Fake Trezor Hardware Wallet On Sale Users Be Careful
Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Trezor has issued a warning to users regarding the discovery of fake Trezor hardware wallets being circulated within the industry.
Trezor stated that although the company has witnessed clones of its hardware from third-party producers, this recent development is a little bit shocking as one could hardly differentiate between the original and fake ‘Trezor One’ hardware wallets replica.
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, part of the post reads.
[PSA] In recent weeks we have discovered a non-genuine Trezor One devices which try to imitate the original to the bone.
For more information on how to spot a fake Trezor One device, please read our latest blog post here: https://t.co/tpe21iTVXm
— Trezor (@Trezor) 19 November 2018
The wallet company has informed users to be watchful when acquiring the device, stating that even though “a fake Trezor One is often sold at a steep discount,” users should conduct a thorough check on the hologram and barcode sticker to differentiate the original from the replica.
The company stated that they can’t do anything about it. They can’t replace all existing hardware. And the really bad news is that this also applies to Keepkey and to the upcoming Trezor v2 — it also uses similar STMicroelectronics chip!
The company warns buyers to avoid buying their Trezor from unreputable resellers such as eBay or AliExpress. The safest place to purchase your hardware wallet would be from the official Trezor shop.
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