Our partners from team Trezor have warned repeatedly to pay close attention to and avoid falling victim to cloned Trezor devices.
The key take-aways:
- Fake Trezor models try to replicate the original to the bone.
- Fake Trezor models are often sold at a steep discount. This should act as the first red flag.
- These fake devices are thus unsuitable for secure storage of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
You can find the full article by Team Trezor republished below:
Non-genuine Trezor One devices spotted. Be careful, buy only from Trezor Shop or authorized resellers.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” — you have probably heard this proverb before. We have experienced it first-hand, as Trezor clones have been released over the years of our activity. However, in recent weeks, we have discovered something more startling. A one-to-one copy of Trezor One. In other words, a fake Trezor device, manufactured by a different, unknown vendor.
While Trezor clones are marketed under a different name, manufactured by (legitimate) legal companies, allowing you to distinguish them from the original, a fake Trezor tries to replicate the original to the bone. It seeks to be as indistinguishable from the original as possible. It is not dissimilar to counterfeit brand clothing.
Similarly to clothing fakes, a fake Trezor One is often sold at a steep discount. This should act as the first red flag. Others will be described below.
More importantly though, let’s have a look at why fake Trezor devices can be a severe threat to your security. As we did not manufacture the device, we cannot guarantee its function. These fake devices are thus unsuitable for secure storage of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
You would not entrust your money to somebody who has already cheated you by selling you a different product than you thought you were buying. We, therefore, recommend not to use this device and report it to us, which would help us fight these scams and provide you with a legitimate device.
As soon as we learned about the existence of Trezor fakes, we have started to fervently pursue a number of legal and other steps to prevent those fakes from being produced and distributed, in order to protect you, our customers.
How to check if your device is genuine
We are warning our customers about the hologram when logging for the first to the wallet.trezor.io.
If you suspect you have bought a fake Trezor One device, do not use the device and contact our support immediately.
BitcoinVN Shop has been acting as authorized reseller of Trezor devices in Vietnam since several years ( Combo 3 Trezor One – BitcoinVN Shop) – and the team of BitcoinVN prides itself to serve the Vietnamese market since close to a decade with services around the purchase of Bitcoin and related devices.