5 tips to consider before hiring a private investigator

October 17, 2018 - Reading time: 2 minutes

We take our investigations very seriously, and we think you should too. Hiring a detective can be a daunting experience, at PattayaPI we always guide our clients through the process in a friendly way. We believe you should always ask questions and we will gladly respond to any queries you might have either before, during or after an investigation is complete. At PattayaPI we offer free, no obligation quotes for all work. 

We've put together 5 tips for you to consider before hiring a private investigator, we hope this list will help guide you through the process of an investigation.

1. Don't do it yourself

We are often contacted by people that have already tried to dupe their partner themselves, usually through the internet. This type of baiting rarely works, usually the target will ask to voice or video call with you, and at this point your DIY investigation will fall apart, leaving your partner suspicious and more on edge. This can make our job much harder. If you would like someone to try and approach your partner online, we can do this for you and our fee is very inexpensive. We also offer great rates on personal surveillance. Don't do it yourself and contact us first.

2. Be prepared for the results

If you're hiring us for any type of infidelity investigation, emotions tend to run high. We take no pleasure in giving our clients unwelcome news, and we always hope for the best outcome for our clients in each case. It's a good idea to try and consider each outcome and how you will react to them. It's our job to deliver the truth; sadly sometimes the truth hurts.

3. Don't raise their suspicions

When you're getting ready to hire us to complete an investigation for you, don't raise the target's suspicions. This might seem obvious, but subtle clues can give away your unease and put the person on edge. Often when someone hires a private investigator, they will start to question the target more, and take more of an interest in their movements or what they're doing. This can make the person more alert or wary, so play it cool and don't give the game away. 

4. Be open and honest

When you reach out to a private investigator, be honest with them about your goals and what you're aiming to achieve. Include as much relevant information as possible, it all helps us build up a picture and advise you the best way for us to help. 

5. Trust our advice

We are highly experienced and have dealt with most imaginable situations in the past. Make the most of our expertise and heed our advice. Once you take the step to hire us we will offer as much support and advice as you need to make the right decisions.

If you need to investigate someone in Thailand, reach out to us. We offer free no pressure quotes for all work and would be glad to help you. 


Internet dating scams in Thailand

January 15, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Internet dating in Thailand is not the same as internet dating in developed Western countries. If you're trying to find a Thai girlfriend using a dating app or a website then you need to be very careful and here's why...

NGOs estimate there are between 200,000 and 300,000 active prostitutes in Thailand. If you've met a lady through internet in Thailand, there is a very high probability that she has been involved in the sex industry.

It's easy for a lady to claim that she has a university education. It's also easy for a lady to claim that she has a good job. Often they will.

Let's say you meet a Thai lady online, she tells you that she works at a coffee shop and has a bachelor's degree. Her internet profiles are filled with photos of her working and you have no reason to doubt her. You're safe right?

Actually, this woman does not work at a coffee shop at all. Her friend works at a coffee shop and she borrowed her friend's uniform to take photos for her social media. The lady actually works at a bar and sleeps with men in order to earn cash. A bar girl, dancer or escort would never admit to being one through internet dating.

If you met her through internet dating and she is lying to you then you have no way to find out the truth. We have discovered many victims of Thai internet dating scams through our investigations.

We have very often found that Thai women will lie about their lives when meeting foreigners through the internet. Very often they will lie about having children, having been married, being involved in the sex industry, already having foreign boyfriends and much more.

If you need the truth about a Thai lady, contact us today for a no obligation quote.


What are bar girl scams in Pattaya?

January 8, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

What are the bar girl scams in Pattaya? Thousands of forigen men visit Thailand and especially Pattaya each year. They often meet ladies in bars. Bar girls in Pattaya are hookers and sell sex in exchange for money.

If you're in a relationship with a lady working at a Pattaya bar, you will need to give her money so that she stops working at the bar and meeting new men.

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For some guys this can work out OK. For others it does not. Thousands of bar girls have multiple forigener boyfriends. They might have 3-4+ different guys sending money each month, and each guy thinks he is her only boyfriend. This means that the lady is able to earn lots of money from multiple boyfriends at the same time; and plus if she still works at the bar then she can still sleep with more men and try to find new boyfriends to send more cash.

Other times a man will have an attractive bar girl as his girlfriend and she sleeps with different guys every night of the week... But of course her "boyfriend" totally believes that she "never goes with customers" or that "she is different".

She is probably not different. All Thai women are responsible for supporting their families with money (Thai men are not). For this reason Thai women need as much money as possible and sometimes the way they earn this is by having many different guys send money.

We can find out if your girlfriend is loyal to you while you're out of the country. Our service is fast, discreet, affordable and totally confidential. If you think that we can help you please send us a message explaining your situation and we will respond to you with a free, no obligation quote. You can also learn more about PattayaPI by reading from our website.


Thailand background checks

January 3, 2019 - Reading time: 1 minutes

Thailand background checks

If you are getting involved with a Thai woman, you might decide that you would like to perform a background check on her.

