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Return to eBay within a day after an unfair suspension

First of all you need to know that they have a cross link system, among other systems. You cannot use anything associated with your last account. Do not use your spouse’s name with the same address that was previously on the old eBay account because that partner’s name is now tagged. Don’t use that partner’s name tagged with a new address, because now that new address is tagged. Do not use the same computer with the same IP to open a new account with a new name and address, because the new name and address are now labeled. Do not use any software (turbolister, etc.), image ads or anything associated with your last account. You can sell the same products, but for images, always use eBay image hosting and always use different listings.

What happens is that eBay’s tracking software looks for certain things to catch a suspended user opening another account, and once they do, it generates a red flag. Then an eBay employee will see the red alert and if you didn’t take all the precautions they will easily detect the connection to your suspended accounts and suspend you again. If you follow the steps outlined here, you will stay under eBay’s radar and your account will most likely never be reviewed by a real eBay employee.

Not a Registered User – This is the most shocking, distressing, and anxiety-causing situation for anyone who relies on eBay for a living or supplemental income. It’s like being fired from a job you love. You are losing hundreds or thousands of dollars a week!

I have been suspended twice from eBay. Both times, being linked to suspended accounts, I had nothing to do with it. After being suspended, I eagerly searched to find out what I could do and of course couldn’t get a response from eBay. It is very rare for eBay to reinstate a suspended account even if it discovers that it made a mistake. eBay will not admit any mistakes on your part.

Get back to eBay in just one day.

Follow these step-by-step instructions or you will simply be suspended again and have to start over.

Many people think that you have to reformat (reinstall Windows) before opening a new account, but I didn’t and so far I’m fine. However, as a precautionary measure, it would not be a bad idea. Especially if your PC is running very slow and your hard drive is full, reinstalling Windows will make it run like new. If you want to do this and need help, email me and I’ll give you instructions and a copy of Windows XP Professional (for a small fee) if you need it.

It is a very rare occasion for eBay to reinstate a suspended account, so even if you think you can prove yourself innocent, it will take weeks or months and you will have to hand over all of your personal information. Copies of your birth certificate, social security card, driver’s license, etc. Even after all that, chances are, you still haven’t been reinstated. eBay doesn’t care about small sellers.

1) Clean up your tracks:

You will need to get a new IP and clear the spies, web beacons, and cookies.

Download Firefox with the Google bar. The Firefox browser is an alternative to Internet Explorer. Firefox is free and it is an absolute must! After downloading, go to “tools” at the top of the browser, then click “options” – “Privacy tab” and check the box that says “Always delete my private data when I close Firefox”

eBay tracks and monitors your activities through its cookies. They also have the added benefit of monitoring your browsing habits with the cooperation of many associates and affiliates who remotely monitor your activities without you being logged into eBay! It seems like an invasion of privacy to me, but it’s true nonetheless.

In addition to setting Firefox to clear all cookies and temporary files every time I shut down, I also run a free program called crap cleaner, which I have found to be the best for removing temporary cookie files and more. I run it at the end of every day and always close Fire Fox after logging out of eBay to clear all cookies before doing any other browsing. In this way, eBay cannot keep track of your activities. Trust me, this is necessary if you don’t want eBay to monitor your browsing habits.

2) Change your IP address

NOTE: eBay has launched a “Trusted Sale with Identity Confirmation” in an effort to combat the problems of account hijacking in which scammers seize users’ accounts to list fraudulent auctions. This is proof that eBay monitors your computer! eBay said it has started tracking which computers members typically use to conduct their buying and selling activity. In June 2008, eBay began verifying that sellers were using the same computers they had previously used. If sellers post items on a different computer, eBay will automatically call the seller for confirmation, so having a good phone number now is important. It’s not difficult to get second phone lines, virtual phone numbers, or cell numbers. This new system can also ask the seller to verify your identity in other ways, not yet specified.

There are a few ways to change your IP.

(If you have dial-up access, your IP changes automatically every time you log in.)

