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Does selling social network accounts is legal or illegal

Discussion in 'Social Networks' started by priyabharadwaj, Nov 8, 2017.

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    I have facebook account of 7K now I am unable to maintain it. One of my friends asked me to sell it for some bucks. Can I sell him or leave alone to the page editors.
    SEMrush
     
    priyabharadwaj, Nov 8, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Sumit_Singh

    Sumit_Singh Member

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    Yes, it might be illegal but it is not clearly specified on the Facebook TOS but it is against the Facebook TOS.
    If you sell your page for gain some money then it will definitely a risk for you if you inform Facebook before selling group, page or account, so might be they allow you to sell but Facebook won't allow you for the same.
    And there is no benefit to selling your page to someone because your followers believe on you and like your posts so how they can like something different on the pages that actually not related to the actual one as it was before.
    You can read Facebook TOS here. Read the point 9 in section 4.
     
    Sumit_Singh, Nov 8, 2017 IP
  3. priyabharadwaj

    priyabharadwaj Greenhorn

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    ThankQ but what about other social media sites like twitter, pinterest, instagram, linkedin. . .
     
    priyabharadwaj, Nov 8, 2017 IP
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    Although laws change between countries I am confident that selling social media accounts is not illegal in the vast majority of countries.

    It is usually against the terms of service of most social networks though but social networks have a whole bunch of things to do at any givent time so I would imagine you have a pretty high chance of getting away with it.
     
    shaun-m, Nov 12, 2017 IP
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    firas_abb Peon

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    It is illegal in most of networks
     
    firas_abb, Nov 12, 2017 IP
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    Since you are able and allowed by FB to change the name, contact details, email and everything connected to this account I don't see why it would be illegal.
     
    dimitarang, Nov 12, 2017 IP
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    I am not sure about it though, but I think it needs to be further established first.
     
    Dario McNut, Nov 13, 2017 IP
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    On Twitter, it is also illegal but there are many people who do this but it is not good and by doing this you just break the trust of your followers.
     
    Sumit_Singh, Nov 14, 2017 IP