For one reason or another, you may have an extra Cloud Gaming Account that you don’t use. For some services (like GeForce Now), it may include unlimited access to the service. Since you aren’t using it, should you sell it?
In order for your account to be valuable to someone else, it needs to have something that the buyer can’t easily get on their own. In most cases we are talking about closed beta accounts that are invite-only. The only other situation that comes to mind is if you’re selling an account to someone that can’t get it in their region.
Could get you Banned (or worse)
Let’s say that the issuer doesn’t have anything specific in place that would prevent you from selling your account. Should you do it then? The answer will depend on a few things.
One major point is that selling your account could be dangerous for you. When you signed up for that account, you likely provided a slew of personal information. This could include things like your full name, address, phone number, billing information, payment information, and email address. It’s not hard to imagine how this could be bad for you if the seller got their hands on this sensitive material.
The second issue is going to be important for anyone that is considering buying someone else’s account. The seller could easily reclaim the account after the sale and lock you out. Sure, the buyer could go ahead and immediately change the password for the account. However if the seller then contacts the issuer and confirms their identity, chances are good that they’ll get back in. So buying and selling accounts opens up the possibility for scamming.
That last point is hard to work around. The first two things that we discussed are possibilities that may not apply to all accounts. However account-scamming is very real and it can happen in most circumstances. The only thing that prevents scamming is if the issuer has a system in place that allows the seller to officially transfer their account to the buyer. Outside of that there is a real element of risk.
We’ve discussed how dangerous account selling can be to both parties. With that in mind, we want you to know what to expect from Flickstiq. We won’t sell or give away accounts that we’ve used before. You may occasionally see us give away beta keys or access to a service. This will always happen through a partnership with the issuer.
If we see someone trying to sell/give-away/request an account on our website or social media, we will always delete those comments. It’s not a way of being mean or power-tripping. We just don’t want to be a party to these types of unsafe situations. And we also want to protect the people in our Community that may not understand the risks. Hopefully this makes sense and you’ll see where we are coming from and why these rules are in place.
Josh is a long-time Gamer and Technology Guru. He is known for his writing and troubleshooting skills. Josh can solve just about any problem, and is especially good at getting to the bottom of technology challenges. He has a background in Networking and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. When he’s not gaming, Josh can be found blogging, testing new tech, and interacting with Flickstiq’s social media following. He lives in Ohio with his wife and children.