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new ebay stealth account closed in few days!! All new info.Why?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by big cat, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. big cat

    big cat Registered Member

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    +I just made a new ebay stealth account. All new info. It was shut down in days! I listed 1 item waited a couple days. The listed a couple more. within a week I had about 6 listings. none brand.It takes me a lot of time to find items and I have to pay vcc and the account is burned before I get chance to sell 1 thing. No warnings. Just shut down with message stating the account had serious concerns.protecting ebay community bla.bla bla.Anyone know why? I have done several stealth accounts all same way. Ebay have some new way of linking?I do use vpn service with static ip wonder if the ip was linked to another closed account, not mine? never used this ip before. It sucks because now I can't use theip or the items I already posted.I can't keep doing this.Anyone know what went wrong??
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    You were definitely linked. Did you use all new info? Were you trying to sell the same things?
     
  3. jmt123

    jmt123 Regular Member

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    VPN is likely the cause of this. Is it a well known VPN? (Just Google search for it, if it has millions of hits then yes it's well known). Either way, VPNs are very dangerous since the connection is shared between lots of other people. Not to mention ebay would have no problem researching your ISP and seeing a VPN provider is not a good thing. Having AT&T show up as the ISP looks miles better than Random VPN, Inc. I'd look into an alternative solution to create and access your accounts. If you want something similar, try researching a less known VPS. Tethering, using a 3G/4G hotspot, or even getting a separate home internet connection just for stealth also works.
     
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    ebay sucks monkey butts. thats why lol
     
  5. big cat

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    I used all new info. Different items. This happened a few months before too but last time I made the mistake of using same bank account.This time i didn't link a bank, only used a vcc to verify. Any chance the vcc could be a re-use one? I've been using this vpn provider fo nearly 2 years and never had any problem before creating new accounts. I just use a different Ip.Idk why it would
    start flagging the system now unless I just got unlucky and someone use this ip for ebay before.

    I can't keep wasting money for vcc etc and using up ips for nothing. Not to mention I spend time looking for products then can't
    list again after act. banned.

    The vpn provider not such a major one. Any suggestions?
    could listing too many item at first cause this? 6 isn't that many and i've listed 10 right off the bat before ad notgo shut down.

    What u guys think I should do? I need to be able to change to different ips easily for multiple accounts. Im just wonderig if its really the ip or something else?
     
  6. jmt123

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    eBay is always changing and things that worked in the past can stop working at any time. It's the unfortunate thing about stealth.

    VCCs can be reused but it's really rare, I doubt that was it. Listing too many auctions could lead to a MC999 where they ask you to call in to talk about your selling practices, but they won't outright indefinitely suspend you unless you were linked to a banned account.

    Really, VPNs are one of the worst way to run stealth accounts. Lesser known ones can work, but they also can just as easily be shut down. And they cause more problems than what they're worth in my opinion. Were you using separate user accounts for each stealth? Maybe you accidentally logged into an account with an IP for a different stealth.

    But either way, you rarely get suspended just for using an IP that was used with a suspended account (it would have to be an often abused IP, like common public proxies/WiFi. VPNs too, but since you said it's not a popular one then that's probably not the case unless it just happens to be used by a lot of stealthers). IP addresses are often recycled so chances are pretty much everyone has used an IP that was linked to a banned account. However if you do happen to use a banned IP, eBay will look deeply into your account and if anything else seems suspicious, that is where the suspension happens.

    What I'm saying is that yes it's most likely the IP that got eBay suspicious of you, but other part(s) of your account lead up to the suspension as well so you'll have to figure out what else lead to the linking and eventual suspension of your account. Since you're weary of the VCC, how about trying a different one? Also, is there anything else you can think of that would make you stand out to eBay? Also you said your listings weren't branded, but they still could be high risk. For example, even non-branded cellphone cases can cause troubles on a new account.
     
  7. big cat

    big cat Registered Member

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    Really, I have no idea!
    I used a different user and since it was a brand new account I had't even checked it since I listed the items. It was shut down within a week. I was selling some hunting equipment, I don't think that would be high risk, would it?

    Maybe they don't like to see too many of the same type of product? Anyone have trouble listing multiple items that are of the same sort of category,yet different?

    I did the same as any other stealth. No idea on this one.
     
  8. jmt123

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    It's hard to tell but I wouldn't think hunting equipment is high risk. Did you receive an email saying your listings were pulled, or just one saying you were suspended indefinitely?

    But really I would try again, use a non-VPN IP. List only one really low risk item (try a book or office supplies, it doesn't even have to sell). Use a cheap prepaid phone to verify it. And I will almost guarantee that your account would be safe that way.

    Also, one thing that they could have used to link you are your pictures. If you used the same pictures from a banned account, or even if you used the same camera (a lot of digital cameras leave information inside of the picture file). Make sure to take brand new pictures every time, and use a program like BatchPurifier to remove all metadata from pictures.