Take-Two going after fake GTAV beta sites
Publisher files complaints with World Intellectual Property Organization over sites claiming to have beta codes for upcoming Grand Theft Auto.
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Grand Theft Auto parent publisher Take-Two Interactive is going after Grand Theft Auto V scammers. As spotted by Fusible, the publisher has filed complaints with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over two sites claiming to have beta keys for the upcoming open-world action game.
Take-Two filed the new complaints this week over www.gta5betacode.com and www.grandtheftauto5beta.com. Neither site resolves to anything at present, though Fusible reports that the former was a fully functional website, with a Facebook page and a YouTube account.
The site reportedly instructed users to share the scam with their Facebook friends to receive a beta code for GTAV. The site's Facebook page has over 1,300 likes as of this writing. The site itself was created in January and is registered to a person in Pennsylvania.
GTAV is not the only high-profile upcoming game to attract scammers. A website claiming to have beta keys for the unannounced (but rumored) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 emerged earlier this year, followed by a fraudulent teaser website for the game last week.
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