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Stolen Property

If you intend to sell on one or more of eBay's international sites, you will need to accept, and we encourage you to carefully review, the User Agreement, policies, and other requirements of that site. You can continue to reach out to the relevant customer service teams on the respective eBay site of your listing or transaction, as may be applicable to the nature of your query.

The sale of stolen property is strictly forbidden on eBay, and violates Indian and international law. eBay strongly supports law enforcement efforts to recover stolen property that is listed on our web site, and urges the prosecution of those responsible for knowingly attempting to sell such items on eBay.

eBay forbids its members from listing goods that have altered or removed serial numbers.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Listing or Want It Now post cancellation

  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

  • Limits placed on account privileges

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

Stolen property and items with missing or altered serial numbers includes:

  • Items taken from private individuals

  • Property taken without authorization from companies or governments

  • A television set with a completely removed serial number

  • A DVD player with some of the digits in its serial number altered

If you see an item on eBay that you believe is stolen, your best course is to contact law enforcement immediately. Under eBay's privacy rules, we will provide important records about pending and past auctions in response to an official request from law enforcement officials. Please inform the officer handling the case that eBay will be pleased to co-operate in the investigation, and ask the officer to contact Customer Support.

If you are concerned that another eBay member has used your images, text, or HTML in their item description, without your authorisation please see: If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated by an eBay auction, go to: for more information.

eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Since the sale of stolen property is prohibited by law, or may cause harm to eBay or its members, sellers are not permitted to list them on eBay.

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