Two years ago my brother bid up a broken mobile he was selling for spares by about 50p and got himself and my other brothers account suspended for shill bidding,
It was stupid of him but after a grovelling apology email Ebay allowed him to return with his old account. What I didn't realise was that he never sorted my younger brothers account which has sat there for two years with a suspension still standing.
Now Wednesday I decided to buy a piece of satellite equipment so linked a paypal account to my Ebay profile only to find myself suspended within hours. Seems when my younger brother set up his account he used my email so this must have triggered alarm bells when the paypal account with the same email was linked to mine.
After emailing Ebay I get told that regardless that the bad account has had no activity for two years and that the other account that did the shill bidding was fixed I and everyone within my household is banned for a further 12 months!!!