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About ebay's Criminal & Regulatory Investigations Team

As the world’s leading e-commerce company, eBay Inc.’s global portfolio of businesses enables hundreds of millions of people to buy and sell online. eBay, Inc. established the Criminal & Regulatory Investigations Team to promote the safe use of its platforms and to collaborate with local, national and international law enforcement in apprehending and prosecuting criminals.

How to work with the Criminal & Regulatory Investigations Team

Law Enforcement agencies in North America seeking assistance and records for investigations relating to eBay, Inc. may contact the Criminal & Regulatory Investigations Team for assistance. Members of law enforcement have the following resources available:

Download the eBay Law Enforcement Guide

Resources for Regulatory Authorities

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 postal code using search options on 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 Favorite Searches

eBay listings remain visible on the site for about 90 days after closing, and are searchable by specific item number.

ebay's Privacy Policy and Law Enforcement Disclosure

We care deeply about the privacy of the eBay community and will protect the privacy of our members even while working closely with law enforcement to prevent criminal activity. If you are unsure about our privacy practices, please visit eBay's Privacy Page for more information.