Darryl’s Story: A Cautionary Tale for Online&Social Gamers

LOS ANGELES - September 29, 2010

Gamers Advocating Fiscal Responsibility (GAFR), an upstart organization devoted to raising awareness of the impact of credit card debt on social gamers, today released the trailer to the first of its member confessionals,“Darryl’s Story,” available on GAFR’s official webpage www.gafr.tv. The confessional is an interview with Darryl Agman, an individual whose love of online social games led to the maxing out of his credit cards and the erosion of his fiscal stability. Darryl is an ideal candidate for GAFR’s awareness program; he speaks candidly about the impact of bad credit on his life. A crumbling marriage as the result of boundless virtual goods expenditures became Darryl’s reality. With this short documentary, GAFR hopes to raise awareness and provide support to social gamers worldwide who struggle to keep their expenditures in line with their financial means.

“Gift a man a fish; you’ve satisfied his daily cap. Teach a man some fiscal responsibility; you’ve cleaned up his credit for a lifetime,” said GAFR director and spokesperson, Jeff Jones.“In time, people will learn to control their virtual goods spending– we’re here to help.”

Social networking and online gaming have captured the hearts and minds of millions, but what happens when crop-harvesting and barn-building are placed on deferred payment schedules, becoming a costly and ruinous habit? GAFR lets social gamers stop mortgaging their real future at the expense of their virtual world.

For more information, please visit www.gafr.tv.

About GAFR (Gamers Advocating Fiscal Responsibility)

Gamers Advocating Fiscal Responsibility (GAFR) is a consortium of avid video gamers and game publishers who want to promote healthy and positive spending habits for online game players.

Based in Los Angeles, GAFR was formed in early 2010, in response to awareness that some online game players were abusing credit cards in order to play their favorite games. Not only does this credit card abuse damage credit scores, it also damages lives. Online gaming is a fun activity for the whole family and, and like anything else, should be played in a responsible manner.

Jeff Jones, Director, GAFR



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