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Costa Rica cops take down organized fraud ring that stole $1 million
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Costa Rica cops take down organized fraud ring that stole $1 million

Alvaro Sánchez - November 11, 2015

SAN SEBASTIÁN, San José – Special agents and prosecutors in San José attacked a large organized crime network dedicated to credit card and check fraud, among other…

Citigroup pays $180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case
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Citigroup pays $180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case

AFP - August 17, 2015

NEW YORK – U.S. securities regulators ordered two Citigroup affiliates Monday to pay $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded investors by falsely claiming a pair of…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Controversial Italian entrepreneur Matteo Quintavalle dies of heart attack
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Controversial Italian entrepreneur Matteo Quintavalle dies of heart attack

L. Arias - March 28, 2014

Italian entrepreneur Matteo Quintavalle, the subject of several police investigations for his controversial businesses in Costa Rica, died Friday morning of apparent cardiac arrest. Arnoldo Alpízar, communications…

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US real estate developer accused of fraud in Jacó allegedly targeted Michigan investors

The Tico Times - March 7, 2014

Investors in the U.S. state of Michigan made up the majority of alleged victims in what investigators are describing as multi-million dollar real estate fraud in the central…

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

The Tico Times - 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…