US Man Indicted in Costa Rica-based Telemarketing Scam

Costa Rica Scams – Sometimes scammers in Costa Rica do not get away with it.
Nicholas Richer, a 24-year-old Nashua resident, was identified Tuesday by federal authorities as one of seven men from the U.S. and Costa Rica named in a sweeping, 20-count federal indictment accusing them of conducting an elaborate telemarketing scheme to defraud the public, particularly the elderly.

Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina R. Andrew Murray said the indictments are contained in documents unsealed Tuesday after a lengthy investigation into the alleged scheme, which authorities estimate began in January 2014 and ran through November 2017.
Richer, whose street address wasn’t provided, allegedly operated as a so-called “runner,” meaning his role was to accept funds from victims who weren’t willing to send the money

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