For new players trying to get in-game currency fast to players who had to start over for one reason or another, there are a lot of people interested in GTA 5 boosting. It seems like a quick way to get ahead and avoid the grinding that might otherwise be required. But GTA boosting is a dangerous idea that can come with a lot of risks, so if you're looking into it, it's best to stay informed about what it is and what you should watch out for.
The concept behind boosting is that you pay someone else to "boost" your account either by giving you something for GTA 5 and GTA Online or earning it for your in your account. The most common form is a GTA 5 money boost, which is why you'll see numerous sites offering to sell GTA$ to you, but boosting comes in other forms as well, such as rank boosts, unlocks, and even entire account sales.
Boosting comes in three primary forms:
The seller delivers the GTA$ to you. Your biggest risk is that they either won't deliver it at all or used hacks to obtain the money, which could put your own account at risk.
The seller logs into your account, earns the money, ranks, etc. for you, and then reports back to you when it's ready. Your biggest risk is that it requires you to give away your account details, so you could have your account stolen or altered.
The seller sells a modded account to you, usually with high player stats, a lot of GTA$, and other benefits. Your biggest risk is that the account will not be what you were expecting and you won't be able to get your money back.
In general, GTA 5 boosting is risky and can lead to a lot of scams. There are many other ways you can earn money fast without paying someone else to do it for you. However, if you're intent on buying a GTA 5 boost, there are a few things you can do to minimize the risk to yourself.
First, always pay with PayPal or another secure method. Giving out your credit card information to strangers is risky and paying with gift cards is a good way to fall into a scam.
Next, do your research before you agree to the deal. Is this an established GTA boosting site or seller with reviews from players who have bought from them successfully, or is it a random person on eBay who has nothing but their promise to back up their legitimacy? Always look into the seller ahead of time.
Finally, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is... and on the other side of that, if something seems like a red flag, trust your instincts.
If you pay attention to these things, you should be able to minimize the risks of GTA 5 boosting.