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Ivan's House Scam?

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Toronto, Canada
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Ivan's House Scam?

Hi -

In late March 2011 I booked Ivan's House in Montezuma through Humberto at reservations@ivanshouse.com. Just today I emailed to advise of our arrival time to be told that although we were sent reservation confirmations and paid for this place in April 2011, our reservations were cancelled (this from Humberto). Upon following up with Ivan, we are told that Humberto is fraudelently selling reservations for his house, and he is unable to honour them. Has anyone else had this experience? Beware! I will be contacting the folks here at tripadvisor to be alerted to this.


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Montezuma, Costa...
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51. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

Just so everybody knows: We, ZumaTours registered brand, won a dispute against Humberto Gonzalez, in order to recover an unlawfully registered domain ( www.zumatoursgroup.com), and now it’s ours ( but we’re not using it because of all the bad karma he made with it), this was achieved together with our lawyer and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) www.icann.org, so there is a way to clean this up and take away power of people that want to harm other companies on the web.

Unfortunally some companies don’t care about how their name is used, but most of them do, and this is an example that something can be done. Thank you all!

Montezuma, Costa...
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52. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

You are right! 100%

San Jose, Costa Rica
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53. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

Thank you ZUMA...nice to know about the site situation...and that is not belongs to Mr. Gonzalez?? Thank you??


Montezuma, Costa...
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54. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

Job perfectly executed!

Heredia, Costa Rica
posts: 90
reviews: 14
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Edited: 7:43 pm, August 28, 2014
Costa Rica
posts: 22,752
reviews: 26
56. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

For those of you looking for shared van shuttles, check out Post #10 of this thread which shows two of the shared van shuttles websites that are also owned by the same person, Humberto. They are TheCostaRicaShuttle (which has had a lot of discussion in the past) and transportation-costarica.com

Two more that have shown up are liberiaairport.com and sanjoseairport.com Don't be fooled by these! Go with the "tried and true" - reputable companies recommended in this forum.

Edited: 8:09 pm, August 28, 2014
Grecia, Costa Rica
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for Province of Alajuela
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57. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

Good advice Hattie... All the regulars in the forum remember this situation all too well and now they are back again with different names pushing the same websites. Until the forum is clear of them be warned.

Here is a list of reputable shuttle and private drivers. This is just a partial list but more than enough for anyone needing a lift.








Odyssey Tours (Diego and Alvaro) - info@odysseytourscr.com

Oscar Chavarria - oscardrivercr@gmail.com

Tucan Limousines - rocio@tucanlimoservices.com

Willy - w_opciones@yahoo.com

Wilson - wilson_elsy@yahoo.com

Carlos Bogarin - encantados@ice.co.cr

Danny Jimenez - crdannytravels@yahoo.com

Leo Rodriguez - leratravelcr@yahoo.com

Juan Carlos and Rubier - tjtransfers@gmail.com

Alexander - alajuelatours@gmail.com

Be careful boys and girls... something is a bit amiss in the forum these days... If ANYONE contacts you by PM pushing any company at all report it to TA immediately.

Barrie, Canada
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58. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

Thank you so much Incabod! Now when someone posts a link to a fraudulent site we can give them fair warning!

Heredia, Costa Rica
posts: 90
reviews: 14
59. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

Thank you all for posting unfortunately some companies and good drivers are beeing affected because of the bad practices from this guy.

As Incabod says that is a partial list... there are more nice, honest and hard worker drivers... not included!

Hope TA do something about it. Its time...

Costa Rica
posts: 22,752
reviews: 26
60. Re: Ivan's House Scam?

Just to add to Incabod's excellent list - some other recommended shuttle companies include:


www.liberiaairporttaxis.com (specialize in LIR airport)

www.tropicaltourshuttle.com (also good for LIR)


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