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Responsible Use Policy

Ad Spamming

Posting of multiple similar advertisements with the intention of flooding particular site’s categories and search results.

Copying other Members' Ads

Copying any/all of other member's advertisement item details and using them for their own-posted ads.

Multiple Accounts

Members creating more than one (1) account, with the intention of spamming the website by posting the same set of ads over and over again on all the other account/s.

Duplicate Ads

Posting two (2) or more of the same active advertisement, under one main category.

Multiple Items

Posting an advertisement that promotes two or more unrelated items/products in the title, photos, and description areas.

Identity Theft

Creating a member account using another individual's personal info for the purpose of gaining trust and/or obtaining material and non-material things from others for their own benefit.

Keyword Stuffing

Loading/using repetitive, excessive, and unrelated keywords and/or meta tags in advertisements.

Misleading Information in Advertisements

This violation includes, but not limited to, incorrect pricing, incorrect condition and images unrelated to the advertisement including thumbnails.

Multiple Cars

Creating an advertisement in the cars category promoting more than one vehicle with different model/type, specification, year model, etc.

Private Message Spamming

Sending unsolicited messages to registered members thru PM with the intention of advertising/promoting or offering of products, services, businesses.

Rude/Insulting Posts and Messages

Ad posts and messages which can be considered offensive or out of line, such as making threats as well as using inappropriate and profane languages.

Scam and Illegal Advertisements

Advertisements posted to defraud/scam other registered members. Posting pirated ads and other illegal items and services are also included.

Prohibited Items

Such as:

  • Ads referring to online gaming account
  • Ads referring to the sale or transaction of virtual currencies (i.e., PayPal, Bitcoins, E-currencies, etc)
  • Prescription medicines that are sold by individuals
  • Legal, business, and visa assistance services that are offered/provided by individuals
  • Credit card and loan application assistance offered by individuals

See the complete list of prohibited items and services.

Stealing Images

Using images from other advertisements in their own posted ads.

Undeleted Sold Items

Sold, or depleted, items should be declared as sold/unavailable item by clicking the Deactivate button right after a successful transaction. Alternatively, advertisements for discontinued or unavailable services/businesses should also be deactivated.

Wrong Category Ads

Advertisements that are posted under incorrect or unrelated categories other than where they should be posted.

Posting of Mobile Number in an ad's title, photos, and description

Mobile numbers are not allowed in an ad's title, photos, and description area (except for Services and Business & Earning Opportunities categories). Your Primary Contact/Mobile Number must be saved in your Account Settings only.

Using of Personal photo/picture on the Advertisement

Posting of any personal photo/picture are not allowed. If you are posting an intangible item, you should use your business logo, image text of what you are offering or clip art image that is related to your services. We care about your privacy and by posting your photo/picture may lead to Identity Theft.

 Multiple Mobile number

Companies, consisting of a variety of agents, are required to use one (1) OLX account mobile number if the ads containing it are under a single category. If a company sells more than one variety of items, falling under a different OLX category, the other number can be allowed.

Admins of can take actions toward user accounts, without prior notice, that intentionally and consistently commit any of these violations, or in the event that is deemed necessary in light of our efforts to perpetually uphold the website's policies.