Is it risky legally to sell bot-made reddit accounts if they can be linked to you?

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How likely is it that buyers use them to do very illegal stuff like scamming/fraud/hacking etc?
Is it mostly used for promoting products/opinions manipulation? Or is there a lot of people using them for stuff that can get you real jail time?

If someone used an account you created for very illegal stuff(which you didn't know about), could you realistically take the fall for it?
If you used a different IP than them when creating/warming up the account and just sold the account without ever connecting it to it again, could you get charged for what they did?

I'm really not worried about lawsuits from reddits, but from potential police complaints if someone committed a crime using an account you sold.

And when I say linked to you, I mean not hiding yourself besides using proxies to avoid getting banned.

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Depends on the situation. You created these accounts on your own devices?
 

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Reddit accounts or anything if used for illegal activities, in certain types of crimes, could be investigated upon, to know the history of the accounts.
 

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Reddit accounts or anything if used for illegal activities, in certain types of crimes, could be investigated upon, to know the history of the accounts.
I know they can be investigated of course...But would they prosecute both the account seller and the buyer if a crime was committed?
 

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I know they can be investigated of course...But would they prosecute both the account seller and the buyer if a crime was committed?
If they can get to the buyer and seller and the nature of crime is serious or considered as serious, then yes, there will be legal prosecution. Period !!!
Anything further, I suggest you contact your local legal expert.
 
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No it would be on servers.
But I would pay for the servers with my real identity.
Even worse. I mean if it was on your own device then you could claim that you ve been hacked or such, now it looks totally suspicious.
 

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How likely is it that buyers use them to do very illegal stuff like scamming/fraud/hacking etc?
Is it mostly used for promoting products/opinions manipulation? Or is there a lot of people using them for stuff that can get you real jail time?

If someone used an account you created for very illegal stuff(which you didn't know about), could you realistically take the fall for it?
If you used a different IP than them when creating/warming up the account and just sold the account without ever connecting it to it again, could you get charged for what they did?

I'm really not worried about lawsuits from reddits, but from potential police complaints if someone committed a crime using an account you sold.

And when I say linked to you, I mean not hiding yourself besides using proxies to avoid getting banned.

Thanks
It's not likely for something THAT illegal to be committed, but it's not unlikely enough to be worth the risk.
 

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What is illegal about selling Reddit accounts? Nothing. If you could prove that you sold it to somebody (even if you didn't know who they are), what crime could you be charged with? Again, I think the answer is nothing...

The only wrongdoing you have is that you are breaking Reddit's Terms of Service. That is not a criminal offense.
 

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Why take any risk? Another reason to stop account farming and do legit, white-hat work online, which is also more financially rewarding.

There are literally a TON of legit work out there that has a higher time to investment return ratio: if you're into developping and botting then you can make a SaaS or app, market it, freelancing, face-on Youtube, e-com, etc...

Do you think it's worth it making 10.000.000 accounts and sell them for 0.5 cents, and not being able to sleep at night worrying about stuff like that, when other people are being paid millions to make goofy videos on Youtube and play video games?

You could start a Youtube channel and talk about stuff related to botting and account farming without actually doing yourself; or make a course about it and sell it on Podia or Udemy for $$$.

When in doubt, throw it out.
 

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In my opinion depending what country you are in matters.. in America that makes no sense. You are violating reddit TOS by making and selling accounts. You are not violating any law directly, just reddit TOS. So if you have a legit business where you're selling the accounts, it makes no difference what's done with it after it's sold.

If you got investigated and proved you're a legit business that sells accounts how would you be held liable? You're a corporation that pays its taxes.

If you sell someone a gun and they go shooting people, would you be held liable as the previous owner?
 

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I know they can be investigated of course...But would they prosecute both the account seller and the buyer if a crime was committed?
Theoretically it depends on the jurisdiction, but practically, as long as OP is selling the accounts intending for them to be used for legitimate uses, it's unlikely he could be implicated in the actual criminal act (not to say that he won't be).

Why take any risk? Another reason to stop account farming and do legit, white-hat work online, which is also more financially rewarding.
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When in doubt, throw it out.
Can't put a price on peace of mind
 
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