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Flippa Why does it say "Possible links to:" Banned Accounts!

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by webbyal, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. webbyal

    webbyal Newbie

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    When I click on my flippa user profile it says I have "Possible links to:" other accounts which are banned and suspended.


    But I am not connected with these at all.


    How does flippa determine you are linked to another account? Is it through IP, bank details or what?
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    They don't disclose all the metrics, but it's usually things like IP, phone number, address, payment details, bidding patterns etc. It's an automated system so not always 100% accurate.

    I've had an account mistakenly linked to me before. If you email support about it, they will be able to explain further about the link, and if they feel it's unjustified will often remove it for you.
     
  3. webbyal

    webbyal Newbie

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    But what if I use public internet where many others share the IP?
     
  4. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    I'd suggest contacting them first because they can give better reply according to your issue.
     
  5. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    You might want to polish up that excuse before you contact Flippa.

    What are the odds out of the thousands if not millions of IPs available for public use that another random person would use the same IP you used for the purpose of activity on Flippa? What are the odds they'd visit ANY WEBSITE you visit as another random person using a public IP? Now even if that million to one longshot comes through, what are the odds that person would share any of the same information you used on Flippa or even come across one of your auctions of Flippa when 2,000 others are running? That would be odds higher than hitting the Lottery.

    Flippa is very liberal with practically every long term, high volume seller shilling their listings on a daily basis. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see all the shill bidding going on. I won't share how to spot the shill bidding because I don't want scammers to change up their methods. Right now they're like shooting fish in a barrel and Flippa is catching on.

    With that being said, don't insult them further with a lame excuse like you use a public IP that someone else might be using for Flippa purposes. Flippa isn't that large and remove the seller ids and the shilling IDs and you've removed 75% of their accounts.
     
  6. poweronics

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    That sounds quite logical but the exception is still there that the OP might have been hit wrongly by flippa guys.
     
  7. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
     
  8. timpears

    timpears Registered Member

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    Man this sure suckas..Hope the OP is telling the truth.