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Prohibited items: Illegal items or encouraging illegal activity

Any item that is illegal or that encourages illegal activity is not allowed, including but not limited to:

  • Items with sensitive information such as IDs, passports, and social security cards
  • Fake or forged documents (such as licenses, IDs, diplomas, and government-issued documents)
  • Items received through Government Assistance
  • Offers to trade for illegal goods
  • Police badges or security uniforms, or any item used to impersonate an officer or gain access to secure areas
  • Locked phones or devices, for example blacklisted, activation, iCloud or similar locks
  • Current vehicle license plates or plates that were valid in the last 5 years
  • Licence plate tags
  • TV streaming devices
  • Cars without titles
  • CO2 and nitrous canisters or cylinders
  • Stolen or found goods
  • Rideshare signs

See our full list of prohibited items.

Help keep our community strong

If you see a prohibited item on OfferUp, please report it in the app. On that item’s page, tap Report icon Report, then Prohibited on OfferUp, then Done. For more information on reporting users and items, please see Reporting/blocking users and items.

For additional restrictions on behavior such as profanity and harassment, please see Community guidelines.


Posts that violate any of our guidelines, policies, or terms may be removed at our discretion. Additional actions may be taken for severe or repeat offenses.

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