#Security All about your Fingerprint – Update #126

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Counterfeiting is more widespread than ever before, with massive quantities of fake goods flooding almost every industry, from fashion to consumer electronics, all over the world.

When it comes to chargers and cables, this is an especially big problem, as poorly made electronics can damage your devices, void your warranty, and leave you with little recourse. And with power banks – which contain potentially lethal battery chemistry – the stakes are even higher.

That’s why we’re so fanatical about product quality and the spec of all the components.

As you may know, we’ve enrolled in Amazon’s transparency program, which is designed to eliminate counterfeit goods from the supply chain and make it easy for you to authenticate your products. It’s a great program and you should look for Transparency on more and more stuff you order from Amazon.

However, we felt there was another whole level of security we could give you, so a while back we developed MAGFAST Fingerprint™ – a unique ID on every single device manufactured in the MAGFAST Family.

Fingerprint encodes unique, a one-in-several-billion cipher into a fingerprint-shaped QR code that you’ll scan with any smartphone camera or QR app to get access to a multitude of features, including:

Confirmation of Product Authenticity
As with human fingers, no two of these product Fingerprints are the same, so the second you scan, MAGFAST’s secure database is able to confirm that your product is authentic. (Counterfeiters can’t guess the codes and any reproduced on more than one product immediately becomes invalid).

In addition to proving that your MAGFAST products are the genuine high-quality article, Fingerprint will provide you with detailed manufacturing information for your item, letting you know exactly where and when it was made.

Product Benefits
Easily lookup service and warranty information, access videos showing you how to use your products, and easily find explainers demonstrating exactly what makes MAGFAST the best charging devices in the world. There are extras like contests to win free MAGFAST devices, and you will also get new MAGFAST devices from within the Fingerprint system at a discount, adding the new authenticated devices to your MAGFAST Family.

Lost and Found
Everyone loses chargers. It’s all but inevitable that we leave our bricks plugged into walls and forget to grab them (or have them stolen). Or leave a power bank on a plane or train. Or, lend one to someone who forgets to give it back when they’re done charging or simply misplaces it.

So as a free benefit for MAGFAST owners, Fingerprint will make it easy to get your lost device back. Each MAGFAST device instructs the person who finds it, if lost, to scan the QR code, which makes it easy to arrange to return the device to MAGFAST, who will, in turn, send it back to you. The finder receives a reward for doing so, and you get your device back for free, so everybody wins. To make matters even better, this system is designed with your safety and security in mind, ensuring that finders never see your full name, mailing address, or any other of your important personal details.

End of Life Product Information
MAGFAST is on a mission to create the world’s greenest, cleanest chargers. By scanning your Fingerprint at the end of your device’s life, you can find out how to safely and cleanly recycle your MAGFAST charger, keeping harmful chemicals and metals out of the environment.

All in all, we think Fingerprint a pretty amazing set of benefits, and we can’t wait to have it in your hands.

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