Fake GTA V PC beta circles the web

Fans of the highly popular franchise GTA V are excited with the release of the PC version of the game announced for January, 2015. So excited that they rushed to download the so-called “GTA V Beta”, which was recently available on some unofficial sites.
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Based on a false report of a leaked PC beta game version, people downloaded the 18 GB content, which was filled with viruses and malware.

Be aware of numerous fake websites that offer GTA V Beta for download. In February, Take-Two Interactive won a dispute over the domain getgtavbeta.com, which was followed by a win over betagtav.com, a fake website that claimed to have beta keys for the game. Do not trust any of these websites.

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Rockstar Games was made aware of the fake download scam, and the team has issued an official statement on their webpage.
There is no pre-release ‘BETA’ test for Grand Theft Auto 5. If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam,” the message read.
GTA V arrives on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014, while the PC version comes on January 27th, 2015.