Grand Theft Auto is a franchise which has captured the imagination of fans with an engrossing open player world and also regular updates which never fail to entertain. But, with every tech development lays the reality of scammers and hackers who regularly target consumers with the notion of âfreeâ items which are not as generous as they appear to be.
This time around itâs the good old-fashioned money generator scams which are attempting to persuade GTAÂ V players with the promise of free money to be used within the game. So, what are the potential traps for those who stumble onto the wrong site and decide to commit a bit of GTA of their own?
Example – gta5moneyserver(dot)com
This site is in the business of counterfeiting news articles from popular legitimate websites, this is with the aim of touting its own service while convincing consumers of its own credibility. There are problems which are easy to spot; firstly, the articles are badly written which is a red flag in itself; secondly, none of the articles appear on the genuine sites if cross referenced and the formatting is uneven.
OK, letâs imagine I believe this, I donât of course, that would be idiotic, the perpetrators of the site would need to implement a technique in order to send users free GTA cash. According to them, they have âexploited a cloud server through a very private 264bit encrypted DNS IPâÂ If a user submits a gamer tag through the site then he/she would be promoted to fill in a scam survey, which has plagued the internet for what seems like forever and a day. You wonât be receiving your coins anytime soon so itâs best to avoid.
All sites purporting to offer free in-game, well, anything, that is not from an official URL address site or provider is in all probability too good to be true. It will either contain a survey, virus or some .exe file which is little more than a fake, it might also ask for personal details which is also to be avoided.Â Oh, and while youâre at it, avoid any sites which âofferâ in game Money, free DLC generators, rank improvements, account unbanning and any kind of DNS code tricks.
These scams will vary in order to seem relevant, but it will be in all likelihood the same outcome.
Thank you malwarebytes for providing us with this information.