E-Commerce giant eBay is selling counterfeit law enforcement and police badges, and government IDs, according to an industry group.
"eBay claims 'You can't list replicas, fakes, counterfeits, or other illegal copies on eBay' but the fact is that counterfeit and replica law enforcement badges and accompanying identification are being sold on eBay," says the Counterfeit Report . There are more than 100 eBay listings that are in violation of eBay policy or guidelines for police items and badges. Fake police credentials can be made to order, with the identification complete with the buyers own name and photo, posing a particularly serious threat to national security, consumer safety and public confidence.
Inexplicably, eBay even solicits buyers to purchase the fraudulent items through direct email solicitations despite eBay's policy of not allowing badges from law enforcement or government identification cards, including movie props or reproductions, the group says.