It's no secret that most knock-offs and counterfeit products are made in China, some of which are very convincing and often indiscernible from the real deal. But it turns out that there are counterfeits being made in China of things that we would have never guessed, like museum tickets. Belgium customs officers found a box shipped from China that contained 4000 fake tickets for the Louvre. Staff at the museum had begun to notice that Chinese tourist groups were presenting tickets with the same serial numbers and others were printed on the wrong paper.

There's no telling how many people have gotten over on the Louvre or other museums around the world for that matter. To be fair, the Louvre ticket is one of the cheapest looking tickets we've ever seen, so we understand the appeal for bootleggers who would prefer not to work hard. It may be time to upgrade.

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[via HyperAllergic