Also can they report me for copyright if they're selling counterfeit goods?
Real Estate Attorney
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Intellectual Property Law Attorney
No. You need to use your own photos of your own items. You have a smartphone, right? What's the problem? Why would you want to steal someone else's property and risk legal trouble. The photo other people use is probably stolen, too. You should assume it is, as that is usually the case. I commend you for asking so that you can do the right thing.
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Copyright Infringement Attorney
If you are making fun of the photos or commenting on them for some transformative purpose, that might be a defense to infringement and ROP invasion. But if you are using them to pretend they represent you, or to get people to respond, that won't qualify, and could also be grounds for fraud.
Note: this not legal advice, so don't rely on it, and I am not your lawyer unless you hire me. Good luck.