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Five Americans held in Costa Rica over $9 million scam

Monday, June 12, 2017


Costa Rican police 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. All five are wanted by U.S. judicial authorities for fraud, illicit association and money laundering.

The police report states that the suspects conducted the scam by impersonating agents of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other public agencies.

Source: The Tico Times