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Buying knock-off souvenirs could land you jail time


You might be tempted to buy bargain knock-offs while on holiday as they make cheap gifts and souvenirs for the family.

But in some countries, buying counterfeit goods is illegal and. it could mean huge fines or even jail time.

According to the European Consumer Centre (ECC), different countries in Europe have different laws when it comes to carrying counterfeit souvenirs, The Sun reports.

For example, in Italy, fines of up to $11,000 can be dished out to tourists if they use illegal vendors.

However, destinations such as Spain, Germany and Greece do not issue fines or arrests if tourists are…


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