Prohibited Items and Services
Prohibited, Questionable & Infringing Items
Determine whether your product adheres to the guidelines by examining the lists provided underneath. As a participant in fleamerica.com’s advertising network, it’s of utmost importance for you to ensure the legality of purchasing or vending your merchandise in accordance with legal standards. If you’re uncertain about the legality of what you’re offering, chances are it might be prohibited.
In case you believe you’ve come across a listing on fleamerica that may not comply with the guidelines, kindly open a support ticket at https://fleamerica.com/contact or getting in touch with us at our Instagram Profile https://instagram.com/fleamerica (only use this option to report abuse if any other option is not working), including the item number. Our support team will then thoroughly review the indicated listing and, when deemed necessary, take actions such as removing the advertisement or notifying the respective advertiser.
“Prohibited” signifies that these goods cannot, under any circumstances, be posted on fleamerica.com.
“Questionable” indicates that items may be listed, provided certain conditions are met; however, caution is advised to ensure adherence to local regulations.
“Potentially Copyright Infringement” indicates that certain items might breach copyright, trademark, or other rights. For safeguarding, select items are classified as (“prohibited”), irrespective of specific item legality, due to their consistent infringement on copyright or trademark laws.
Prohibited items include:
- Alcohol or wine
- Catalog and URL sales
- Counterfeit currency and stamps
- Counterfeit items
- Credit cards
- Drugs and drug paraphernalia
- Embargoed goods as well as goods and services from prohibited countries
- Envelope stuffing
- Exotic animals including wolves, jackals, foxes, lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, cougars, cheetahs, bears, hyenas, alligators, crocodiles, caimans, elephants, rhinoceroses, camels, deer, giraffes, hippos, venomous reptiles and amphibians, and snakes that are eight feet or more in length. An animal that is normally domesticated, but that is determined to be wild or feral, shall be considered an exotic animal.
- Gambling tips or advice, betting methods, including books and videos
- Betting or wagering information
- Government IDs and licenses
- Human parts and remains
- Lock picking devices
- Lottery tickets
- Mature audiences content – this includes any adult entertainment, strippers, escort services, adult books, magazines or other media. This also applies to advertising copy that may be considered sexually suggestive.
- Mailing lists and personal information
- Firearms and Ammo
- Offensive material or language
- Pirated media
- Police-related items
- Postage meters
- Prescription drugs and devices
- Psychic hotlines, telephone services or psychic 1-900 or 1-999 numbers
- Pyramid schemes
- Recalled items
- Requests for donations of money or merchandise
- Satellite and cable TV descramblers
- Slot machines
- Stocks and other securities
- Stolen property
- Surrogate mother advertising
Questionable items include:
- Animals and wildlife products
- Autographed items
- Catalytic converters and test pipes
- Compilation CDs
- Freon and other refrigerants
- Hazardous materials
- Imported and emission non-compliant vehicles
- International trading – buyers
- International trading – sellers
- Medical devices
- Reselling acquired entry tickets for a sum surpassing the initial published price along with a nominal service charge is commonly referred to as “scalping,” and this practice is deemed unacceptable. Kindly ensure that you carefully review and adhere to any regulations governing airline ticket resale or certificates to guarantee compliance.
- Used airbags
- Work from home opportunities
Potentially Infringing (copyright & trademark):
- Academic software
- Beta software
- Bootleg recordings
- Brand name misuse
- Downloadable media
- Faces, names and signatures
- Games software
- Image or description theft
- Importation of goods into the United States
- Misleading titles
- OEM software
- Recordable media
- Replica and counterfeit items
- Promotional items
- Unauthorized copies of any media or software
Important Note: Even if you opt to give away a prohibited, questionable, or infringing item for “free” instead of selling it, this action will not exempt you from potential legal responsibilities. This list undergoes periodic updates and is seamlessly integrated into the User Agreement. It’s important to note that these guidelines are not a substitute for legal advice and do not pertain to the practices of any specific company. When uncertain, it is recommended to consult law enforcement agencies, legal professionals, or rights owners in order to obtain clarity on the matter, whether related to copyright, trademark, or other rights. fleamerica.com also adheres to specific policies concerning prohibited items, regardless of their legality.
Ad Removal: Should your advertisement be removed prematurely due to a violation of our stated policies, we believe in providing you with proper notification. Therefore, fleamerica.com will send you an email to inform you of the removal from the site. However, please note that refunds will not be issued.
Reporting Prohibited, Questionable, or Infringing Items to fleamerica.com: If you come across any listings that seem suspicious or in violation of our guidelines, open a support ticket at https://fleamerica.com/contact. We will investigate the ad in question and take appropriate action as needed.