(1) 2009: I've had several paypal accounts, than one got banned for selling fake (didn't know this) and negative balance -$700. I lost the case because paypal messed up on it, so they gave the $700 back to me. account is banned though. (2) 2010: I made another paypal account to sell on. ~$50k/year in sales. bank verified, card verified, sent in photo ID, receipts of goods, etc. 100% legit account. Account is working order, not linked to anything. STILL ACTIVE (3) 2011: Made 3rd paypal account only to pay for goods. no bank, only credit card. name a little different. this paypal was suspended because they claimed I opened too many disputes as buyer. They also suspended my brother account because linked to this third account, but not my second account (Still active) or any mention of first account (not linked to this) (4) 2015: An older account from 2009 I started using for sending payments only. Now this is limited and they are asking for proof of identity. I think they linked it to my 2009 account (Banned). This has complete fake name on it. How are they linking some and not others? IP? My (2) account is still active, I don't change IP or username or use proxy, just clear cookies (some times I forget), nonetheless the (2) doesn't seem to be linked to anything, even though I use same IP to login (2), (3) and (4). Name? all accounts have different names, so can't be linked this way Address? I registered all accounts with different addresses. However my credit card billing address is same on all 4 accounts. So how did they link (4) with (1) and not (2) or (3)? Don't think I"ll send in photo ID for account (4), I don't want it linked to (2). I might make a new Paypal account just to buy. From what I've seen I can use fake name, address, and put in real card and read address and it not be linked.