Background checks are important as they allow you to discover information about your partner or business partner. Very often we have seen Thai ladies lie about how many children they have, they can also lie about being married, living with other people, or having serious criminal convictions.

At PattayaPI, we are pleased to offer an affordable background check service in Thailand which can answer these questions for you.

Standard Thai backgrounds can show the following:

  • Criminal records check 
  • Marriage check 
  • Household check 
  • Is she living with another man 
  • Children check 

We can check people living anywhere in Thailand. If you are interested in performing a background check just get in touch with us and we will respond to you with a free, no obligation quote.

There are many different reasons you might want to perform a background check in Thailand, whatever yours are trust PattayaPI to provide you with a quality service from start to finish. PattayaPI is a leading detective agency based in Thailand. Get the security from a background check performed by us today.


Happy new year from PattayaPI!

January 1, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Happy new year! We hope that this blog can continue to provide useful information about Thailand and Thai women in 2019.

Thank you for reading our blog and we wish everyone reading this a safe, happy and prosperous new year!


How much does a dowry cost at a Thai wedding?

December 28, 2018 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Money for a Thai wedding dowry payment

Marriage is very important in Thai culture. If you're with a Thai lady and not married, then very often the relationship is not seen as legitimate. We have seen time and time again that Thai women can be open to relationships with other men until the day that they are married. If you are in a serious relationship with a Thai lady, it would be advisable to get married as soon as possible.

You may also need to get married in order to be eligible for visas in Thailand or overseas.

When you marry a Thai woman you will need to pay a dowry (also known as "sin sod") to her parents. This is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years in Thailand.

So how much does a dowry cost when you're getting married in Thailand? Average dowry payments in Thailand tend to range from 500,000 THB to 1,000,000 THB cash. Often the cash payment will be accompanied by gold, properties and high end vehicles.

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This money is paid to the parents of the bride by the husband-to-be. It's also very common for cars, as well as properties or land to be included as part of the dowry payment.

If you are paying a large amount of money to the parents of your Thai fiancée, it's important that you are totally sure this woman is committed to you, and that she won't just take the money and run off. Searching the internet you will find countless horror stories surrounding relationships with Thai women.

After all, if you were spending this type of money on any form of business venture, you would do proper due diligence and make sure that you're making a sound investment. We can help as we specialize in investigating ladies all over Thailand.

The cost of investigating your spouse is often negligible compared with the hefty dowry payment you'll need to make when tying the knot. We can find out if a Thai lady is in other relationships, and how she responds to being approached by other men. Get in touch with us today for a free, no pressure consultation. 


Common lies that Pattaya bar girls tell foreigners

October 9, 2018 - Reading time: 3 minutes

If you're involved with a bar girl working in Pattaya, lies are something you're going to encounter over and over again. With that in mind, we've compiled the 5 most common lies that bar girls in Pattaya tell foreign men...

1. "I don't have a boyfriend"

If you meet a bar girl in Pattaya and she tells you that she doesn't have a boyfriend, don't believe her. A lady working in a bar would never admit that she is already in a relationship. For many of these women their goal is to be in multiple relationships with foreign men at the same time. Don't believe us? Take a look at this video which explains the mentality of many ladies in this environment. As private investigators, we can easily find out if your girlfriend is claiming to be single while you're out of town!

2. "It's my first day/week/month in the bar"

Bar girls aren't stupid. They know what you want to hear and would never admit to working in the bar scene for many years. They will almost always lie and claim to be fresh on the scene, whether she says that it's her first week, her first month, or her second month in the bar. If she tells you that it's her first day in the bar, alarm bells should be ringing out very loudly.

3. "I don't go with customers"

This has to make our top five. "I never go with customers" is one of the most common lies you're going to hear when you start to become involved in a lady that's working at a bar in sin city. The truth is, bar girls meager wages are designed to be bolstered by leaving the bar with customers as much as possible. If you don't believe us, we can find out if she is prepared to leave the bar with customers by visiting the bar ourselves and sending you a detailed report explaining her behaviour. 

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4. "I don't have children"

Bar girls will try to make themselves seem as appealing as possible to their customers, and they know that many men are not keen on a lady with one or two children. They will claim not to have any children. It's also very common for bar girls to claim that they have only one child, when they in fact have two or three. If you decide to visit her family, she might tell you the other children are her nieces or nephews. By the time you find out she actually has two or more, you're already in love with her and less likely to walk away.

5. "I'm pregnant!"

This is a very common lie and scenario that constantly gets played out in Pattaya. The condom ripped or bust, and now just a couple of weeks later you're getting a call telling you that you're going to be a father. Many guys are fooled by this, they will return back to Thailand and spend more time (and money) with the woman they think is carrying their child. Don't be fooled, this is a very common tactic used by bar girls in Thailand to force men into committing to them. 

We are experts at finding the truth for our clients and investigating Pattaya bar girls. We can find out very quickly if you're being fed lies. Our rates are highly competitive and we offer free quotes for all work. Get in touch with us today explaining your situation and we'll let you know how we can help.