Using the standard in-game cheat feature in Grand Theft Auto V, or GTA 5, is legal since the feature was embedded into the game by the developers themselves. The cheat codes can be activated by bringing out the cellular phone while playing the game and then dialing the corresponding number for a cheat. It is important to note, however, that exploiting glitches on GTA Online is strictly prohibited and will result in the ban of offending gamers from the server.
In the GTA Online version, earning money is one of the ways to progress in the game. The money can be used to purchase weapons, apartments and vehicles. Money can be earned by completing tasks and missions. Some gamers, however, exploit glitches to earn inordinate amount of cash. Such cheaters, according to the game developer Rockstar, will be banned immediately if caught.