devices from the stolen consignment:
Whilst we recognise that the above resellers may well have purchased the devices in good faith and in complete innocence, they have thus far failed to cooperate with us by explaining where they obtained the devices from. We will therefore be forwarding on their details to the Police so that they can investigate further.
We strongly recommend that people only purchase new devices from an authorised SDRplay distributor or reseller. A full list of authorised sellers is available from our website at:
Admin – SDRplay Ltd