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Catch a Cheater in Costa Rica

Five Step Plan to Catch a Cheater in Costa Rica

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The five step plan to catch a cheater in Costa Rica: Cheater that come to Costa Rica have often laid the groundwork for their misdeeds long before they actually arrive. The advances we have witnessed with the seemingly never ending cadre of new devices and applications have in many instances given cheaters a false sense of security. Today most cheaters think they have an advantage by using such devices and applications to communicate. In order to take advantage of this misconception I recommend the following five steps to catch a cheater in Costa Rica.

Step 1: Make a Decision

First, you should decide whether or not it’s worth knowing if your partner is cheating. I know of instances where some prefer not to know. Innocent victims of a cheater owe it to themselves and their families to know the truth. After taking into consideration all the circumstances, if you think knowing the truth is in your best interest, then you make the decision to catch the cheater.

Step 2: Be Prepared

Once the decision has been made to catch the cheater you must prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario. It is gut wrenching to have positive indisputable evidence of a person that for a number of years has been your husband or boyfriend is actually cheating on you. It is prudent to be prepared financially as well to carry out the investigation. Cheaters never perform on cue. It takes perseverance and patience to catch a cheater. The more information you supply the investigator the more effective and efficient they can be and thus save you time and money.

(Some things I will need from you; several recent photographs, his itinerary, flight number arrival date, location he is staying, travelling companions, habits, distinguishing marks such as tattoos and the length of his stay. In our pre-investigation interview I will discuss other things as well.)

Step 3: Deploy

Probably the most important thing that you will have to do is the hiring of a private investigator in Costa Rica. You want to hire a private investigator that has the experience and resources to carry out the mission. You also want a private investigator that listens to your ideas and concerns with regard to conducting the investigation. There are private investigators here in Costa Rica that will attempt to bully you and or tell you what is or what is not in your best interest. They will also ask you to send them money be a Western Union. You should exercise extreme caution with any investigator that ask you to send them money via Western Union. There are some here that can no longer receive money from Western Union in their own name and therefore ask you to send it to a third-party. This is a big red flag.

Probably, the most frequent question I get is about cost and conducting an investigation in Costa Rica. Although a third world country the cost of living and operating here is higher than that in the United States. For example, gasoline is almost $6.00 a gallon; a 2 Liter bottle of Coke is $3.00; a combo from McDonald’s is $6.50; these prices are due in part to the Costa Rica government placing taxes on all consumer goods.

Competent and experienced investigators the United States routinely charge between $60 and $100 per hour plus expenses for their services. You should expect similar rates from competent and qualified investigators in Costa Rica. When you interview investigators in Costa Rica and they tell you they have a flat rate of $200 a day, you will sadly learn that this is nothing more than a ruse to ask you for more money as the investigation progresses. Some will hold the results of their investigation as hostage until you send them more money.

Step 4:  Wait and be patient

As I mentioned earlier cheaters never perform on cue. To catch a cheater it is a matter of being in the right place at the right time to capture his/her indiscretions. This is not rocket science but it does require perseverance and patience not only on the part of the investigator that on the client as well. I know it is human nature to want to know everything that is going on during the course of an investigation. But it is extremely important that you follow my instructions during the surveillance. I will keep you informed of any relevant or important events, but will require that you keep this information to yourself until the investigation is complete. The investigation is only as good as the secrecy of the operation is maintained.

Step 5: Review the Results

 Many times, due to circumstances and or obstacles clear-cut proof cannot be obtained. For example, getting a video are photographic evidence of an intimate encounter between the cheater and his lover is rare. However, when reviewing the available evidence, and taking into consideration the totality of the circumstances to which the evidence speaks, you need to ask yourself; what a reasonable person viewing the same evidence would conclude? This is what you call circumstantial evidence and the conclusion is drawn from the preponderance of the evidence. If we obtain photographic evidence of the cheater at a bar that is known to be a meeting place for prostitutes and the cheater is captured with a woman in such a place and then leaves with that woman, what would a reasonable person to conclude?

