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Philippine PI Private Detectives See Rise in Online Dating Scams

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - 10/01/10) - Philippine PI™, a professional private investigation company based in the U.S. specializing in Philippines background checks and investigation services, announced today a sharp rise in the reported number of internet dating scams affecting clients from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. The risk from romance scams and internet fraud involving the Philippines is greater than ever. The Company reports that background checks and private investigations for internet scams are up 30% over 2009 levels, and investigators urge consumers to proceed with caution in romantic relationships involving the Philippines.Philippines dating scams and fraud are booming according to Philippines private investigators. Although pre-employment, due diligence and corporate fraud cases have decreased due to the staggering global economy, infidelity and romance scam cases are up significantly. Philippine PI expects to report an annual growth rate of 25% for 2010 primarily due to the increase in background checks and surveillance services resulting from romance scam cases.Philippine PI™ remains one of the largest private investigation firms operating in the Philippines, with agents in Manila, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan. According to the U.S. management team, the focus on hiring the most qualified investigators has paid off, and almost half of the company's clients now come from referrals. "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)." The Company maintains contacts at embassies, the Philippines Bureau of Immigration, and the NSO (National Statistics Office). Skilled investigators and a wide network of professional contacts enable thorough and accurate investigations.The U.S. managed firm is verified by Truste, McAfee and the Better Business Bureau.About Philippine PI™Philippine PI, LLC is a leading Philippines private detective and background check company focusing on the Philippines and Southeast Asia. The company specializes in verifying personal and business relationships for U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe based clients. The U.S. managed firm provides confidential private investigations, pre-employment, due diligence, background checks, surveillance, infidelity investigations, fraud and romance scam screening, process server, criminal cases, and missing person searches. Philippine PI™ is a subsidiary of Wymoo® International.