Is this Tiddlywink a Costa Rica scam? It’s a cheap plastic token dispensed by a parking kiosk at a huge local hospital. I looks exactly like a Tiddlywink. It can’t possibly contain any electronic chips, but yet somehow when you give the token to an attendant (or drop it in the payment kiosk) a charge for parking magically appears on the screen.
Other parking lots print out a lightweight cardboard with a black stripe on the back imitating a “magnetic” stripe. I can somewhat accept that this is legitimate.
But plastic Tiddlywink? Hardly.
Another Gringo Tax?
Inquiring minds need to know. Weigh in with your thoughts. I’m gonna invest in a bunch of Tiddlywinks and start charging a toll to cruise our road.