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Stolen property policy

The sale of stolen property is not allowed on eBay.

The sale of stolen property violates state, federal and international law, and we will work with law enforcement in any attempts to sell stolen property on eBay.

What is the policy?

Stolen property from private individuals or property taken without authorization from companies or government cannot be listed for sale.

If you see stolen property on eBay, please contact local law enforcement immediately.

To report a crime to the Organized Retail Theft Program in California, please use this form.

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy ensures buyers and sellers comply with government laws and regulations, and keeps eBay a safe and reputable marketplace.

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