Oct 17, 2018

EBay files lawsuit against Amazon over 'seller recruitment'

EBay has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the US retail giant of using illegal tactics to recruit sellers. Amazon declined to comment on the case, which follows a letter from eBay demanding an end to the activity. In the lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County, California, eBay says Amazon representatives created eBay accounts to solicit sellers, often sending messages within minutes of setting up their profiles. EBay was alerted to the issue a few weeks ago by a seller and asked Amazon to stop. The lawsuit says the messages show Amazon was aware its practices violated eBay's use policies.

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