Police apprehended the sender after the user feared for the safety of her family.
Competition between China’s online used car sellers is increasing, as are public spats among players.
This is not the first time Guazi has been accused of unfair competition and attempting to mislead the public.
Alibaba-owned second-hand goods marketplace Idle Fish boasts 1.3 million interest-based communities, a key sales driver.
The used goods resale sector has had its share of problems including counterfeit goods, merchandise quality, and even legal issues concerning the sale of endangered animals.
E-commerce players and specialized verticals such as used car platforms are operating their own auction platforms.
More than 500 million users are expected to participate in this year’s promotion.
Its stock price closed at almost one-tenth the value of its $10.49 peak price in December.
The company seeks to increase its focus on its retail business to improve lower-tier city penetration.
The new entity will expand into used book and home appliance sales.