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Temporary Ban - Why ?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by vibby, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. vibby

    vibby BANNED BANNED

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    I had been writing on AC for over 6 months. I haven't written regularly but did only 2-3 articles per month. But today I logged in and found that my account was banned temporary and I needed a W9 form to come out of suspension. I am not living in US and I can't provide a US form.

    What could be the possible reasons for this ban? Is there a way I can get my account without submitting the form? Or I just need to create another account?

    Does AC keep a watch on our IP addresses ?
     
  2. LetsGetIt

    LetsGetIt Newbie

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    Yeah, I think they have the ip address. I got an account banned, AC said it was linked to another banned account, I had.
     
  3. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    They don't auto detect your IP, but they can check up on any linking within accounts anytime they want vibby. If you're non US there's really not much you can do other than trying to submit fake W9 info, which is obviously not worth risking. Since you weren't submitting many articles to the account anyway, I would just start up another one
     
  4. ataga12

    ataga12 Newbie

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    W9 is a tax form. U've probably earned a certain amount of money that now requires u to start paying taxes on what u've grossed. Have u tried telling them u r not a US resident?
     
  5. alwayscashinin

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    Happened to me a few days ago, they made it VERY clear nothing can be done without the form, the W-9 one. SO you will need to re-open an account. And linked to another banned account as another poster just mentioned, eek, they are sounding like Ebay. Ebay bans one account and finds about almost any other unless you purchase another computer- don't know how they do it. You don't even have to be committing fraud to be suspended. Happens when you are a seller mostly. SO be careful with Paypal they freeze accts alot like their partner Ebay.
     
  6. vibby

    vibby BANNED BANNED

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    No I havent reached any close to $500 which is the amount when they ask the form. And telling them that I am not a US citizen will do no good I guess.

    Well yeah I guess I will have to re-open an account.

    Yeah maybe you are right cause one of my friends also got banned today and he had logged in to AC many times at my place.