Have had my rewards disabled for months but still getting ads

My account had about 130 BAT in it and while I have had to reimage windows twice and transfer my brave wallet file twice because you didn’t pay me out I have done nothing wrong
I just don’t understand why you would give me all of this BAT locally and then destroy it

What do you mean ? Be more specific and enlighten me

I didn’t do a thing to warrant it
the last thing I remember doing regarding this is asking the official twitter account why my 130 BAT was missing
I don’t understand what I did wrong

Some quick examples of things that often result in flagged accounts can be:

  • Using a VPN, Proxy Server, or other such thing to hide or fake your location. This is because it can be seen as you trying to bypass ad restrictions. Remember, advertisers pay so content is shown to specific regions. When you appear to be in a region you’re not, it is taking advantage of the system to see ads and receive BAT you shouldn’t be getting.
  • Modifying folders. There are some things you’re encouraged to do but some people do dig deep and try modifying folders that affect your encryption key OR where Users think they can fool the system into thinking they’ve seen more ads or have more BAT in their browser than they really do. Whether intentional or accidental, messing with the wrong things will get your account flagged.
  • Your setup sends mixed information to Brave. For example, maybe you’re in the United States. Your IP address shows you in California, your language is English-IN, and your time zone is correct. This will tell Brave you should see ads from India but then it sees that you’re actually in California. At this point it will think you’re trying to trick the system to see more ads and might flag you. If nothing else, it can result in you not getting BAT for ads that you do see.
  • Cloning your browser. Some people have learned how to do unofficial backup & restore and have the “great idea” that they can make multiple copies of the same browser on different devices and then Verify them with a custodial wallet like Uphold or Gemini. The system recognizes this and will flag the account and prevent anything from happening. Of course, even if unintentional, creating two exact copies of the browser and encryption key will be seen as attempting to do this and will flag you. So never have two identical copies of the browser running.
  • Uphold or Gemini identifies your account as fraudulent and/or there’s a violation of laws.
  • Any other type of suspicious activity is recognized by the system or Brave staff.

That said, just like people, the system isn’t flawless and mistakes can happen. If you haven’t done anything wrong, you can always create a ticket.

As mentioned, please raise a ticket at

What happened in my case is that I had issues with my kernel that bizarre enough required me to make a new user
In the process I transferred a lot of data to the new profile and that included my wallet.
There was only one of whatever file was in there, ever.

Before that the BAT was accumulating and there was a baseline of BAT never going into uphold from there.
It was really frustrating.

Edit: In fact, it still happened after the first time I transferred and I was still able to
I didn’t change IPs or computers or anything, just moved it to continue using it normally

I also very rarely use a VPN for anything at all, I don’t see how that would play in

Maybe one of the issues is that I moved states in january of last year?

I would really like to see what their log actually says so I know what I did, so I don’t do it again.

Even if I did something wrong, by the way, why taunt me with BAT I’ll never have?

funny but not applicable

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