I'm one of the victim of Adwords mass life time banned in early 2010s. Main reason was direct affiliate just like many others. I have to accept that I was new and not carefully enough selecting those affiliate sites. I've already ask them to reactivated my account twice, but got rejected both. I guess they don't like some of the affiliate sites I promoted.
Since then I didn't try to create any new account. I wasn't begging google. I won't change my name for it. I just shifted most of my budget to Bing and Facebook. Few years later, I started using an agency to run my tiny budget Adwords campaign instead of myself. It was to promote my family business.
The campaign run smoothly for years. Then, one day I got an access to that account the agency created for me. I found out that they use MY name, address, credit card, ALL OF MY PERSONAL INFORMATION in that Adwords account!
Seriously? The reason I used an agency because I myself was banned. The only value of the agency is to not using my name, but they use it. Now, I'm thinking why should I pay for the agency fees.
Maybe I can create a new account and not getting banned?
Anyone gone through this? Any advice? Thanks!