Friday, October 22, 2010

Philippines Private Detectives & Background Checks

Philippines scams are booming. The largest private investigation company in the Philippines, Philippine PI™, recently reported significant rise in the number of internet dating scams affecting clients from the U.S., Europe, Canada & Australia. Investigators say the risk from romance scams and fraud in the Philippines is at high levels. A company spokesperson stated that background checks and investigations for romance scams are up 30%, and consumers should be extra cautious in relationships.

Philippines private investigators says fraud and scams are booming. Due diligence and pre-employment screening may be down, but infidelity and romance scam cases more than make up for any losses due to the bad economy. U.S-based Philippine PI expects to report a 25% growth rate for 2010 and cites risk related to romance scams and fraud as supporting the growth.

According to the Philippine PI™ management team, the focus on hiring the most qualified investigators has made all the difference. “We only hire and work with field investigators with a proven track record in military or law enforcement, and that has made all the difference,” said William Carter, Vice President of Private Investigations. “Corporate and individual clients rely on our expertise and coordination with agencies like the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), PNP (Philippine National Police) and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines).” Sources say the Company has contacts at embassies in Manila, the Philippines Bureau of Immigration, and the NSO (National Statistics Office).

Because of the global recession, economic opportunity in the Philippines is few and far between. Finding a good job or source of reliable income is harder than ever, according to many Filipinos in Manila, Cebu and Davao. This desperate environment has driven many Filipinas to work scams via the internet, in order to seek a possible better life, or to get a source of income, no matter what the cost. This activity is coming at an unfortunate time, when Philippines government agencies are struggling to improve the nation's international reputation. Detectives advise consumers and businesses to contact a competent Philippines PI for help with background checks, private investigation, pre-employment and due diligence, and to think of these investigation services as a form of insurance policy to minimize the known risk.

Best of luck,

A. Hathaway
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