Use in public transport systems…
"The contactless card, which some customers adopted following the cracking of the Mifare Classic in 2008, is used by transit agencies in San Francisco, Australia, and the Czech Republic."
Ohh joy… I wonder if Translink was one of their customers… they've been pushing to completely do away with paper tickets.
Good luck explaining the need of a new card to dear old Granny who knows nothing about things electronic. This is an organisation that runs at a loss too … so there isn't exactly a big budget for replacing the things, nor is there one for counterfeit tickets.
The saving grace I suppose is that $3000 is probably more than most are going to bother with.