Is it Illegal? No. Is it against Facebook’s TOS? Yes. However, there is no definitive answer to this question. Selling fanpages is against Facebook’s own rules, as stated in their Terms of Service:
“You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission”.
So in short, you need to be authorized by Facebook in order to sell / transfer any account (including yours). These are Facebook’s in-house rules, but could you actually face legal repercussions for breaking them? Every online company has their own Terms of Service, a page where companies outline their rules that a user must agree to, in order to use the platform/service. By signing up with Facebook, you agreed to their rules outlined on that page. But is it a legally binding contract? First let’s make one thing clear, there are no criminal penalties for violating such rules. Unless you’re breaking an obvious law such as hacking, threatening users or theft then you don’t have anything to worry about. The second thing to consider is that there hasn’t been a single case in history where a social media company would sue a user for selling their account. Can you imagine the negative PR that would bring down on such company? 99% of the time Terms of Service rules are not enforceable, it has been proven so in many court cases such as Schnabel v. Trilegiant Corp, and even federal judges agree that breaking TOS is not a crime.
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