Take-Two Slams Scammers Offering 'Grand Theft Auto V' Betas

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Mar 18, 2013 06:41 AM EDT

Take-Two, "Grand Theft Auto's" publisher, is going for a hat trick. After winning rights over two scam sites offering betas for "GTA V" in February, Take-Two has opened up two additional cases over similar scam sites.

The sites in question are gta5betacode.com and grandtheftauto5beta.com. The sites are similar in structure to other scam sites that have been seen for "Skyrim's" Dawnguard DLC, as well as for "Battlefield 4."  The sites claim to offer beta copies of the game once fans advertise the site on forums, and like their Facebook page.

You might think this scam is rather apparent, but as fusible reports, one such associated Facebook page boasts over 1,300 likes, meaning a lot of people just aren't getting it. Ironic, as "liking" the page isn't even necessary to access the page offering up the alleged beta.

What's worse, is that gamers still seem to be falling for it despite Rockstar not confirming the game's arrival to 2 out of the 3 platforms seen on the scam site. A PC version is still up in the air, and God only knows how long it's been since a new Xbox game has seen the light of day.

Whatever the file is, it's definitely not a beta copy, nor could it be anything trustworthy. Given Take-Two's win record against sites like this, expect both sites in question, as well as others, to be out of operation soon enough.

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