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What are the risks of sharing my subscription ?

What are the risks of sharing my subscription?

The site proposes to create a bond of trust between owners and subscribers, by guaranteeing and securing financial exchanges and sharing. Here's some useful information to help you understand the issues at stake and to reassure yourself that there are no risks involved in sharing.

Sharesub secures the sharing of subscriptions

For subscription participants

Sharesub protects you from malicious owners, as they must have provided continuous service all month in order to get their funds. If the service displayed is not the right one, or does not work, you can exchange with the owner, and open a complaint if the solution provided is not adequate. In this case, you will not have to pay any fees.

Moreover, the owners must verify their identity with our banking partner (ID card required) to withdraw their funds, which allows us to ensure their seriousness and reliability. Finally, all exchanges are done on a secure and encrypted messaging system which will avoid any leakage of information, and any exchange of money with strangers.

For those who offer their subscriptions

We provide a complete service for collecting payments from co-subscribers. When a user joins a subscription, we take guarantees on their payment card in order to secure your future income as a subscription owner, and in case of subsequent default (expired card), we will contact them or deactivate their account if they do not provide a new payment method.

We also secure the identifiers or confidential information and the chat exchanges by means of advanced encryption. Finally, we also ensure that there is no abuse by checking the identity of buyers, and disabling the accounts of users with unauthorised behaviour.

Understanding the two types of sharing

Do you have a subscription but wonder if sharing it might cause you problems?

Subscriptions shared by invitation (Spotify, Deezer, Youtube, Nintendo...). When a participant joins, they must provide you with their email and you must send them an invitation to create their own account, with their own password. Being registered on your group will give them the benefit of the service, but they will have no control over your account.

You are 100% protected, and can remove him from the group when he leaves.

Subscriptions are shared by password (Netflix, Disney...): In this case, you must provide your passwords and identifiers so that subscribers can connect to the service. You must therefore make sure that you choose a password that you do not use elsewhere, and this is the main precaution. Then, the user will use the profile that you will create for them or that they can create themselves, and that you will delete if they decide to leave.

In this second case, it should be noted that the user can interact with your account as you can. For example, change a Netflix Standard to Netflix HD, or even request a password change. But this will have no effect, because password changes must be validated by email, and only you have access to your own email.

And in fact, you will be able to see that someone is trying to make an unauthorised change, and will not allow them to do so. You can then report it to us, and we'll ban the offending user from the platform permanently.

✅ So you risk nothing more than a little inconvenience and wasting the time of the report.

This last case is particularly rare, as users have no interest in this: they want above all a relationship of trust and a shared subscription at a low price. However, if you don't want to run the risk of this inconvenience, you can only share your subscriptions that work on an invitation basis.

Updated on: 26/04/2023

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