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I saw this on eBay's website:

You can sell multiple items that, even though they are against eBay policy, don’t get you caught. Never the less, they are against the rules and can result in you losing your eBay account.

Is never the less the formal version of nevertheless?

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Nevertheless is a conjunctive adverb:

: in spite of that : however <her childish but nevertheless real delight — Richard Corbin>

—source Mirriam Webster

Never the less is probably a typo. When it appears as three separate words, it means something quite different. One valid way of using this three-word phrase would be:

You should always select the container that is more full, never the less.

A quick Google NGram search shows that never the less is quite rare.

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