Why Conduct a Filipina Scam Investigation?
Filipina scam incidents are widespread in the Philippines. Unless you are there, the most effective way to avoid or deal with scams in the Philippines is to hire a private investigator.
Have you been a victim of internet, business, or other Filipina scams? We offer a wide range of private investigation services, specializing in relationship and business fraud investigation.
If you suspect someone is cheating you or a possible business transaction is suspect, then contact us to help get the truth. We will verify before you invest any of your time, money, well-being or emotions. In addition, the Philippines remains a high risk country for Filipina scams, relationship fraud, romance scams, and internet purchasing scams.
Our Filipina Scam Investigation service identifies and locates any Filipina scammer. After that, we verify the fraud or Filipina scam. Above all, this allows steps to be taken to prosecute and help recover your funds. The token private detective Philippines cost is minimal. However, in the end may save you more than that as well as time and heartache.
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Types of Filipino Scams and Fraud
Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners. This is often done via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions. They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact. These scams are also known as ‘catfishing’.
Scammers typically create fake online profiles designed to lure you in. They may use a fictional name, or falsely take on the identities of real, trusted people such as government personnel, aid workers or professionals working abroad.
Dating and romance scammers will express strong emotions for you in a relatively short period of time, and will suggest you move the relationship away from the website to a more private channel, such as phone, email or instant messaging. They often claim to be from a western country, but travelling or working overseas.
Filipina Scam Dangers
Sometimes the scammer will send you valuable items such as laptop computers and mobile phones, and ask you to resend them somewhere. They will invent some reason why they need you to send the goods but this is just a way for them to cover up their criminal activity. Alternatively they may ask you to buy the goods yourself and send them somewhere. You might even be asked to accept money into your bank account and then transfer it to someone else.
Warning – the above scenarios are very likely to be forms of money laundering which is a criminal offence. Never agree to transfer money for someone else.
Sometimes the scammer will tell you about a large amount of money or gold they need to transfer out of their country, and offer you a share of it. They will tell you they need your money to cover administrative fees or taxes.
Dating and romance scammers can also pose a risk to your personal safety as they are often part of international criminal networks. Scammers may attempt to lure their victims overseas, putting you in dangerous situations that can have tragic consequences.
Regardless of how you are scammed, you could end up losing a lot of money. Online dating and romance scams cheat people out of millions every year. The money you send to scammers is almost always impossible to recover and, in addition, you may feel long-lasting emotional betrayal at the hands of someone you thought loved you.
What Do Scammers Typically Do?
Scammers will go to great lengths to gain your interest and trust, such as showering you with loving words, sharing ‘personal information’ and even sending you gifts. They may take months to build what may feel like the romance of a lifetime and may even pretend to book flights to visit you, but never actually come.
Once they have gained your trust and your defences are down, they will ask you for money, gifts or your banking/credit card details. They may also ask you to send pictures or videos of yourself, possibly of an intimate nature.
Often the scammer will pretend to need the money for some sort of personal emergency. For example, they may claim to have a severely ill family member who requires immediate medical attention such as an expensive operation, or they may claim financial hardship due to an unfortunate run of bad luck such as a failed business or mugging in the street. The scammer may also claim they want to travel to visit you, but cannot afford it unless you are able to lend them money to cover flights or other travel expenses.
Types of Filipina Scams
Filipina scams, online dating scams, infidelity, business, consumer, and marriage fraud remain at very high levels in the Philippines. Especially in Manila, Cebu, Angeles City, Davao, and Zamboanga. The most common types of fraud are:
- Identity fraud
- Online dating scams
- Advance fee fraud
- Visa fee fraud
- Visa fraud
- Dating fraud
- Marriage-bride scams
- Accidental death fraud
- Blackmail scam
- Emergency money scam
- Plus many more!
We recommend that any relationship and business transactions should be verified with a reliable Zele Philippines private investigator before proceeding with any monetary transactions or other relationships.
Don’t Be a Filipina Scam Victim
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What our Private Investigators can do for you
We provide daily summary reports and real-time alerts. In addition, we generate a final comprehensive report, pictures and video within 24 hours of completion. For more information about Zele Investigators Philippines, please check our client testimonials. Similarly, please read our Philippines Scammer Advisory for more information.
Furthermore, to report a scammer in the Philippines, you may contact the NBI’s website at www.nbi.gov.ph or their official Facebook account. In addition, you may also report these incidents to the PNP Anti-Crime Group (PNP-ACG) through www.pnpacg.ph or hotline number at (02) 8723-0401 local 5313.