Everyone wants more GTA$, both for the single-player campaign and especially GTA Online. With the lack of a money cheat, that's given rise to numerous so-called "money generators" that will generate money for the person who uses them. That sounds amazing, doesn't it? Even if you're usually a cautious person, you might find yourself thinking that with all these money generators out there, surely you can find one that's legit and fulfill your dreams of becoming an in-game mega-millionaire.
Yet with any GTA 5 money generator comes many hazards and scams you need to watch out for, so if you're intent on finding a real GTA 5 money generator, this is what you should know.
What Are The Risks?
The risks of using a GTA 5 online money generator depend on the time of generator it's supposed to be. Not all are the same, and each type carries different risks and potential consequences. Here are a few of the common ones you'll see.
Perhaps the most dangerous of all the money generators, downloading strange files is a good way to set yourself up for headaches down the line. Instead of filling your pockets with GTA$, they'll probably fill your computer with spam instead. Downloading strange files from the Internet is always a risky proposition, and all the more so when it's promising to add a ton of money to your game.
Survey-based money generators are the most common type you'll see. These will ask you to fill out a quick survey in order to get your GTA$... and then another survey, and maybe another. These will only waste your time, as the only goal is to get you to fill out the survey. Most likely, the person who set up the so-called money generator site will get a commission for each survey completed, which means that your efforts are simply rewarding the owner of the site while you get nothing. Even worse, depending on the information the survey and/or site asks for, you might put yourself at risk of losing your account or worse.
Just Cash, Please
From time to time you might find yet another type of GTA 5 money generator, no verification or survey required... just some real cash paid up-front in exchange for the GTA$ that you probably aren't going to get. While there are some legitimate GTA 5 boost sites you can find, if it claims to be a GTA 5 money generator and you have to pay money in order to get it, your biggest risk here is that you'll be losing your money - and if it requires you to give your credit card number, then it's definitely time to back away.
(And besides, if you're going to do that, why not just cut out the probably-shady middle-man and buy a GTA Online Shark Card?)
Are GTA 5 Money Generators Real?
After all that, the biggest question probably on your mind if you're looking into the possibility of using a money generator is whether or not it will even work. After all, you wouldn't want to take on these risks if you aren't even going to get anything out of it, but surely there must be some out there that really work, right?
If you go to a Grand Theft Auto discussion and pose this question, they'll give you a clear, simple answer: no. Are GTA 5 money generators legit? No. Do GTA 5 money generators work? No. And even if you do find a legit GTA 5 money generator out there, then you run the additional risk that it will involve a hack that could put your own GTA Online account at risk of being banned.
Some GTA 5 money generator sites even include supposed testimonials from people talking about how they really work, but most of the time these are fake and included only to trick you. Do not fall for these scams!
So then, now that you've abandoned the idea of finding a free GTA online money generator to make your character rich while you sit back and do other things, let's talk about some alternatives you can use instead. There might not be a money cheat, but there are still plenty of other things you can do to "generate" lots of GTA$ for yourself.
Infinite Money Custom Jobs
A custom job specifically set up to let you earn a lot of GTA$ while you're not actively playing is pretty a GTA 5 money generator, right? Best of all, these are actually legitimate and safe, because they're handled wholly within the game. Here's an example of one, as well as an explanation of how they work.
This is the sort of thing you can even set up for yourself and your friends, which makes it an ideal alternative to GTA 5 money generators.
As mentioned above, Shark Cards are Rockstar's actual intended method for you to pay real money to get GTA$. All you have to do is pick the amount of money you want and purchase it to get a card that will let you add the money to your game. It could get a little pricey, but it is the official way to get instant GTA$.
Shark Cards aren't ideal, and many players dislike them, but if you're willing to pay, it's an alternative to consider.
Night Clubs, Casinos, and Jobs
Maybe this goes without saying, but GTA 5 and GTA Online have many built-in features to let you earn money. If you're enjoying the game, it might be worth looking into some of these features (and potential exploits that come with them) to earn GTA$ through managing a night club, gambling at the casino, and more. Earning money this way can be slow, but shouldn't necessarily be dismissed in favor of methods that seem easier - especially since they can be a lot of fun at the same time.
Yes, actually playing the game is one of the ways to quickly earn GTA$, and if you're careful about it, you can steadily build up a large supply of GTA$ using all the time you would have spent searching for free money generators instead.
The Bottom Line
If you take away nothing else from this article, just keep in mind that you need to be cautious. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and attempting to find free GTA 5 money generators is a good way to set yourself up for trouble.
You can earn a lot of GTA$ through other methods, and so with everything you potentially have to lose, why take the risk when you could be using a safer, better method instead? Stay safe out there, and enjoy the game.