The National Association of Attorneys General sent letters to several online retailers -- including Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook -- asking them to take steps to prevent the illegal sales of alcohol online.

In a letter signed by 46 attorneys general, the group asked for the companies to:

  • Review the current content posted on their websites and remove postings for the illegal sale of alcohol products; and
  • Develop and deploy programming to prevent and block users from from posting illegal listings for illegal alcohol sales.

NAAG also invited the companies to establish a working group to discuss and establish “realistic and effective protocols for internet platforms and content providers related to illegal and unlicensed alcohol sales via digital platforms.”

"We know that by working together we can harness the great power of your platform and the great responsibility invested in our offices to address these harmful and illegal activities".