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How to identify counterfeit DrewTech Mongoose J2534 Diagnostic Cables

DrewTech: Mongoose J2534 Diagnostic Cables

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Edited: Mar 21, 2017

Product Information:

DrewTech's popular Mongoose diagnostic cable was discontinued in 2014 and replaced by the DrewTech MongoosePro. DrewTech offers an easy upgrade for users to the Mongoose to the MongoosePro. Click the "View the Offer" button for details.

The original Mongoose and new MongoosePro are low cost, compact diagnostic tools with the processor and all of the electronics integrated inside the cable. Each Mongoose product is a complete J2534 interface tool for a specific car manufacturer. Some Mongoose products are used by OEM dealer service centers, including Toyota, Honda and Jaguar, as factory diagnostic tools.

Counterfeit products are replicas of real products, designed to take advantage of the superior value and reputation of the real product. Counterfeiters profit by creating and selling deceptive products, often to unsuspecting buyers. While the companies that sell well-known branded products are the obvious and direct victims of counterfeiting, this illicit activity also poses a real threat to the livelihoods and lives of workers and consumers, and is directly supports criminals.

If you use a counterfeit Mongoose diagnostic cable or counterfeit software, you risk severe damage to, or destroying the vehicle ECU, ECM or PCM controller unit. Once destroyed, the software cannot be reinstalled or replaced.

Counterfeit software has been found to contain malicious code that includes password and keystroke grabbers that will transmit confidential and sensitive personal information to hackers.

Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay and Amazon with manufacturer's stock (advertising) images and sold to unsuspecting buyers. Always insist on an actual product photo, including the Mongoose serial number which can be checked with DrewTech. While it may not be possible to identify an authentic product from a photo, it may be possible to identify a fake.

Don't risk damaging vehicle electronics and losing your sensitive computer data and passwords. Buy authentic DrewTech Mongoose products, with a DrewTech warranty, directly from DrewTech or authorized DrewTech retailers.

 


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Warnings / Hazards:

Counterfeit Mongoose tools may cause severe damage or destroy the vehicle ECU, ECM or PCM controller unit.

Counterfeit software has been found to contain, malicious code that includes password and keystroke grabbers that transmit confidential and sensitive information to criminal hackers.

Recommended Action:

Don't risk damaging expensive vehicle electronics and losing your sensitive computer data and passwords. Buy authentic DrewTech products directly from DrewTech or authorized DrewTech retailers.

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Contact:
Drew Technologies

Address:
3915 Research Park Dr Suite A10

City:
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Country:
United States

Phone:
(734) 222-5228

email:

 
Product Information:
Manufacturer:
DrewTech 

Model Name:
Mongoose J2534 Diagnostic Cables 

Model Number:
Mongoose J2534 Diagnostic Cable 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
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DrewTech's new MongoosePro uses an easily identifiable proprietary case, and is visually and electronically different than the original Mongoose product.

Original Mongoose owners can upgrade to the new MongoosePro. Click "View the Offer" above.


 
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The new MongoosePro family of products include; Transparent Dark Blue, Solid Blue, Green, Green with detachable cable, and Red/Orange with detachable cable.

Click "View the Offer" to see upgrades available for original Mongoose owners.


 
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Drew Technologies does not make a purple MongoosePro model, but this counterfeit was purchased on AliExpress with accompanying software.

Counterfeit Mongoose products may severely damage your automobile, and install malware on your computer.


 
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Counterfeiters can make copies that look confusingly similar to the authentic DrewTech product.

If you can't identify this counterfeit DrewTech MongoosePro, you should be buying directly from DrewTech or an authorized DrewTech retailer.


 
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Don't be deceived by the misspelled "MANGOOSE" label designed to deceive consumers with its similarity to the authentic "MONGOOSE" label.

This is not an authentic MongoosePro, or product authorized or warrantied by Drew Technologies.


 
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Be very wary of Mongoose products offered on e-commerce websites including eBay, Amazon and Alibaba.

Could you identify this counterfeit MongoosePro offered on eBay? Always buy from authorized Mongoose retailers.


 
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The popular original Mongoose diagnostic cable has been discontinued and replaced with the MongoosePro model shown above.

Authentic Mongoose products have a unique serial number which can be checked with Drew Technologies.


 
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The original Mongoose internal processor and circuit board are clearly visible through the case of this authentic DrewTech Mongoose product.

Counterfeit products may not have any processor or circuit board.


 
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This is a counterfeit Drew Tech Mongoose product.

The electronic components are not engineered, assembled or tested by Drew Tech and may seriously damage or destroy vehicle computer controllers.


 
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A vehicles electrical and computer control systems are complex and sensitive components.

Don't damage or destroy a vehicles ECU, ECM or PCM controller unit with a counterfeit Mongoose tool or software.


 


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