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|Why do counterfeits hurt the community?
eBay is committed to preventing the sale of counterfeit products because:
- It's illegal and harmful to the marketplace
- Buying a counterfeit is a bad experience for you and the brands you trust
- Counterfeits undermine buying trust
- It's bad for honest sellers who deal in authentic merchandise
What are we doing to prevent counterfeit listings?
We're constantly working to make our site safer by:
- Proactively removing suspicious items
- Removing items reported as counterfeit by brand owners
- Working closely with law enforcement to prosecute offenders
- Enforcing selling limits on some items
- Restricting seller activity in certain categories
- Providing free tools for rights owners to efficiently identify and report items to us for immediate removal
- Partnering with brand owners and industry initiatives to bring attention to and combat the issue worldwide
||What can you do to help?
- Don't buy or sell counterfeit goods
- Learn about the law and our policies
- Report suspicious goods by clicking on the "Report this Item" link at the bottom of the listing
- Pay for your purchases using PayPal
Do you suspect that you bought a counterfeit?
- Warn others by leaving honest feedback
- If you paid with PayPal, file a claim for Buyer Protection