I went to Arizona recently and decided I would use my cousins address for my Amazon account since I was not alowed to be an affiliate in Cali.
This was about 3 or 4 weeks ago. Yesterday I got this email:
"We are writing in reference to the documentation you recently submitted as proof of residency. We have reviewed your submission and determined that it is insufficient to establish your residency. As a result, your Associates account has been closed and any accrued advertising fees have been withheld.
If you have additional documentation to support your residency at your stated address, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your store id and email address in your email and on all the pages submitted. Again, this documentation will be used for no other purpose than to verify your residency at your stated address.
If you can’t email the appropriate documentation for submission, please mail your submission to the following address and include your store id and email address:
Attn: Associates Address Verification (SEA20.03.325.H5)
P.O. Box 81226
Seattle, WA 98108
Once this documentation is received, your Associates account will be reviewed for reinstatement and you will receive notification regarding the outcome by email. Please note, any fees accrued while your account was active will not be reinstated.
They're telling me that they're going to keep every single penny of the money I made just because they couldn't verify my address! And even if I submitted the proper verification documents they're still going to keep it!!!
How f**ked up is that? Talk about being rapped with no vasaline, that is so cold blooded I can hardly believe it.
How can they do something like that just because of a simple address verification?
Luckily it was only $105. If it was a substantial amount I'd would have been on the phone with a lawyer instantly.
Watch out when changing your address with Amazon!!