In 1925, Victor Lustig, a conman in France, impersonated a government official and managed to sell the Eiffel Tower twice.

In 1925, Victor Lustig, a conman in France, impersonated a government official and managed to sell the Eiffel Tower twice.

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A click of Victor Lustig, the conman who sold Eiffel tower twice
Victor Lustig

He decided to sell the Eiffel tower for metal scrap when he came across an article advocating its demolition. 

Lustig made a plan to pose as a government official and sell the Eiffel tower to metal scrappers. 

He sold the landmark for almost 70,000 dollars which equals millions today!

Check out some famous landmarks in France, including the Eiffel tower! 

 

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