I know, as I said the vast majority of threads discussing this exploit were removed.
Not a jot of evidence in any of the above...?
unfortionately a lot of the threads on reddit discussing the exploit were removed, however there are some that mention bans (but also have plenty of comments with people adamant the bans are a lie...so who knows) https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/b1xnt1/origin_access_exploit_bans_waiting_for_respawns/ https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/b0knf8/psa_dont_do_the_1000_free_apex_coin_exploit/ https://www.reddit.com/r/apexlegends/comments/b0a2pm/psa_to_people_using_a_certain_command_line_for/
An example of a reddit thread where someone has been banned for this would be great, thanks.
Well firstly, no not in respect of the fraud, because that is obvious, you are claiming something through code manipulation you know you are not otherwise entitled to. In respect of the bans it was all over reddit at the time this was popular, lots of people probably didn't get banned but plenty claimed they were. They were apparently permanent bans. This exploit was also blamed for the fact the battle pass was delayed for a week. I get it, we are all after good deals, but the line has to be drawn somewhere and this wasn't something that should have existed let alone advertised, and is in no way the same thing as say pricing something wrong.