Ebay filed a lawsuit this week against Amazon, alleging that the online retail giant used eBay’s messaging system to steal its sellers, The New York Post reports.
“In the lawsuit, eBay said Amazon representatives signed up for eBay accounts and messaged sellers to get them to sell their goods on Amazon.com, which eBay said violated its user agreement,” The Post reports. “According to the complaint, Amazon representatives spelled out their email addresses and asked eBay sellers to talk on the phone in order to evade detection.”
Ebay called the effort by Amazon an “orchestrated, coordinated, worldwide campaign” to “illegally lure eBay sellers to sell on Amazon.”
“Ebay, based in San Jose, California, said it wants Amazon to stop misusing its messaging platform and to pay it an unspecified amount,” the report notes.