EchoStar Communications, along with security partner NagraStar and Bell ExpressVu, jointly conducted civil search and seizure raids throughout Ontario in a hunt for pirated satellite services and devices, officials said Monday.
Multiple businesses and residences were simultaneously searched. During the search, the companies seized a number of unauthorized devices used to circumvent the security of encrypted satellite signals, as well as sales and customer records and other documents.
EchoStar said the raids took place Sept. 7.
The following were served with the seizure orders: tomico-satellites.com, tomicoind.com, Tomico Industries, tomicoreviews.com, electronics-elite.com, sales-dynamics-firm.com, dsswholesaledirect.com, EZDish.com, EZ123DISH.com, EZsatellite.tv, greendish.com, scardz.com, Steve Rodgers, Troy Megill, Sarkar Azmi and Wes Hadley.
EchoStar and its partners said they will continue to fight those who try to circumvent the security system by illegally intercepting satellite signals being provided to legitimate customers.
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