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.


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.

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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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