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Romance Scams Increase Demand for Philippine PI Investigators


April 13, 2011 - Jacksonville, FL

Philippine PI™, a professional private investigation firm based in the U.S. specializing in Philippines private investigators and Southeast Asia background checks, reported today that demand for investigations was stronger than expected for the first quarter of 2011. Management cited a significant rise in romance scams and online dating fraud as part of the fundamentals driving demand for background check and private investigator services.

Philippine PI™ has increased its market share in the Philippines in the past three years to gain the recognition of being the largest private investigation company operating in the Philippines. When searching for Philippines private detectives, many international clients choose to go with a well established firm with professional field investigators who have the proper training. Because Philippine PI™ only hires investigators with a proven track record in the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), the PNP (Philippine National Police), or the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines), the Company has done well to distinguish itself from the competition. The firm is also verified by the U.S. Better Business Bureau, McAfee and Truste, with zero complaints on file with those organizations.

The Company continues to offer full service private investigations, including those which focus on online dating, internet relationships, infidelity and marriage schemes. "We saw a rise in demand for romance scam related cases during the first quarter, compared to 2010 levels, and this growing risk in the Philippines is increasing demand for our background check services," said William J. Carter, Vice President of Private Investigations. "Our team is dedicated to protecting clients from fraud and scams throughout the Philippines, whether it be a corporate client in Manila or Hong Kong, or an individual in the U.S. or Australia." Demand for different investigation services changes along with shifts in the economic and political environment, and management expects the recent rise in Philippine romance scams is directly related to the continued problems in the Philippine and global economy.

About Philippine PI™

Philippine PI, LLC is a leading Philippines background check and private detective agency focusing on the Philippines and Southeast Asia. The firm specializes in verifying relationships for clients in the U.K., U.S., Australia, Canada and Europe. The U.S. managed company focuses on client service, and provides discreet investigations, corporate due diligence, background checks, surveillance, infidelity cases, fraud and scam screening, and more. Philippine PI is a subsidiary of Wymoo® International.

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