Philippines is a country with a high degree of fraud and corruption, ranked 118th out of 160 on the NationMaster Government Corruption list, so it is important to understand a person or companies background before getting too involved on a personal or business level.
Investigators in the Philippines have seen sharp increases in business from foreign customers. Investigations often focus on brides, girlfriends, and internet dating relationships, as well as foreign business partners and investors. With the high degree of fraud in the Philippines, getting a background check or due diligence investigation is an important security decision. Proceeding in a personal or business relationship without one can be very costly.
Despite the fraud, there are opportunities in the Philippines, both for personal and business relationships. Beautiful brides and profitable business ventures do exist, but hiring a Philippines private investigator to do a professional background check is an effective way to protect yourself.
We strongly advise consumer customers to have a background check performed for any internet relationship related matters, especially before sending any money or making any travel plans. This normally includes verification of address, marital status, educational and employment credentials, criminal and credit checks and a discrete on-site investigation of the individual.
We also advise for corporate customers to perform due diligence before conducting any business. Alibaba.com, eBay, and others have high incidents of fraud and themselves warn any customers of steps to take before completing any monetary transactions.
Preventing fraud by hiring a professional investigator is prudent as well as cost effective because it may save you much more as well as prevent the aggravation and misery, and is easier than recovering from fraud after it has occurred. Put another way, think of it as well-spent financial and mental health insurance.