The Grand Theft Auto series has always been famous for the crazy ways in which the player characters make money, whether it’s doing odd jobs for cash or utilizing their wits and charm to negotiate better prices on items.
GTA Online, the most recent addition to the series, takes the concept of quick, easy wins and turns them into something more. In one of the launch trailers, we’re shown a woman named Niko who decides to scam her way to wealth by posing as a high class call girl and charging thousands of dollars for a single encounter with a wealthy businessman.
Here’s how to do the same, using only three weapons and a counterfeit $100 bill to pull off a multi-million dollar scam.
1. Create A Disguised Identity
The key to pulling off this quick, easy money scam is by creating a disguised identity. This can be done by taking a commonly-used name and creating a backstory for it. Doing this will prevent anyone from stealing your identity if you somehow slip up and reveal your true identity. It’s also advisable to create a new Facebook account with a different name and log in using this account whenever you use your real account.
2. Learn Basic Phrases And Manners
A common con game among criminals is ‘social engineering’. Learning the right phrases and using the right tone of voice will give you the ability to scam people easily. For example, asking “May I help you?” can often get you an immediate, ‘yes’ response. The same goes for asking “How may I help you?” and “Is there anything I can do for you?”
Other phrases you can try out include ‘Can I get you to sign this?’, ‘Pardon me, but I think you dropped this.’, and ‘Would you like to buy some candy?’ If possible, practice saying these phrases out loud until you feel like you’ve got them down pat. More information on the way people interact on the internet can be found at social engineering.salesforce.com.
3. Perform Good Manners
Even if you’re going into a scam to make a fast buck, you still have to behave like a professional. Acting rudely or breaking the law will get you in trouble – and you’ll have to deal with the consequences. Even if the law isn’t hunting you, you can bet your friends, family, and other innocent people will be. This is why it’s important to behave politely and with consideration for others when taking part in a scam. It shows that you’re trying to be professional and not damage anyone’s reputation.
4. Use Your Weapons And Vehicle
Most of us are familiar with the trope of the fast car, good-looking kid, and glamorous lifestyle associated with a crime boss or organized crime family. In GTA Online, you can put this stereotype to work for you. When you’re driving, you’ll usually find yourself in a position where you can see other vehicles and pedestrians. This makes you an excellent target for any would-be thieves or road hogs.
If you’re in a position to be able to drive a high-performance vehicle, do so. Even better, if you’ve got a gun or a bomb in the vehicle with you, get rid of it. Owning a weapon will make you a far easier target, especially if you’re in a car. If someone hops in and starts firing away at you, it’ll be far easier for them to take you out than it would be to take out your tanked-up vehicle. Owning a weapon also makes you an excellent liar. If someone asks you if you’ve got a gun in your car, you can say “No, of course not” and keep your integrity. If you do happen to have a weapon in your car, however, you might want to think about removing it before you engage in any hooliganism.
5. Do Your Research
Just because a scammer wants to make quick cash doesn’t mean that they’re willing to throw away valuable time. Before participating in any kind of activity that could possibly lead you to make money, do some research into the topic. This includes reading reputable news websites, watching YouTube videos explaining the scam, and gathering as much information as possible. Familiarizing yourself with what to look out for and how others are being scammed will give you an advantage over the people who haven’t done their research. It also shows that you’re willing to put in the time to learn the ropes correctly. While some scams may be as easy as falling for a pretty lie, doing your research will prepare you for the unexpected and make sure that you come out on top.
The Grand Theft Auto series is one of the best-known games of all time. With each new entry, the opportunities to make quick cash increase. Although the main focus is still on the outrageous methods by which the player characters make money, GTA Online takes this idea and turns it into an opportunity for players to make quick cash.
By creating an identity as a high-class call girl, posing as one, and using your weapons and vehicle to beat up on unsuspecting victims, you stand a pretty good chance of pulling off some quick cash. You might not want to try this at home, but once you get the hang of it, it’s definitely an option worth exploring.