Socialite Paris Hilton is fighting for the return of storage items she claims were illegally seized and sold at auction.

The hotel heiress learned about her missing computers, journals, tapes and hundreds of photos when a reporter at US tabloid National Enquirer contacted her management after he had been offered the items for a price. He declined the offer.

The journalist told Hilton's handlers that two men, who claimed to have purchased the socialite's stuff at auction, offered to sell him the items.

Hilton's publicist Elliott Mintz tells entertainment news website TMZ.com, "The items were illegally seized... Paris is incredibly upset and angry."

The socialite's lawyers are threatening to go after anyone in possession of Paris' possessions.