Sony is still banning people for having CFW on PS3

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  1. WiiUBricker
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    Well it seems like my PSN account is banned. Probably because I signed up to PSN on my CFWed PS3 a month ago or so to buy some Tales of Xillia DLC, with protection measures and all enabled. I never pirated on the PS3. The reason why I CFWed it in the first place is for the Tales of Vesperia english translation. In retrospect I probably should have pirated the DLC instead. Oh irony.

    Now the question: How would you measure the chance of having Sony unbanning my account if I write them pretty please? Does something like that ever happened before?
     
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    Well, I have been on PS3 CFW for over 4 years with no online at all. I knew they would banned people like that.

    No, they will never unbanning your account. Your account remain banned forever. Unless you have a new ip address or a new account. Doubt that it will help either but 100 percent that your account remain banned from Sony. Never unbanning your account at all. :(
     
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    Hm.. PSN is down at the moment. Could that have been a server glitch? Before the server went down I tried to log in via my PC and it sent me a verification code because 2-step verification was enabled. Do they still send verification codes when your account is banned?
     
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    I was under the impression that Sony locked out all access to the account when banned. CFW banning is why I never use my real PSN account on my CFW PS3. I created a new PSN ID for when I needed to download FUNimationNow from PSN on my CFW PS3 since nobody had a link to grab the pkg at the time. I have not tried logging into that account since then but it would not surprise me if it was banned already.
     
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    Weird, when the game was relatively new, I logged hundreds of hours of pirated Battlefield 4 online without any protection at all, and still haven't been banned. Yet there are people who merely sign up for PSN and get hit. I wonder what exactly triggers it.
     
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    I've had me PS3 connected with PSN on CFW for idk how long.
    Still works.

    Edit: no protection measurements.
     
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    Did you ever play online with your CFW ps3?
     
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    No.
     
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    Even with all protection measures the PSN store is always a risky place to visit, games not so much unless it's Destiny or games like it. Do you have a "GAMES" folder or something similar in your files? I heard it looks for files like that. Sorry to hear though.
     
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    you made a new PSN account for PS3 or you logged using your main (PS4?) account ?
    sorry to hear you lost access and all your content if it's your main one :(
     
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    You expected them not to? ESPECIALLY after the PSN hack fiasco.
     
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    No idea. I once installed the Tales of Vesperia english patch using multiman. Maybe I created it then?

    I used my main PS4 account on my PS3. I didn‘t expect them to catch me because it‘s not the first time I logged in to PSN on my PS3 and bought DLC. I guess my luck run out :sad:
     
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    I think files like "PS3ISO" etc are created when using multiman or other backup managers. If you ever used any game on multiman good chance there was a "GAMES" file created. I guess you could call them and be like "If I have a hacked PS3 then why did I buy stuff from the store?", probably won't work though.
     
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    I actually threatened them with a lawsuit. Too bad they didn‘t fall for it. They basically ignored anything I said and basically replied only with “Unbanning your account is not possible.“ Well whatever. Their loss.
     
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    yea.... I notice *sitting with a banned ps3*
     
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    Time to pirate a shit ton of ps3 titles then!
     
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    Well, that sucks. Sony should've just banned the console and not the account. Can't you file a dispute on it? Tell them you just bought a DLC or game or whatever and your account was banned. Just tell them you used your friends PS3 if ever they will mention you were using a hacked console. Hopefully, you can recover your account.
     
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    Nah it won't work. They are not even interested in any background information. When their monitoring system detects use of hacks, they will ban the account permanently, no exceptions. Their websites states the only time they will unban an account is if a chargeback is resolved. Well another method would be to fight this in court and manage to win, but that isn't worth it financially. I guess what you can take away from it is that it's better to buy physical.
     
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    And I'm still wondering why they never bother being Henkaku users :wacko::wacko::wacko:
     
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    I always love when people ask this question lol PSN is known for never unbanning people only thing I can say is hope for a group to hack all the main company's again only THEN you will have a chance of being unbanned "possibly"