eBay Inc. (EBAY) - Get eBay Inc. Report wants Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report to stop illegally poaching sellers for its marketplace through eBay's own messaging system, according to The Wall Street Journal, which viewed a cease-and-desist letter from the company.
EBay sent the letter on Monday, Oct. 1, alleging that Amazon has about 50 sales representatives worldwide that sent more than 1,000 messages to sellers on its platform. EBay began investigating the matter after it was alerted by a seller.
The cease-and-desist letter claimed that Amazon was violating California's Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act as well as the company's own user agreement.
"We are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations," an Amazon spokesperson told TheStreet.
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