Fraudsters have grown increasingly sophisticated at producing counterfeit goods, but other less than skilled forgeries are more likely to make you laugh than pull the wool over your eyes.
Bored Panda rounded up a selection of counterfeit items that have gone viral on social media – and it will make you wonder who the creators thought they were fooling.
From glaring spelling errors on well known brands, such as replacing Nike with Mike, it’s unlikely anyone thought they were looking at the real deal.
The amusing images also include an illustration of Scooby Doo with the characters bodies swapped and a soap with striking likeness to Dove – with the brand name Dave.
Bored Panda rounded up a selection of hilarious counterfeit products spotted on social media, including a bar of soap with a striking likeness to Dove
Ugh, I’m not wearing those! One shopper bought boots that on first glance could be mistaken for expensive Ugg boots, however the logo is a giveaway
Cat burglar! An American fan of classic cartoon Tom and Jerry spotted the characters’ pictures with a less than convincing name
If the glove fits! Not only are these obviously not from Nike, they don’t look like they’d do a great job of keeping your hands warm either
Let’s split up, gang! One person spotted a notebook with the characters from Scooby Doo having swapped bodies
Am I reading that wrong? Another individual spotted an author who had put a twist on bestselling thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A chocoholic spotted a snack with striking similarities to Nestle Kit Kat on sale in a corner shop
At least you’ll be warm! A shopper in search of a budget jacket from The North Face spotted an item with a very similar logo
Another individual spotted a pack of cards that could be mistaken for the classic Uno card game