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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 that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

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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