Costa Rica News – A group defrauded at least eight people on Facebook. The known damage is ¢18 million.
The Judicial Police, however, affirm that there may be many more victims including some outside of Costa Rica.
The group is made up of three people. The scam cheating people to invest was brought to light on Wednesday morning by the Judicial Investigation Agency, following two raids in which they captured two women and a man.
It seems they used a page on Facebook called Money Book and with it offered to pay an extremely high interest on investments. In one case, a person invested ¢8 million based on the promise that he would earn ¢3 million more in just three months.
Experts advise to consider whether an offer is too good to be true. An interest this high, for example, is unreal and believing in it would be considered a very high risk.
Police confiscated bank documents, computers and phones to get more information. They are looking into whether the scam spanned across other countries as well.