I wanted to ask if I can sell Origin accounts on eBay... is it illegal if I sell them? I have 1 account that I don’t use and it has the sims 4 with almost all the packs and I was thinking to sell it because I don’t use it anymore.. also i heard that lot of people can play in one account (account sharing) so if I sell the account for cheap to 5-6 people will it be illegal? If someone report me will I have problems with law?? The account will be shared to 5-6 people.. I decided to sell it cheap but because I want to make some money of the account’s worth I thought that it may be good to sell it to more people..

  • So there won’t be a criminal offense??? Origin can just delete my account only?
    – Harry
    Jul 11 '19 at 15:45
  • Origin might also be able to sue for damages. Whether they would bother i can't say. eBay might also cancel your seller account if a report was made to them. Jul 11 '19 at 16:50
  • Damages? So I’ll have to pay them money? So it’s better stay out of this? I don’t care if I lose the origin account because I have nothing to lose I don’t use the account so if it gets deleted I don’t care.. I just don’t want to have any problems with lawyers or origin sue me
    – Harry
    Jul 11 '19 at 19:58
  • To be honest, my guess is that they won't bother to pay their lawyer to file on you. But that is just a guess, I don't see what would stop them legally, only cost. Some companies make a policy to pursue such cases as examples. Your decision, I can't advise you what to do. Talk to an individual lawyer to get a better read on the risk. Jul 11 '19 at 20:12
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    – SJuan76
    Jul 11 '19 at 20:22

That will depend on the language of the agreement which establishes the account. This will be a contract between the customer and Origin. If it prohibits transferring an account or sharing an account between multiple people, such provisions would be valid. It wouldn't be a criminal offense, but it might well be a breach of contract allowing Origin to cancel the account and/or sue the seller and collect damages.

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