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Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam
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Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents detained five U.S. men suspected of running a criminal gang that allegedly swindled $9 million from U.S. seniors through a call-center scam. Agents…

Central Bank: That ₡5,000 counterfeit bank note message is fake
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Costa Rica
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Central Bank: That ₡5,000 counterfeit bank note message is fake

L. Arias - April 26, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) warned the population that a message circulating on social media and in SMS messages about the alleged circulation here of…

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

The Tico Times - April 20, 2016

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested four suspects Tuesday morning, including one man from the U.S. and an employee of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, in connection with a…

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

The Tico Times - March 9, 2016

[caption id="attachment_66828" align="alignright" width="285"] (Courtesy OIJ)[/caption] UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 10   Costa Rica Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Director Walter Espinoza announced Tuesday that four suspects…

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

The Tico Times - 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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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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Ohio man convicted in Costa Rica telemarketing scam

The Tico Times - 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

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…

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

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