Tracing the source using the FCC ID.
Companies that go through the rigorous and costly testing procedures of submitting their products to FCC authorized labs for testing and approval are issued what is called a Grantee Code. This grantee code are the first 3 digits / letters of an FCC ID that identifies the manufacture of a product like a Social Security Number would identify a specific person. With this grantee code, anyone can visit the FCC’s website search feature to find out who’s the manufacture of the product you are interested in purchasing.
If you request a grantee code from any company claiming to be a "manufacture”, you can easily cross reference this code to know if you are being provided false and fraudulent information. If there is any suspicion as to the data provided or its source, it is always good to double check with the manufacture to make sure the supply source you are thinking of purchasing your equipment from is an authorized reseller . That way you protect your investment and ensure customer service, product warranty and technical support will always be available to you.