I have been playing online in GTA0 public sessions for a few weeks, and I have gotten a couple of gifts, out of the blue. Now I am afraid that the IRS knows that various hackers have given me about US$ 6000 this year and they will expect me to pay taxes on it. Keeps me up at night.
In reality, the hacker money that has been dropped on me has very favorably changed the way I play the game. I used to have to run around to scoop up every little bit of NPC dropped cash of $15 or $20 so I could afford ammo. I used to heavily weigh the benefits versus cost of doing 3 or 4 store robberies, or the armored car. There was so much tension. It wasn't fun.
But as expected, money does buy happiness. Now I just need to find some hackers that can change my race stats, so they indicate that I have won enough races to get my engine and transmission performance upgrades.