552-Ebay screenatee Japan fake replica number license plate

In December 2016 Ebay seller screenatee from Mocksville, North Carolina in the U.S.A was selling this very bad reproduction/replica plate from Japan. There are many copies of this plate. He is selling them as replicas/reproductions but I don’t think most buyers realize just how badly made they are.
Although this plate looks fairly good at first sight it is made on an American blank not a Japanese one. This means that the size is wrong and the holes are in the wrong place.

You have to be very, very careful of any Japanese plate that comes up for trade or on Ebay from now on as there are several people and companies making reproductions of Japanese plates and most of them are completely wrong.