Parents attempt to sell months old baby on eBay
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.
PHOTOS: See the now-taken down listing
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.