Chinese online used car seller Uxin has accused its rival Guazi of data fraud, igniting a spat between the two companies that shows no signs of abating.

A customer surnamed Qin said a salesperson at Guazi offered to refund their RMB 4,500 (around $670) commission after they signed a contract to buy a second-hand Honda, according to a statement by Uxin on popular messaging platform WeChat.

Such activities could allow companies to attract more customers by removing their commissions, while potentially not recording the refunds in order to alter their financial results.

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

What you get

Full access to all premium content and our full archives

Members'-only newsletters

Preferential access and discounts to all TechNode events

Direct access to the TechNode newsroom

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen