Costa Rica man arrested with 400 cloned US credit cards
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica man arrested with 400 cloned US credit cards

Zach Dyer - February 24, 2016

On Tuesday morning, Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the Tres Ríos home of a man suspected of defrauding U.S. residents and cloning as many as 400 credit…

National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season
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Business
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National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season

L. Arias - November 20, 2015

Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced the start of a holiday security operation starting Friday in downtown San José and in the central cantons of each province…

Costa Rican banks to replace credit, debit cards to improve security
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Banking
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Costa Rican banks to replace credit, debit cards to improve security

L. Arias - August 25, 2015

All banks in Costa Rica will have to incorporate into their debit and credit cards a chip with the client’s personal and security information, according to a…

Ohio man convicted in Costa Rica telemarketing scam
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Business
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Ohio man convicted in Costa Rica telemarketing scam

Zach Dyer - August 6, 2015

Another U.S. man has been convicted in a sprawling Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday. Paul Ronald Toth Jr.,…

US expats in Costa Rica masterminded massive call center fraud
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Crime
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US expats in Costa Rica masterminded massive call center fraud

Zach Dyer - June 1, 2015

What if I told you that you have won $450,000? The only thing you need to do to claim your prize is pay this insurance fee... Call…

Costa Rica’s banks boost security measures ahead of holiday frenzy
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Business
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Costa Rica’s banks boost security measures ahead of holiday frenzy

L. Arias - November 28, 2014

The Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC) this week launched a security operation coordinated with Judicial Investigation Police agents and National Police officers, with the goal of reducing theft…

US-Costa Rican man preyed on elderly in million-dollar sweepstakes fraud
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Crime
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US-Costa Rican man preyed on elderly in million-dollar sweepstakes fraud

Zach Dyer - September 16, 2014

A dual citizen of the United States and Costa Rica pleaded guilty Monday to a $1.88 million sweepstakes fraud scheme that targeted elderly U.S. residents, according a…

US couple the latest victims in flat-tire scam that targets tourists
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US couple the latest victims in flat-tire scam that targets tourists

Corey Kane - July 20, 2014

During a late June visit to Costa Rica, a pair of U.S. tourists fell victim to an ongoing scam where thieves targets tourists by flattening the tires…

Worried about getting ripped off by a Costa Rican cab? There’s an app for that
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Expat Living
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Worried about getting ripped off by a Costa Rican cab? There’s an app for that

Lindsay Fendt - March 3, 2014

It doesn't matter how many times you have been to Costa Rica, how long you have lived here or how good your Spanish is; chances are you've…

Police crack million-dollar scheme to defraud people in United States
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Police crack million-dollar scheme to defraud people in United States

Zach Dyer - February 12, 2014

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided three homes and an office in Escazú Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into a million-dollar fraud and money laundering scheme…