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    Q630: I want to advertise for the return of an item I lost or had stolen, is it legal?

    It is legal as long as the advert does not contain the following phrases or variations of them.

    • no questions will be asked, or
    • the the person producing the goods will be safe from apprehension or enquiry, or
    • that any money paid for the purchase of the goods or advanced by way of loan on them will be repaid.

    If it does then both the creator and publisher of the advert are guilty of an offence and liable to be fined.

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