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    Buy or Sell Social Media Accounts


    Hello
    I see on social media groups like on Facebook, there are many people who offer to sell their social media accounts of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (Fan Pages too).
    And, I read the Facebook and Twitter TOS for this and on Facebook, they mentioned:
    You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
    They do not directly mention it is against the law but they mentioned to inform them first before doing such activities.
    On Twitter, they directly mentioned it is against the law to sell username or twitter account.

    My question is, is it really an illegal activity do sell or buy social media accounts?

    My opinions- It is not worthful to sell or buy the accounts or fan pages because it affects your followers who follow you for the reason and if your followers are genuine.

    What are your thoughts on it?
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    Not worth the effort to analyze this kind of spam method.
    Last edited by Test-ok; Nov 25th, 2017 at 08:37 PM.
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    It's not illegal but it is against the TOS of the network.

    If someone is buying a page with an audience then they are wanting an ROI so I doubt they would risk changing the niche of the page or anything like that so I would imagine the followers would stay following the page.

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    No, it's NOT illegal, but it's against the Terms of Service for the social media companies.
    Think about it for a moment: Why would someone what to sell their social media account? The simple reason is that it was set up exactly for that purpose to make them money, and, really, how many of those followers are real?
    If someone reports the account it'll be wiped by the service, and everything will be lost.

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    No its not Illegal , but its against the term and conditions of social media organizations.
    People buy it just get a ready made visitors for their page.
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    What do you think, these readymade visitors worth or just like the spammy links that most of the people buy. According to me, it is not worthful and it is just to make the fool to the follower who trusts you.

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