Update: June 6, 2013
As part of our GENUINE MINELAB, GENUINE PERFORMANCE, STOP COUNTERFEITS campaign, we are pleased to announce the latest development in our anti–counterfeit activities - the introduction of a new SMS verification system for our GPX Series detectors.
This is a major update to our current anti-counterfeit measures and will enable you to independently verify your Minelab GPX Series detector.
Before you begin the verification process, ensure you have the Product Serial Number of your Minelab GPX Series detector and either the word or code in the hidden image on the security label, close by.
|Product Serial Number location:||Security label hidden image location:|
Security label details - word or code
Please note that there are three (3) possible styles of hidden image on the security label. (These are examples only. There are more images available).
To ensure that you have a GENUINE MINELAB, the images should be:
clear and rainbow-coloured
contain rainbow colours in the word ‘Genuine’ and
appear on a pure silver coloured background
Fake security labels
These are examples of fake Security label images.
How to verify your Minelab GPX Series detector through the new SMS verification system in 5 steps
Step 1: Go to the SMS function on your mobile phone
Step 2: Enter the number: + 61 458 727 727 into the 'To' field
Step 3: In the text field enter: Product Serial Number press SPACE then enter the hidden word or code from your security label
Step 4: Press Send
Step 5: Await response from Minelab
Here's an example of what the SMS should look like:
Responses from Minelab and actions to take:
There are three (3) possible responses to your verification SMS:
|Response||Action to take|
|Minelab YES * OUI * SI||
No action required, if you have received this message PLUS you have a rainbow-coloured image on your security label.
You have a GENUINE MINELAB!
Minelab Try Again +61 458 727 727 *
Essayez à nouveau +61 458 727 727 *
Intente de Nuevo + 61 458 727 727 *
Send the SMS again.
Re-enter the Product Serial Number, a space and then the hidden word or code. Send to +61 458 727 727.
Check that the information you enter is correct before sending.
Minelab Contact Dealer, OR firstname.lastname@example.org *
Contact your nearest Minelab Dealer or Distributor who will be able to explain to you why you have received this message or assist you in verifying your Minelab GPX Series detector. Should you require further assistance you can:
Points to note - including legal disclaimer: