On enforcement.xbox.com there is a page called Console Check, but it doesn't have a description. I blindly assumed it was a service that I could use to see if a console was banned on Xbox live.
When I try it out with a serial number that I have access to it merely says that I have to connect that console to the internet / Live in order to see its status using this service. At this point I'm afraid I don't see the point of the service, or that I have somehow misunderstood it. I certainly can't make any checks from a distance if it requires physical access to the hardware.
I understand that it would give no guarantees, but it would've been better than nothing if I had received a report saying "not currently banned" or something.
What is this service used for?
Update: I only read the Swedish FAQ which did not mention Console Check.