Regrettably, these investigations lead to divorce. I recommend that prior to confronting a cheater with the evidence of his infidelity, that you sit down with a divorce attorney and allow him to advise you as to the best manner to proceed.

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Husband Cheating on you in Costa Rica?

Ceating HusbandIs your husband cheating on you in Costa Rica? You shouldn’t let him get away with it.  Cheating in Costa Rica is common-place and men always leave a trial.    Here at Cody Gear & Associates, we have developed a list of the most common signs of cheating spouses in Costa Rica. If you realize that your husband meets one or more of these characteristics, you owe it to yourself to find out and get the proof you need.

There are a number of websites that are nothing more than conduits for men travelling here to meet up with young, hot and ready Latin women. Make sure your husband or boyfriend is not advertising on these sites or alternately having a ongoing dialogue with sex tour guides.

As you read this blog, bear in mind that one of the easiest methods to catching a cheater is by setting the trap! Cheating men are more likely to cheat when they are out of town and away from familiar surroundings that might give them away. If they are travelling to Costa Rica and you are not, the likelihood of them getting into mischief is almost a given.

Prior to your husband or boyfriend leaving for Costa Rica on his “fishing trip” with his buddies, be guarded not to let him have any reason to think that you smell a rat! In other words as hard as it may be, make him feel comfortable that all is well in your relationship and that his going to a foreign country without you is not troubling you. By doing this you are setting the trap!

Usually, the first sign you will notice is the increase level of communication between him and his buddies about the upcoming adventure. You’ll notice him chuckling at text messages or hear him have conversations with his friends with limited content. Usually responding by “yes I’m looking forward to that” or “can I call you back/”. The point is you will notice that his conversations with his buddies all of a sudden have become vague and ambiguous.

The second thing you may notice is his lack of specificity as to the itinerary once they arrive at the San Jose International Airport. Lack of telephone information or computer access is common among men coming here to look for women. However, you should encourage him to give you as much information as possible in case of an emergency. After all he is travelling to a third world country and you are concerned about his safety.

The third thing and not necessarily in this order, is the purchase of new clothes, especially clothes for going out after fishing. Pay attention to his purchases of clothes as well as colognes and other things he customarily does not use in around you.

Fourthly, be on the alert for any unusual phone calls or text message from international calls with the country code of “506”. For you information, there are two distinct set of numbers for telephones in Costa Rica. Those beginning with “2” are land lines, those beginning with “8” are cell phones. If you see one of these by chance take note of it as it will aide any subsequent surveillance. This is particularly true if this not the first time your husband has come to Costa Rica.

Usually men that are married check in with their wives each day during the visit. Usually this check in comes around the same time every day and is usually followed by, “we are going out to eat and gamble.” Anywhere they go they will be confronted by young attractive and available Latin women asking them if they want companionship. This starts innocently enough with the buying of drinks then one thing leads to the other and the woman will ask him if he wants sex.

It has been my experience that the amount of alcohol consumed is commensurate with amount of resistance a man will muster to remain loyal to his wife and family. Of course the women here are in business and will move on if he says no or otherwise refuses to pay the going price.

We have years of experience in these matters and are considered the experts in capturing cheaters in Costa Rica. For more information call 321-218-9209.

Different Types of Fraud in Costa Rica – How You Can Avoid It!

How to Avoid Scas and fraud in Costa RicaFraud in Costa Rica, believe it or not, seems to be endless. Fraud, whether it be real estate, marriage, investment, or squatters can cost you everything you have. The toll financially and emotionally from enduring such frauds goes without comment. I emphasize to my clients that always trust your instincts. If “it sounds too good to be true”, then it is!

Most of my clients contact me after sensing something just isn’t right. Many dismiss this feeling and delay action that could help them before it is too late. As a potential victim of a fraud you owe it to yourself to have your matter investigated by a professional fraud investigator.

The local print and electronic news services in Costa Rica report frauds on a daily basis. The OIJ which is the investigative branch of the National Police are understaffed and underfunded to deal with the amount of frauds that are reported to their agency.  Additionally, if you are not a Costa Rica citizen, your case will be given a very low status and probably will never be investigated in time. Read more..