Hey so when I first started eBay I got several VERO penalties because I tried to list LEGIT Windows COA keys. However no matter what I did they would be removed so I finally gave up on that and moved on to listing a different item I had. Everything was going going well until about 3 months later (today - 7/18/2014) when I got slapped with another VERO strike due to a silly mistake in one of my newer listings. This strike led to me not being able to list for 30 days. So after doing a bit of thinking I made this little list of punishments for VERO strikes based on my personal experience: 1st VERO Strike: They remove the violating listing, ask you to not list it again, and require you to take a course on copyright rules. 2nd + 3rd VERO Strike: They remove the violating listings and ask you to no longer list those items. 4th + 5th VERO Strike: They remove the violating listings and take away your listing privileges for 1 week. Anything past 5 VERO Strikes: They remove the violating listings and take away your listing rights for 1 month. Anything past the strike that gets you a month of no listing is unknown to me. I'm assuming that a permanent suspension may occur, or possibly another month without listing rights for several violations after your first one month listing ban. Eventually with enough VERO strikes you will be suspended from eBay. PLEASE NOTE: These strikes and punishments come from my account which is older than a year and had 50+ feedback when the first strike was attained - (250+ feedback when the 5th strike happened) IF YOU HAVE LESS TIME ON THE ACCOUNT OR HAVE LESS FEEDBACK THAN MY ACCOUNT IN THIS CASE, YOU MAY BE BANNED PERMANENTLY FROM EBAY (On the violating account) FOR EVEN THE FIRST VERO VIOLATION - EVEN LISTING A SINGLE HIGH RISK VERO ITEM CAN LEAD TO A BAN ON A NEW ACCOUNT (They really are strict with new accounts) Also I have a question for the BHW community, does anyone know how long it takes for an account's VERO penalties to reset back to the 1st strike? I'd love to find out as I'm sure this info would be helpful to quite a few people, myself included. If you have any knowledge of VERO punishments please post below and I'll add the info to this list. UPDATE 1: It seems that the longer you let a listing remain up on eBay the higher of a chance it has of being flagged for VERO. So I recommend you limit the length of your high risk VERO listings to 5-7 days. So that they don't build up too much attention and get removed for violations. UPDATE 2: I have found that if you get another VERO violation while you are under a no listing ban, your new VERO violation will only remove the listing, not add time to the current listing ban from your former VERO violations. UPDATE 3: The first VERO flag you receive will most likely be by a copyright holder who found your listing and flagged it to eBay. As soon as a real human flags one of your listings eBay will use automated robots to check the rest of your listings for keywords like software, DVD, audio tapes, CD, and similar words that will lead to those listings being taken down by eBay's automatic system. So my advice is as soon as you get a single VERO case immediately remove any other items you know may even slightly violate VERO, and wait a few days before you relist them and go on with your selling. Just repeat this process for every time a new VERO case is opened against you.