In one year, student and mother of two Kat McDonald spent $4,000 on free-to-play mobile game, Legend of the Phoenix.
She said the realisation was “mind-blowing”.
“I felt a little bit sick. I felt a bit scared to tell my husband because we share funds in our house. I felt like that was money that the family could have spent. And I hadn’t even noticed that I’d spent anywhere near that much.”
Kat said she realised she was being manipulated by the game.
And now, she’s calling for better regulation of in-app purchases.
Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-03/video-games-you-play-are-using-sneaky-tactics-four-corners/100098826
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