Several scams have been reported in the Dominican Republic since some time, especially in Santo Domingo, the capital city, and in Las Terrenas. These frauds seem to have been committed by French and Dominican nationals.
Foreign nationals who are already on the spot or planning to travel there are therefore advised to be very careful. They could be approached for real estate or other types of allegedly secure investments.
In case you are contacted by these individuals, make sure to gather all information relating to these operations.