If You Recieve a Wad of Cash on GTA Online, Don’t Worry, You Won’t Get Banned!

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on December 27, 2013
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There we were minding our own business when suddenly Ollie starts screaming “whoaahh!!” in excitement. Confused I begin to look around to find something out of the ordinary to be equally amazed at – nothing. Once Ollie had calmed down he explained that some random person just donated $50,000,000 into his account. $50,000,000 GTA Dollars that is..

Ollie, like many Grand Theft Auto Online players have recently been receiving random high value deposits from players they don’t know causing widespread panic that accounts with high amounts of cash will get banned. You’ll be pleased to know that you won’t get banned, but you won’t be able to keep your ten figure bank balance either.

Rockstar Support have been trying to reply to as many people as they can on the situation urging people not to worry unless they’re involved in the suspicious modding activity. In a statement on the support page, Rockstar have written:

Question: I was minding my own business and suddently(sic) received a huge amount of money in GTA Online from a cheater.  Am I in trouble?
Answer: To keep the gameplay environment as fair as possible for legitimate players, we routinely do sweeps to separate out cheaters and modders, and to reverse any illegitimate transactions.  These sweeps are based on in-game automated detection, examination of suspicious gameplay statistics, and also manually-reviewed evidence submitted by the Community.  If you were not engaged in any willful cheating or exploiting yourself, you do not need to worry about getting caught up in our work to separate out cheaters from the rest of the population.
So you may be excited and a little worried about the massive amount of cash you have, but sadly it won’t be staying for long. It’s a little unclear as to whether the things your purchased with the cash will remain, but we’ll keep you updated.

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