They try to say that you were in some sort of violation of their term and conditions...but when you ask them to try and find the exact violation...they simply don't reply. They take the money you paid to post the ad and you don't get the service in which you paid for. THIS is petty theft! And is defrauding the patrons. Basically, they are stealing and are breaking the consumer laws.
The Government should shut them down! They are nothing more than criminals at Backpage.com They steal and then hide. No customer service to speak of. You can leave a message till you turn blue in the face and nobody ever returns the calls.
You can email them, and IF they reply, it's some generic response that is worthless.
Yeah, Backpage.com is a rip off company! Plain and simple.