Police are investigating reports a one-month-old baby girl was put up for sale on eBay – for 5,000 Euros .According to the advert, the child – called Maria – lives in the city of Duisburg in west Germany’s state of North Rhine-Westphalia,Daily Mirror reports.
The seller titled the listing “Child, 40 days old named Maria… for sale.“
The listing was taken down by eBay within 30 minutes after it went viral on social media and internet forums
Spokesman Pierre Du Bois said the company removed the listing and informed the police as soon as they became aware of the matter.
“We received a lot of complaints from users and we immediately pursued the matter.In such a case, we provide the authorities with all available information.”
It is not yet clear whether the eBay seller really wanted to make money out of the baby – or whether it was all just a bad joke.