Windows: computer directly connected to the modem

1. Access a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).

2. Type “ipconfig / release” (without the quotes, on the command line).

3. Type “ipconfig / renew” (without the quotes, on the command line).

Windows (second option): computer connected directly to the modem

1. Access a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).

2. Type “ipconfig / release” (without the quotes).

3. Turn off the computer.

4. Turn off the computer.

5. Turn off all Ethernet hubs / switches.

6. Turn off the cable / DSL modem.

7. Let it sit overnight.

8. Turn everything back on.

Router network

1. Log in to the administration console of the router. (Often [http://192.168.1.1/])

2. Release the IP address. (The method varies depending on the router manufacturer)

3. Turn off your router, Ethernet hubs / switches, and cable / DSL modem.

4. Let it sit overnight.

5. Turn everything back on.

If you are using a cable / DSL modem and router, you may want to connect your computer directly to the cable / DSL modem. Be aware that this could significantly affect the security of your system. This allows your ISP’s DHCP to issue you a new (hopefully changed) IP address based on the MAC (hardware) address of your computer’s Ethernet card.

If all of the above did not work to change your IP address and you have a router, check if there is a “Clone MAC address” option. Its use should change your IP address; however, you will only be able to do this once (in most cases).

These will not work in all cases. If all else fails, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask if they can change your IP address or how long your connection must be off for your IP address to change.

3) Get a NEW email address – I suggest gmail.com

4) Get a new mailing address: UPS store, PO box, etc. NOTE: Standard postal mailboxes are a flag, preferably use a non-government managed mailbox.

5) Get a new phone number: a new cell number, second line, it’s easy.

6) Completely uninstall all auction software, I use Vendio and eBay Turbo Lister, do not reuse eBay Turbo Lister for multiple accounts. For security reasons, download and use eBay Turbo Lister for ONE account only. there are other programs for your sub accounts.

7) Create an account with auctiva free auction software, templates and image hosting will help your business. Auctiva has a scrolling gallery that helps you cross the market and increase customer traffic. Saves you a lot of time and money.

8) Create an auctiva token for each eBay account you have using a new auctiva account for each one.

9) Get a new prepaid or gift card. You can verify PayPal without a checking account. I’m surprised more people don’t know about this.

You will need a debit card with a direct deposit option. I don’t know how many offer this, but the one I use is ICE Visa. You will need 2 cards. You will receive your temporary cards first. You will have to wait until you receive your permanent cards to use them because the address will not match on the temporary cards. Use one card to register PayPal and as a seller on eBay and use the other to verify PayPal. Your Ice cards come with a routing number and check. You will enter these numbers as your bank account numbers and select the option to add funds to your PayPal account to verify. Then when they add the funds to their card, it gets verified and they don’t even notice.

Overview

1. Use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer to properly remove your cookies and navigation tracks. The reason for removing your browser cookies and saved passwords is because eBay leaves cookies on your PC with your eBay username and password and some browsers automatically register it, which could obviously jeopardize any new accounts you establish.

2. Uninstall any eBay-related software, such as turbolister.

3. Change your IP address

4. Use a friend ID. Create a new identity that you can also use anywhere else, not just on eBay.

5. Get a new email, Gmail or yahoo address and add this to your PayPal account to avoid connecting with the old email address to accept your eBay payments.

6. Get a new phone number or, as they just put it, use call forwarding to save you the hassle of changing your existing number, like (tollfreeforwarding.com) or getting a prepaid cell phone.

7. Get a gift card credit card that has the Visa or MasterCard logo on it.

8. Next, apply for a new eBay and PayPal account using the brand new identity information. To verify your account, if you are a seller, you have to enter your bank details, and unfortunately most of these posts recommend using false information to do this. (to my surprise and ethical delight, this is not always necessary)

9. Make sure to use eBay image hosting instead of your own server. Each image you use can be identified up to what type of camera was used if necessary.

10. Start selling slowly.

11. Do not use anything related to or that you have used in a suspended account. Pictures, etc.

Good luck with your love hate relationship with eBay.

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