Friday, November 22nd, 2013, 12:29 am
Amazon Payments had gotten much stricter of late about using multiple accounts. For several years it’s been an easy way to spend $1,000 per month on your account but some people have scaled that and reported using dozens of accounts. That kind of abuse has poked the bear in the eye.
Several DDF members are now reporting getting shut down. They’re not told why but it seems that logging into multiple accounts from the same IP address as well as sending money back and forth between the same 2 accounts are definite no-nos.
While most people have only had their Amazon Payments accounts closed, a couple people have reported having their Amazon.com account closed as well.
As I’ve said for years, the safest play is for person A to send money to person B, for person B to send to person C and for person C to send back to person A. And they should never login from the same IP address or have the same bank account or credit card info.
Some people have been able to appeal via email and be reinstated by most people have not. Some are reporting that funds were in their Amazon Payments accounts when they were closed. I’m not sure why you would ever have funds in your account and now withdraw it right away to your bank account. However it does seem like by emailing Amazon Payments that you will eventually get through to someone to allow you to withdraw funds.
Play safe out there!