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May 27, 2010

Jail for Blackburn cable programmers

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by David Allen

Three men from the Blackburn area have been jailed for a total of fourteen years for their part in a digital TV fraud.

Dilawer Dudhwala, Imran Khansia, and Rafiq Dudhwala were all sentenced at Preston Crown Court.

The gang were responsible for reprogramming set top boxes that allowed consumers to access the full Virgin Media pay TV service for nothing.

When police raided industrial units and the homes of the gang members, they retrieved around two hundred set top boxes.

This equipment was either waiting modification or being prepared for delivery to consumers who like to watch pay TV services, but do not like to pay up for the service.

The police are warning consumers that using equipment that has been modified to receive subscription digital TV channels without paying for them is a serious criminal offence and will be treated accordingly.

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  1. WHAT IS THE POINT - A FEW YEARS AGO IT WOULD BE WORTH IT. ONLY A IDIOT WOULD BUY IT NOW. THE DAYS OF FREE CABLE ARE OVER

    Comment by john q laq — May 29, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

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