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About selling/buying accounts

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by richardleb, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. richardleb

    richardleb Power Member

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    Do you think you have more chance to get caught by Instagram for having sold or bought an account?

    What happened to @nature made me think a lot, it's not just copyright. It probably has to do with accounts too.
    I sold a 10k account 2 months ago, am i risking my main accounts?
     
  2. JustChillin

    JustChillin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Selling your account is against the ToS of Instagram, so if you're caught, they can close the account. You shouldn't connect the accounts you plan to sell with your main ones if you want to be safe imo.
     
  3. radis

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    any time you break ig's tos you are at risk. I don't think small pages are on their radar though, maybe when you hit 1m then that might come back to bite you in the behind
     
  4. growmyinsta

    growmyinsta BANNED BANNED

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    @Nature was banned due to the owner of the account running a large hacking organisation. With the power of @Nature, he used it to hack other accounts - which led to Instagram finding out and banning his accounts.

    A friend of mine told me who owns a 1M+ fashion account - crazy!
     
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    If you're going to buy/sell, don't be silly about it. Best example is the very rare times there IS a legit account on ebay or other places for sale, or it literally is just blatantly said in the bio of the IG "SELLING ACCOUNT - KIK ME"... Instagram WILL notice. So never be blunt. Never reveal the full name of the account in public and you should be fine. It's the same thing with literally every other social media platform. I used to have a bud from YT who his main business was flipping youtube accounts (which is against ToS as well) and he made tens of thousands monthly doing so. Never got anything banned. You just have to be safe about it.
     
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    After i read so many bad things about the owner of @nature, now it's a nightmare for me.
    I don't own any page with 1+m followers but i have 4 pages under 500k which i use to sell shoutouts, i make more money than doctors, lawyers, politicians. If they ban me, I want to know the real reasons and i'm ready to accept that.
    Selling shoutouts is not against tos, but i'm still very very scared...why? Why can't i enjoy the hard work and time i spent on this social network?
     
  7. loshara

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    did you sell/buy an account? why are you worried about getting a ban if the only thing you're doing is selling shoutouts, which is not prohibited by the TOS.
     
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    According to Insta norms,you can not sell your account.Now consult with your Insta expert.
     
  9. illmatic-

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    There should be no reason for your main account to be banned by selling other accounts, you'll be fine :)