eBay alleges Amazon poaching: WSJ


EBay alleges Amazon’s sales representatives are attempting to illegally poach sellers from its marketplace, reports The Wall Street Journal. The online auction giant claims Amazon lured the sellers via its own messaging system. EBay dispatched a cease-and-desist letter to its rival this week asking it to halt the alleged recruitment drive, after concluding that roughly 50 Amazon sales reps had sent more than 1,000 messages to eBay sellers. EBay contends that along with violating its own user agreement, Amazon has contravened California’s Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act.

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