Parents attempt to sell months old baby on eBay

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German police are investigating an eBay posting where parents are claiming to sell their month old baby, named Maria.

The posting, where the asking price is 5,000 euros (around $5,500), is titled "Child, 40 days old named Maria for sale." It soon went viral and was taken down.

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Pierre Du Bois, a spokesman from eBay, made a statement about the disturbing listing. "We received a lot of complaints from users and we immediately pursued the matter," he said.

"In such a case, we provide the authorities with all available information."

It's unclear whether the listing was meant to be a joke.

Du Bois assured that the users who made the listing were banned. "We have specially trained teams which keep track on such cases and quickly react," he said.

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