I get an email a few months ago about one of them violating tos. So I double check and make sure they are all deleted. They have definitely been inactive (paused) for many years - some since 2005.
Last week I get an email saying my account is suspended for multiple violations. So I respond telling them that those campaigns have been inactive for years. The only campaign I've run since then is a single ad for a private school and their tutoring services.
I also indicated that the campaigns in question may not have been in violation of the TOS when they were running. Apparently someone took over one of the affiliate domains and is now promoting counterfeit goods. It was a totally legit site at the time the campaign was running.
Anyway, they responded saying that they have nothing else to say on the matter.
I don't really need adwords, but it's frustrating to lose that option. Back in the day, I ran $5k-$10k per month with them on office supply and mortgage refinancing campaigns.
Still have my msn account active, so still have a ppc option, but this pisses me off.