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eBay marketplace safety

eBay Inc.’s global portfolio of businesses enables hundreds of millions of people to buy, sell and pay online. eBay Inc established a Global Asset Protection (GAP) team to promote the safe use of its platforms and to collaborate with local, federal and international law enforcement in apprehending and prosecuting criminals.

Resources for law enforcement investigations

Law enforcement officers and government agencies in Australia seeking assistance and records for investigations relating to eBay or PayPal may contact the GAP team for assistance.

Resources available to law enforcement officials only are:

Save time in your investigation

The following tips are for law enforcement agencies to assist in your investigation:
  1. Search for active listings using search string or specific item number:
    • Lets you search by nearest post code using search options in left hand column.
  2. Search by seller ID for all active/completed sales, dating back 30 days:
    • Generally provides you with the seller's state of residence.
  3. Feedback Profile reflects comments made by other users regarding prior transactions.
  4. Create your own Favourite Searches.
  5. eBay listings remain visible on the site for about 90 days after closing, searchable by specific item number.&;
  6. Visit the Using advanced search help page for a guide on how to use the Advanced Search tool.