All this makes me worried about the 26k dropped on me by some modder as I was switching sessions. Got away as quickly as I could, but pretty annoyed also that I could lose all my businesses and cars over a measly 26k.
No guarantees, but better safe than sorry
Well I dunno, because that just highlights another failing of the company really... do you report that you received money to them, or not? Some people that did report it, haven't gotten banned, and yet others have.
The obvious yet possibly inaccurate ones:
Question: I was minding my own business and suddenly 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.
Question: Do I need to report to Rockstar Games the fact that I was given a huge amount of modded money I didn’t want?
Answer: No, you do not need to report this. We are able to tell the difference, automatically through gameplay data, between the cheaters and the players who received this money innocently. Players who were willingly cheating are notified about any action taken against their account. If you were not cheating, you do not need to do anything further.
Question: Are you able to remove the money given to me by a modder if I contact you directly? Should I just wait for the community-wide adjustment?
Answer: We are unable to accept individual requests for GTA$ removal. However, we will be making adjustments to account balances for any players in possession of illegitimate funds.