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Interference is when a member intentionally tries to drive buyers away from another member's shop. Interference is not tolerated on Etsy and is a violation of the Terms of Use.

Examples of interference include:

  • Contacting another member via Etsy Conversations to warn them away from a particular member, shop, or item

  • Posting in public areas to demonstrate or discuss a dispute with another member

  • Purchasing from a seller with the sole purpose of leaving a negative review

  • Maliciously clicking on a competitor’s Promoted Listings ads in order to drain that member’s advertising budget, also known as “click fraud”
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