21 Feb 2014
February 21, 2014

Identifying false Colones

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False colones ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 are circulating all over Costa Rica. Some individuals have even reported receiving these counterfeit bills from bank ATM’s and not refunded when brought to the banks attention. Here are some tips to identify false colones:  The colones are slightly smaller than the originals (may vary)  The quality or.. read more →

21 Feb 2014
February 21, 2014

Private Security Companies

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Company Email Phone Securidad Comercial seguridadcomercialcr.com(suspended page) info@seguridadcomercialcr.com (?) 506-2772-5151 ICR Alarmas Y Monitoreo grupoinstatelcr.com jgranados@grupoinstatelcr.com 506-2771-8969 506-8338-1988 KAF Seguridad 506-8961-0753 506-2770-9191 iNetNube inetnube.com mark.dandrea@iNetNube.com 506-2461-1433 NTC engineering ntc-engineering.com info@ntc-engineering.com 506 2283-4963 RFS USESA usesacr@live.com 506 8869 3006 / 506 2771 9092 Grupo de Seguridad Valle Próspero jvm@jvmyers.com / llm@jvmyers.com 506-8325 8974 512-858-7453   CAP.. read more →

The Fuerza Pública has put up the photos of the top 50 wanted individuals in Costa Rica. The mug shots are displayed on a series of Web pages of the police agency. The names and photos come from the Judicial Investigating Organization, said the Fuerza Pública. Of those who made the top 50, some 23.. read more →

It’s ‘Cyber Monday’, a day when many online retailers are running sales similar to bricks&mortar sales from Black Friday. But do you know who is seeing your credit card details, or how to make sure you don’t become the victim of identity theft? The following 12 tips will help you shop online and at area.. read more →

This email is being forwarded from local CAP members who were victims of credit card fraud: A few weeks ago a local couple were checking charges to their BCR account when they noticed 5 X $200 withdrawals which they had not made.  They immediately went to the BCR branch in Dominical and were able to.. read more →

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Poder Judicial said Thursday that flagrancy courts would be opened up in five new locations. They are Liberia, Santa Cruz, Pococí, San Carlos and Corredores. The Tribunales de Flagrancias handle cases where criminals are caught red-handed or nearly so. Such courts now exist in  Heredia, Alajuela, Cartago, Puntarenas.. read more →

Nov. 19, 2013, San Jose, CR Hosted by American Embassy Main Speaker: Flore Burke, International speaker, consultant, and specialist in Human trafficking and Modern Day Slavery (Freedom Network). The American Embassy working with the local coalition CONATT (National Coalition against the Illicit Trafficking of Immigrants and Human Trafficking of Persons) hosted the conference to address.. read more →

By Chris Fry When most people think about personal protection, they mainly think about how to stay safe outside their homes. While the vast majority of crime against citizens occurs outside the home, home invasion robberies and worse DO occur. Crime statistics are difficult to track down specific to “home invasion,” but “property-related crimes” (robbery.. read more →

06 Jan 2013
January 6, 2013

A Primer On Situational Awareness

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By Scott Stewart The world is a wonderful place, but it can also be a dangerous one. In almost every corner of the globe militants of some political persuasion are plotting terror attacks — and these attacks can happen in London or New York, not just in Peshawar or Baghdad. Meanwhile, criminals operate wherever there.. read more →