No this is a different merchant jomaxx (I've been doing AM for 4 years without a single problem and now 2 in the past 6 months - maybe I'm due :o)
So here's the update:
I actually went in to check my CJ mail and found the day before that they'd emailed me a warning (to the CJ mail which I admit I never check since CJ usually sends things to my actual email address).
They said that I had 15 days to comply or they would remove me from that affiliate program. The next day I was removed (so much for 15 days).
I was actually bidding on a trademarked term of the affiliate seller(which many of their affiliates do). I had talked on the phone several times to the program's affiliate manager about this and he said that the company was aware of the bidding on the trademarked terms but as long as we weren't taking first place (their company had first place), they didn't have a problem with it.
Maybe they changed their opinion?
I know this is usually a no-no and was curious why they allowed so many of their affiliates to do it -which is why I talked to him about it to make sure this was ok.
Thanks Skibum - I did email the affiliate manager separately. Good idea. Sorry for the rant. It was just a shock.