Reasons Why Your Amazon Account Was Locked
Most Amazon accounts have been locked due to several different reasons. The principal one aims to prevent
unauthorized transactions and fight against potential and suspected
frauds. Their effort finally paid off by using Amazon Fraud Detector to detect
The following reasons will explain why your Amazon account may get locked:
1. Providing incorrect or incomplete account
One of the biggest reasons for getting your Amazon account locked is giving false or
unfinished information. Because most sellers think that Amazon does not allow drop shipping, then
they create untrue information such as fake names, fake shipping addresses, and fake billing addresses. But
frankly, they do, Amazon permits you to dropship as long as you follow Amazon's
drop shipping policy. They will apply some methods to check and detect whether
your account is real or not.
2. Orders of returns are uncommonly high
The buyers all know that the returns are free for them and do not care much about the shipping fee. But for
Amazon, they do care because they have to take their money from their pocket to pay for your returns. And believe
me, nobody wants that. Hence, try to minimize the order returns and be
attentive to the returns rate on your account.
3. Ordering an abnormally
high number of items (especially for a new account)
If you’re a newbie on Amazon and so excited to order as many as you can (let’s say 55 orders within a day). You
may be suspected and detected on the anti-fraud system soon. So just take a small step first like
5 or 10 orders per day, and then gradually come to bigger steps with
increasing volume to 25 or 30 ones (it will be a safe number per day). It
would be a wise choice to avoid triggering “the magical weapon” and save your account.
4. Using too many Gift Cards
Gift Card on the Amazon platform has many benefits for all kinds of people no matter whether you’re a seller, drop
shipper or buyer. Thereby, they hunt, buy and overuse them. However, is using too many Gift Cards as good as you
think especially for a new account?
If you just start activating your Amazon account and go to purchase a Gift Card immediately and overuse them, your
account probably gets locked right away. It is because they do not know anything about you as well as what your
intention is. That explains why they suspect your activities and want to verify. All they do is just try to
protect their system from fraud or money laundering.
Thus, keeping away from purchasing Gift Card is the best choice,
and wait until you have a proven track record on the platform.
5. Signing in from different locations
The last red flag that may put your account “in danger” is using different IP addresses from various locations.
That’s when you give Amazon Fraud Detector an alert to attack your account by locking your account. Since orders are being placed in your account from
separate IP addresses, their security system will be triggered, and suspect it must have been hacked or stolen.
Thus, this will be a high chance for your account to be locked in order to confirm that is truly you, not someone
Then, be careful about sharing your account with others.