This scheme, he assures, threatened work, because people "went out of the country, 'buy' with a credit card, returned with foreign currency and had the income that they did not reach even working for a year." This version of the "tiger" is that of the popular "raspacupos". As the "card dollar" was very low, "offices" began to appear in several Latin American countries where purchases were faked: the card was swiped at the point of sale and the customer received the money in cash, after discounting the commission for the false seller; this procedure could be done with cards from family and friends.
The "ticket dollars" were worth much more than the "card dollars", so the person returned to Venezuela and made a good difference. This practice was good business, to the south africa phone number list point that the traveler was left with a profit after deducting the ticket and accommodation. It was a "tiger hunt" on a Latin American scale. Poorer, with less job stability and submerged in an adjustment not announced by Maduro that included a drastic reduction in public spending, thousands of Venezuelans have resorted to offering themselves as fence painters, cat nail clippers, coffee sellers, moneylenders , pastry chefs, mixologists and anything that generates dollars.
Alexis, for example, studied a university degree, sweated in a ministry, migrated to Colombia in 2017 and decided to return to Venezuela to be with her family. After several frustrated ventures, this graduate who is less than 40 years old decided to become a taxi driver in Caracas. There are two apps that allow a young man like Alexis to earn a weekly income or "kill tigers" to complete a salary: Ridery and Yummy Rides, the "Venezuelan Uber." In four days of good work Alexis can raise $100; in other words, what costs an official more than a month of struggle.