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UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge

Youssef Khater's checkered past reads like something out of a novel. His story took another turn Tuesday when Costa Rican police arrested him in Puerto Viejo.

US man among four arrested for cloning credit cards in Costa Rica

Police said the group was connected to at least six cases of fraud involving corporations and individuals in Costa Rica, Panama, the U.S. and Europe.

Too good to be true? A sweepstakes tale

The promise of a huge windfall lures an unsuspecting retiree into an expensive web of deceit.

US man killed in Costa Rica was target of real estate scam; 4 arrested

According to police, the four suspects – two men and two women – learned that the victim, Brian Lynn Hogue, had several properties in Paquera, Puntarenas, listed under an anonymous corporation and allegedly conspired to commit identity fraud to gain control of the corporation.

Costa Rica man arrested with 400 cloned US credit cards

U.S. cardholders started to see unauthorized purchases on their credit cards from stores in Costa Rica even though they hand never been here before.
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