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Learn to check your cash and avoid scams

The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) is recommending its clients and the general public to be alert, to check their cash to avoid falling victims of scams, receiving false bills when getting change back. Among the recommendations by the State bank: Do not lose sight...

Scammers Phishing in Netflix

Scammers look for popular platforms in the world for victims, the latest coming to our attention is targeting users of Netflix. The scam works this way: First, users are sent an email or text message alerting them that their service will be temporarily until they...

Why Costa Ricans are being paid to marry Chinese migrants

"Who wants to earn some money?" It was just a simple question, but it was enough to convince María (not her real name) to enter into what seemed like a simple deal. A young woman offered the 46-year-old Costa Rican woman ¢100,000 colones (US$175) to...

5 Tips to Using Craigslist in Costa Rica

As one of the world’s most popular and well-known classifieds ads website, Craigslist attracts millions of people worldwide. A wide range of services that Craigslist offers include jobs and housing, among others. Many countries have their own local Craigslist websites while major cities in the...

Gardener Scam Spreads Out Nationwide

(QCOSTARICA) Local police forces were warned this week to be on the lookout for anti-social elements taking advantage of citizens with the newly popular "garden service" scam. More and more cases have been reported recently, not only in San Jose, but also in Cartago,...

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