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    The usual one I get to hear is to get off my high horse after I confront a clone user....
    Then tells me his life story how he is soooo piss poor (never mind that he drove an A5) and it would be legitimate for people with little money to use clones.... makes me chuckle, then wanting to punch him.

    If I might hazard a guess having scanned the same car with two different interfaces that the dongle serial number gets encoded into a part of the scan for each control module
    Unfortunately doesn't help 'us', as in ordinary users, to find out if it's a fake.

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    Spotted the newest version on eBay today reported user for seller counterfeit goods not like it would make much difference I know

    Cheeky f**k even gives tech support and uses the vcds screen shot in the ad
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263421173116

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tj0754 View Post
    Spotted the newest version on eBay today reported user for seller counterfeit goods not like it would make much difference I know
    Nice. This one is far more obvious as a fake than the previous generation of fake HEX-V2s (none of which are functionally HEX-V2s at all).

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Someone is even flogging the software, which is free to download from Ross-tech! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VCDS-17-1...MAAOSwUn9aLxAf

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    Quote Originally Posted by wg100 View Post
    Someone is even flogging the software, which is free to download from Ross-tech! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VCDS-17-1...MAAOSwUn9aLxAf
    LOL -- maybe we should charge people to download it from our site?

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Just wondering. Is russian version of VCDS, very big supplier in Russia http://vasyadiagnost.com/ is it really supported by ross-tech, or did they just copy the interface and translated it to Russian? They sell it almost worldwide. I was first ordering this Russian version, but then it came to mind, that they always update a little later than Ross-Tech, so it came to my mind that they just copied devices and made money with scamming people for "original Russian version".

    BTW just bought hex2(3 vin) from you. Because I'm 90% sure that you have nothing to do with this "VasyaDiagnost".
    I actually have their old hex+can device, it says ross-tech on it, bought ages ago. So I tried it with newest VCDS and VCDS didn't recognize the device. So just curious, that probably HUGE market in Europe/Russia/Old Soviet countries - market is flooded with their fake copies of your device?

    And this is why your device is so expensive, since millions in Russia just buy a fake one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roma_powa View Post
    Just wondering. Is russian version of VCDS, very big supplier in Russia http://vasyadiagnost.com/ is it really supported by ross-tech, or did they just copy the interface and translated it to Russian? They sell it almost worldwide. I was first ordering this Russian version, but then it came to mind, that they always update a little later than Ross-Tech, so it came to my mind that they just copied devices and made money with scamming people for "original Russian version".

    BTW just bought hex2(3 vin) from you. Because I'm 90% sure that you have nothing to do with this "VasyaDiagnost".
    Correct -- "ВАСЯ" is an illegally pirated copy of our VCDS.

    Quote Originally Posted by roma_powa View Post
    I actually have their old hex+can device, it says ross-tech on it, bought ages ago. So I tried it with newest VCDS and VCDS didn't recognize the device. So just curious, that probably HUGE market in Europe/Russia/Old Soviet countries - market is flooded with their fake copies of your device?
    And this is why your device is so expensive, since millions in Russia just buy a fake one.
    Since we actually have to develop these products from scratch rather than just copying them, we cannot compete with the copies on price.

    -Uwe-

    PS: I've moved these two messages to the Fake Tools thread.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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