Grand Theft Auto V is still a few months out and there are a number of scams running right now trying to take advantage of those anxious to get their hands on the PS3 and Xbox 360 title. We received just such a scam email on Sunday which ultimately led us to a report on recent complaints filed by publisher, Take-Two.
The email we received was from "Ano Nimous" with the address firstname.lastname@example.org telling us to download a text file and take a survey for a chance to be one of 100 people for a GTA V private beta.
While this is clearly an amateurish attempt to try and phish users for personal information, we wouldn't be surprised to see some of the hundreds of individuals this email was sent to get suckered in.
Meanwhile, Fusible notes that Take-Two has filed complaints with the World Intellectual Property Organization over the domains gta5betacode.com and grandtheftauto5beta.com. The publisher won two complaints back in February for scam sites getftavbeta.com and betagtav.com.
There's also a number of pages setup on Facebook with various names that play on "gta 5 beta".
In short, any offer you see for a Grand Theft Auto V beta should immediately be thought of as a scam. Rockstar Games is not known for running betas on the games it releases. Do not click on any links. Do not download any files.