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Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters

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Update Jan 16 – Please note that today’s maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience.
 
In recent weeks, a small number of Grand Theft Auto Online players sought to exploit the game by generating and distributing game-breaking amounts of in-game cash, disrupting the experience for other players.(Updated)
 
We will continue to issue title updates on an ongoing basis to counter the negative impact this has had on gameplay, and as part of today’s maintenance period, we are removing the counterfeit GTA$ from the game's economy. Anyone who innocently received GTA$ as a result of these exploits but did not engage in cheating to acquire it will not face any further action - the funds will just be removed, and you'll be able to keep any items you currently own.
 
Those who actively engaged in cheating and exploiting the game in this manner will, however, be subject to in-game penalties at our discretion. This may include being placed in isolated cheater pools or banned from GTA Online altogether.
 
Should you ever encounter someone in GTA Online that appears to be taking advantage of exploits in your session, we ask that you alert us directly via the in-game reporting functionality. In the Pause menu, under the Online tab, select Players and scroll to the offending player. From there, select Report and choose Exploits from the violation options.
 
We're grateful for the community's continued support in dealing with these issues and once again apologize to anyone that has had their Grand Theft Auto Online experience sullied by these exploits that broke the game's natural flow. Please stay tuned for lots more news about GTA Online in the weeks ahead.

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R* K January 16, 2014

We’re happy to report that today’s maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience and understanding, and be aware that you will need to reboot the game in order to regain access.

If anyone has any further questions on the above article, please check out the following FAQ at the Rockstar Support site:

http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201617423

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SysFailure404 May 29, 2015

StueTheQ player.
Explosive shells from SMG and immortality.

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Rover_825_SDi May 28, 2015

Short list of cheaters damned with god mode, teleport, all weapons, spawn million of GTA $ to other players and whatever else:
color-deaf
jetkai
BeastyNoobsHD
Honda1984Civic
Dionysus1984
FrostySSP
Rainbow1414290
iiirhiii

The list is short but I am 100% sure about them, I seen with my good eyes and I heard with my big ears.
KICK THEM ALL!!!

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Ilan_p May 25, 2015

ID:Honda1984Civic Cheater !!!! Ban Him!! he giving money to other players Many $$

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ZephSlyfox May 25, 2015

Guys, I think the point of this message board is not to report people, but comment on the actual article. Reporting people here will most likely NOT get anything done, as the Rockstar staff wont really be paying attention to the message board anymore. Report people using the proper avenues - that will give you better results.

That, and the post comes from many months ago.

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iamcewl May 25, 2015

i reported someone, he was exploding the whole lobby and i said glitch expoit for report it said something about termination of my accont i may have read it wrong but someone explain this

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BEBlair May 24, 2015

To remove the cheat money, You can do what I did, But I lost my apartments and had to get them back, and now I am broke lol, But it worked, I kept re-buying the 2 most expensive apartments until my money got low, Then I bought the lower cost ones to get rid of the rest, But I calculated it wrong, and I ended up with only garages LOL, I lost my heist apt and my blaine county house. So later I did the Sandy Shores Survival mission a bunch of times so I could buy my old house and my heist apt back. I was lucky they now have storage for cars, Or else I would have lost the cars I have worked hard for. I love my cars! I hope the way I did it is acceptable to rockstar, I would hate to get banned after all the trouble I went through to rid myself of the cheat money. I gained nothing from it, And I actually lost from it. But that does not bother me as long as I do not loose my cars, I can always make money easy doing survival missions. I love survival missions! (I sound like that weird kid from christmas story "I like Santa" lol) The annoying thing is I forgot who the hacker was. I was too busy running.

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rhindo7131988 May 21, 2015

i was playing in a in game loby and someone keep spawing money over me i actually tried to run away and it followed me really weird but it was like 14 mil what do i do i dont want to get in trouble i worked hard for all the expensive things i have and also ive put money into it buying online credits from rockstar like $40 so what now do i get banned?

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mehkawkelz May 17, 2015

So i was playing gta 5 online and some hacker spawned 3.8 million dollars on my head. I didn't deposit any of it how can i get rid of it? Am i gonna get banned? Rockstar please help me.

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IVZ_GTA May 17, 2015

A couple of cheaters using god mode and other exploits, there PSN user ID are: stefa332 and vvip0987. Please ban these annoying players.

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