How it works:
- Version 1: being charged to use a free custom/immigration form.
- Version 2: someone offers to assist with the immigration process. He tampers with your documents and forces you to pay otherwise you won’t cross the border.
- Version 3: taking you to wrong offices or fake officers, and then charge you for their services.
Places to beware:
- Guanacaste: border with Nicaragua
What to do:
- Seek help official immigration officers or ask fellow tourists.