ebay has started to suspend buyers?

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  1. I don't know whether to laugh or to cry.

    I am a small time buyer with 100% (43) feedbacks with ebay for at least 3-4 years. I always pay up immediately and leaves feedback after i received my items. I buy a varierty of things from clothes, to makeup, to bags.

    Recently, I got an email informing me of my suspension and that I am not to open any other accounts with them. While I receive this suspension, there are no on-going transactions. My last one was in december when I bought a purse insert.

    Strange no? I wrote to them and after 'reviewing' they decide to suspend my account and due to policies, they are not allowed to reveal why. Ridiculous no?
  2. WTF??

    Can you post the email you received? Just block out your name or user id.

    There has to be a reason!!
  3. Hello,

    Thank you for writing back to us regarding the suspension of your eBay

    We've reviewed your records again and have decided that your eBay
    account will remain suspended. Our decision is based on evidence from
    our records as well as any additional information you've provided. Due
    to eBay policy, we cannot provide you with more specific information.

    Although we will read any future appeals you send, we may not respond to
    your inquiries.

    Thank you for your time.

    Everly G.
    eBay Southeast Asia Trust & Safety

    Original Message Follows:


    I contacted paypal and they couldnt give me a reason or tell me why my
    account has been suspended. I do not know how to go about resolving this
    issue. As far as I am concerned, I am confident and certain that I have
    not violated any rules. If you think that I have, at least let me know
    what and I can try to explain?
    I am a small time buyer who pays up and leaves feedback all the time. I
    dont know how I can be suspended at all.


    Sent: Monday, 19 January 2009 7:51:40
    Subject: SHORC001 -Email to eBay Trust and Safety regarding your eBay

    Thank you for contacting eBay in regard to the suspension of your eBay

    I've reviewed our records and see that your eBay account has been
    temporarily suspended until we're able to verify your contact
    information. We'll also need to confirm that your use of eBay services
    meet the guidelines of the User Agreement. For more information about
    the eBay User Agreement, go to:


    If you'd like to appeal your suspension, the first step requires that
    you resolve any outstanding issues that you have with PayPal.
    To start this process, follow these steps:

    1. Go to:


    2. Log in to your PayPal account.
    3. Click the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the page.
    4. Under the 'Help by Email' section, click the 'Contact Customer
    Service' link.
    5. Select the appropriate Topic, write your message and then click the
    'Continue' button.

    Once you've resolved any outstanding issues with PayPal, please reply to
    this email and ask for further assistance with the appeal of your eBay
    account suspension.

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.


    Maja P.
    eBay Southeast Asia Fraud Prevention

    Original Message Follows:


    I am extremely puzzled by the suspension. I hope you can give me a good
    reason for this asap.


    Sent: Sunday, 18 January 2009 2:28:26
    Subject: FPA NOTICE B001: eBay Registration Suspension - %s

    Your eBay account has been suspended due to our concerns for the safety
    of the eBay Community.

    Please note that you're not allowed to use eBay in any way during your
    suspension. This includes registering a new account or using another
    existing account. Doing so may result in your permanent suspension.

    To have your account considered for reinstatement, please reply to this
    email. We will then contact you with a brief list of requirements that
    you'll need to take care of before we can consider reinstating your

    Thank you for your understanding..

  4. same thing with paypal and as far as I know, I have no outstanding issues with them and dont know what they meant. I called and they couldnt tell me what's wrong. I have never sold anything on ebay.
  5. WOW

    No unpaid item strikes?
    No selling history?
    No claims?
  6. NO! absolutely no, I swear. My last purchase was the purse insert in december and I paid and left feedback. Never sold there.
  7. That is the strangest thing I've ever heard.
  8. It looks like you aren't verified in Paypal. try making sure you are verified or contact paypal about verification. Thats the only think I see from the info you provided.
  9. This is terrible!

    I think I would phone them, demand to speak to a supervisor, etc.

    I wonder if it's possible that your account was hijacked recently?

    Please keep us posted as this is a new one!
  10. you know what? I dont even know if it's worth it anymore. I have tried calling them and agonising over it. Doing so again and making a fuss is only going to cause additional distress to me. It's so unfair but I am trying not to think so much about it.
  11. WTH! This is insane...the worst part is how, as usual, they don't tell you why.
    That's like getting arrested and put in jail without being told why.
  12. Eaxctly! that is the most exasperating part. Even a murderer has the right to defend himself.
  13. Talk about biting the hand that feeds them! They are already suspending sellers left & right, now buyers? The ebay world is going to crumble soon I bet....
  14. Carnage
  15. I'm not saying it's justified, but doesn't that tell you what it is/what you need to do? It seems like they're just trying to get you to verify/update your contact information.