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MC999 - Restriction received after 1st item - what went wrong?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by hothotie, May 22, 2014.

  1. hothotie

    hothotie Newbie

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    Hi all,

    Thank you for your visit to my thread and for your time. I know this question get asked 1000 times already. However, in my case, it is a bit more unique.

    I have been operating a couple of stealth accounts successfully, which I opened on my own. The past 2 accounts that I opened were limited with MC999 immediately after posting the 1st item, which I still can't understand why. Here are the steps I followed:

    1. New VPS
    2. New bank account
    3. Verify Paypal with Bank account prior to listing (not with CC)
    4. Listed low risk items (Office Supplies)
    5. New (non-existing) address
    6. New phone number

    Any feedback is welcome. Thank you
     
  2. thatb0y0

    thatb0y0 Registered Member

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    Every new account gets a MC999 now. You just need to call in and get it removed.
     
  3. Defon

    Defon Regular Member

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    YEP, agreed, this happens 90% of the time. Just call .. I konw it sucks... but it is only 10 mins
     
  4. jmt123

    jmt123 Regular Member

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    Not true that all new accounts get MC999 suspended. If made properly, you can avoid being MC999'd, which should be everyone's goal. Even if it's easy to get the account restored, by getting MC999'd in the first place it means that eBay doesn't quite trust you. It's not a huge deal, but it's always a good idea to avoid all possible problems with eBay to ensure the account lasts.

    Hothotie, there are three possible problems with your methods.

    First, you need to use a real address and it should be one you have access to. Using a fake address throws up red flags and that's my guess as to why you're getting suspended. Also, you say you're using a new phone, but most numbers are recycled (especially if you use those texting apps; those are recycled the most often). It's best to use an actual physical phone, if possible. Finally, how soon are you listing your items? Listing immediately (i.e. the first day of account creation) will almost always get you suspended. You need to wait at least a few weeks (the longer the better). The more time you put into making accounts, the better results you'll get. None of the accounts I make get MC999'd so I know it's possible to avoid.
     
  5. superduper7

    superduper7 Regular Member

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    Did you use different details
     
  6. asap1

    asap1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Its because your account is new.

    You need to age the account first and after you sell some if you make more accounts on the same IP then they will not get the MC99 warning
     
  7. nikchaing

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    When my main ebay account got banned, I looked into making multiple stealth accounts like you I think. I remember getting a MC when I tried using a fake address, but when I used a real address that I had "access" to, no MC. Just wanted to throw in my experiences.
     
  8. ebayisajoke

    ebayisajoke BANNED BANNED

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    Don't buy eBay stealth accounts from anyone on this forum or from someone named ASKPIN.
     
  9. InfinityAI

    InfinityAI Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Make sure that when you list the low risk item, that you take a real picture and description; if you use stock images, they're still going to take you down, even if the item was in the low risk category.