Some people are attempting to profit from Nipsey Hussle’s untimely death.
Days after his homegoing service, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, his memorial booklets began to pop up on eBay, Craigslist, and other sites where individuals can sell products.
On eBay, for instance, some individuals were selling the booklet, which was handed out at the service for free, for as much as $5,000. Other reported prices included $1,500, $999, $650 and $500 apiece for the booklet.
After books continued to show up online, eBay decided to prevent the selling of the item on its platform.
“These booklets are prohibited under eBay’s policies,” read a statement from eBay. “Any items that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering are not allowed to be sold on eBay.”
eBay will also send personalized messages to those that posted the memorial booklet. The selling of the booklets comes after some attempted to profit from selling the coveted tickets to the homegoing service, which also were free. Within minutes, nearly 20,000 tickets were issued.
Some individuals decided to scalp the tickets on sites, including Craigslist, for as much as $500 apiece.