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In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica

Costa Rica projects to close the year with 80,000 criminal complaints, a lower number than that registered in 2019, which accounted for more than 100,000.

Please don’t take sodium chlorite or chlorine dioxide to treat COVID-19, Health Ministry says

The Health Ministry's alert about sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide echoes an April warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

Three North Americans receive jail time for Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam

The scheme, operated from a Costa Rica call center, defrauded primarily elderly U.S. citizens of approximately $11 million.

Costa Rican residents sentenced in United States for phone scam

“These sentences should serve as a strong deterrent to anyone seeking to enrich themselves by taking part in similar scams.”

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

The OIJ reported that U.S. officials filed extradition requests for all the suspects in order to take them to North Carolina.

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

The BCCR is asking people to “touch, watch and turn” the bills to look for the security measures that show a bill is not a counterfeit.

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.

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.

National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season

Costa Rica National Police launched a holiday season security operation on Friday to safeguard residents who will be collecting or spending money in the coming weeks.

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