Costa Rica is gaining popularity for nothing else but Costa Rican Brides

Costa Rica is gaining popularity for nothing else but Costa Rican brides and romance scams these days.

Colombian Woman 2How the country got itself involved in this mess goes back to two things; beautiful women; and a dismal economy.  As Costa Ricans seek a better life, many have found that by scamming foreigners on the internet can be a way out to a better situation.  If being a criminal or unethical is what it takes, many Costa Rican scammers accept the risk. The poor economy in Central America has led many beautiful Costa Ricans to seek love online on major social networks and also online dating sites.  Other Costa Rican women choose adult web cam sites or adult online dating.  They hope to meet a foreigner who can support them, and pay their way to a better life.  And, they are willing to do nearly whatever it takes to get it.

We as Costa Rican investigators can confirm that in the past six months the request for investigations on women located in Medellin and elsewhere in Colombia has nearly doubled.  Clearly, not all Costa Rican women are scammers and many are beautiful, honest and decent women truly looking for love, or just looking to meet new people. Investigators say ignoring the risk, however, is a dangerous way to conduct relationships online, and often leads to internet users being victims.

Some scammers use fake profiles and photographs.  Others show themselves on website, but lie about their true identity and situation.  Still others reveal themselves entirely, but lie about their intentions, feelings and motives just to get your money or gifts.  It’s a serious risk that can leave online dating subscribers and social networking users devastated with heartache and very serious financial loss.  Experts say it is essential to verify first rather than later.

Remember “caveat emptor” (buyer beware)   that the risk for online scams and fraud, especially in the realm of internet dating and social networks continues to rise.  Guard your personal information.  Do not reveal your true date of birth or address until you’ve met the subject in person, or had the person verified by a reputable private investigation company and background check.

Romance scammers are professional criminals that know their ways to gain your trust and eventually your money. Investigators have seen people requesting help when it is already too late and in most cases, victims have lost a lot of money and life savings, even their homes in some cases.  Whether it’s Costa Rica or elsewhere, take it slow on the internet.  Take time to get to know the person, protect your personal data, and consider an a thorough due diligence prior to sending any money or making an emotional commitment, this will save you money and heartache.

Private Investigator in Costa Rica and Due Diligence

Private Investigator in Costa Rica and due diligence is a must

Real Estate FraudAs a a well seasoned and experienced private investigator in Costa Rica, many have asked, “why is due diligence so important in Costa Rica? Because if the proper research is not done prior to entering into a contract, you may lose all of your money. The laws here are very different than those in the United States. In Costa Rica frauds abound everywhere especially in real estate. 

The money you spend for due diligence is pale in comparison to the financial and emotional catastrophe that looms if you don’t!  It is much easier and less expensive to prevent a problem rather than trying to repair one after the damage is done. Do yourself a favor and get the facts first before you commit to anything in Costa Rica.

What Is Due Diligence

1. An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to a sale or information concerning the parties involved. It also is most important when you are thinking about a romantic relationship with a Costa Rica woman.

2. Generally, due diligence refers to the care a reasonable person should take before entering into an agreement or a transaction with another party.  For example, offers to purchase an asset are usually dependent on the results of due diligence analysis. This includes reviewing all financial records plus anything else deemed material to the sale. Sellers could also perform a due diligence analysis on the buyer. Items that may be considered are the buyer’s ability to purchase, as well as other items that would affect the purchased entity or the seller after the sale has been completed.  Due diligence is a way of preventing unnecessary harm to either party involved in a transaction.

I can’t begin to emphasize the importance of a due diligence prior to do anything in Costa Rica. Not only real estate, but investment offers as well as personal relations with a Costa Rican woman. This beautiful country has much to offer, but there is a scam at every corner waiting for it’s next victim. As the economy in the United States improves so will the opportunities to relocate or invest here.

From spending many years in this part of the world I can tell you that you cannot be too careful when risking your money. The money you spend for a thorough and complete due diligence is pail in comparison to the potential loss you face if you don’t.

Contact our offices today for more information regarding this and other subjects that affect your future in Costa Rica or Florida. Please feel free to contact us at 321-218-9209 for a free consultation.

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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