Private investigators in Hua Hin

September 28, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

If you require a private investigator in Hua Hin then we can help. We have been working in the Hua Hin area of Thailand for over 20 years and are experienced in all form of private investigations, including infidelity (cheating partner) investigations, finding people in Hua Hin (missing people investigations), corporate due diligence, background checks, and more.

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Whatever your need to start an investigation, feel free to get in touch with us for a free quote. All contact with us is strictly private and confidential.

Local detectives in Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a popular coastal resort on the Gulf of Thailand. Once a quiet fishing village, Hua Hin now caters to tourists and expats alike with a wide range of adult entertainment venues, including beer bars, girly bars, a go-go bars, discos, massage parlours, night clubs, gentleman’s clubs and more. Much of our work involves such venues; we can help to investigate foreign men that are visiting Hua Hin, we can also investigate Thai ladies and bar girls as part of our infidelity investigation services.

Whereas other agencies may send surveillance teams to Hua Hin from Bangkok or elsewhere in Thailand, we believe that local experience and knowledge are key in our line of work, which is why we rely on local agents that have been based in Hua Hin for a number of years. We feel that this gives us a tactical advantage that can only help us during investigations and secure our clients the highest likelihoods of success.

Choosing to hire a private detective

For some people, choosing to hire a private detective can be a tough decision. We are on hand to answer any questions that you might have before, during and after the investigation and are able to provide you with real time updates through instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp. Clients that have engaged us and received evidence of their partner committing acts of infidelity, are typically very glad to have instructed us to start an investigation on their behalf. Images which show a husband or wife committing acts of infidelity can be used in subsequent divorce proceedings.

For other clients the results of an investigation will bring peace of mind that their partner is not committing acts of infidelity/adultery.

We are also able to investigate businesses in Hua Hin as part of our corporate intelligence and due diligence services.

Information we will need

The more information that we receive prior to a surveillance investigation starting the better. For our surveillance service we will need information such as: Photos of the subject (where available), a description of the subject, details about any vehicles used by the subject (where known), or their preferred mode of transport, their address, any address the subject is likely to visit, information about any distinctive features (tattoos, piercings, or dyed hair for example). Small details can help us to confirm the identity of a subject quickly and efficiently.

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We offer free quotes for all work. Please feel free to get in touch with one of our experienced team members and let us know that you require our services in Hua Hin, we will do our best to help and we provide free, no pressure quotations for all work.

Please rest assured that all contact with our agency is strictly private and confidential.


Private investigators on Koh Chang

September 27, 2020 - Reading time: 4 minutes

If you require a private investigator on Koh Chang then we can help. We have been completing private investigations on Koh Chang for over 20 years and are able to help our clients with a wide range of different services... Including our surveillance services, missing people searches, business due diligence, and more.

Koh Chang is one of the largest islands in the gulf of Thailand. Koh Chang is popular for its nightlife scene and the island contains many beer bars, “girly bars”, gentleman’s clubs, a go-go bars, discos, night clubs, and more. For many visitors to the island the temptations of the sex industry can prove irresistible. We have seen many cases where people find themselves thousands of miles away from their partners and decide to indulge themselves in Thailand’s famous night life scene. Whilst many people might never commit acts of infidelity while living with their partners at home; often people visiting Thailand can find themselves far removed from their partner and their relationship. As an agency we have seen this happening countless times over the years. Our aim is to capture high quality images that can be used as undeniable evidence that infidelity has taken place.

The amount of time needed to gather evidence of infidelity varies depending on the circumstances in each case. Our job is to accept instructions from our clients; we can work conduct surveillance for as long (or as little!) as needed.

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Please feel free to contact us for a free quote. All contact with us is private and confidential.

While we focus on infidelity related investigations, we aim to help our corporate clients with investigative services for businesses.

Hiring a private investigator

We recognise that choosing to hire a private investigator can be a difficult decision for some of our clients. However, when infidelity is found and documented by us, our clients seldom regret choosing to start an investigation. Evidence of infidelity is often used in subsequent divorce proceedings. We aim to keep our clients informed through every step of the process, often providing live updates through WhatsApp, Telegram, or other instant messaging applications.

In other cases our clients may not wish to be burdened with live surveillance updates, and in this case we can simply work and provide a written reports detailing the events which unfolded during surveillance, with any images that were gathered included along with our report, delivered via e-mail. Please let us know if you would like to receive live updates, or an investigation report when getting in touch with us.

Accepting the results of an investigation

For many of our clients it can be difficult to deal with the results of an investigation. In many cases the subject of the investigation will be caught committing acts of infidelity; these acts of infidelity are often witnessed by us over several days or weeks, and can often involve multiple different partners, especially if the subject is involved with the sex industry. Some of our clients can find it shocking to be confronted with the truth about their partner’s activities on Koh Chang. We believe that it’s better to be aware of, and understand, your partner’s activities in Thailand. The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases when it comes to the sex industry is something that you should be aware of if your partner is witnessed committing acts of infidelity.

How to proceed

Please feel free to get in touch with us and we will offer you a free quote. Please remember to include any information that could help us to understand your requirements when getting in touch with us; we will need to know the location where you require us to work and any details relating to the subject, their movements, mode of transportation, etcetera.

Please be assured that all contact with us is private and confidential. We will endeavour to handle your case discreetly and in total confidence.


Private investigators on Koh Samui

September 26, 2020 - Reading time: 4 minutes

If you require the services of a private investigator on Koh Samui then we can help. Our agency has been successfully completing assignments on Koh Samui for over 20 years.

Koh Samui, also known as Samui Island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand and is a Thailand’s second largest island. The island is known as a popular destination for tourists with many hotels, bars, clubs, and entertainment catering to foreign visitors. Often is the case that foreign visitors will be suspected of engaging in acts of infidelity at some of the numerous different adult entertainment venues on the island. If you suspect that your partner might be cheating on you, we can help to check if this is the case and gather evidence (photos/video).

Our experienced and local agents are able to help with a wide range of different issues, however we aim to focus on infidelity (cheating husband/wife) investigations on Koh Samui.

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Please feel free to contact us for a free, no obligation quote.

Local experience and knowledge

We believe that local knowledge and experience makes all the difference when conducting investigations in Thailand, and this could not be more true when it comes to monitoring and surveilling people on Koh Samui. Whereas other companies have been known to send surveillance teams to the island from Bangkok or other areas of Thailand, our agents are already based on Koh Samui and in most cases have resided on the island for decades. If you suspect that your partner might be cheating on you in Koh Samui then we can help to gather evidence of their infidelity in the form of photos/videos. Our aim is to remain in the shadows and gather images of your partner’s activity without them ever being aware that an investigator is watching them. Please feel free to contact one of our experienced team members for a free quote. Please mention to us that you require our services on Koh Samui when getting in touch with us and we will do our best to help.

Hiring a private investigator

We recognize that many of our clients may not have hired detective agencies before. We aim to respond to all queries as swiftly as possible and will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have before, during and after the duration of your case. We believe that communication is key and will aim to be in regular contact with you whilst conducting surveillance on your behalf, keeping you up to date with our progress as we complete each day of surveillance for you. We are able to provide you with live updates so that you know exactly what is going on at all stages in the investigation. Once we have collected satisfactory evidence for you then you may choose to discontinue surveillance. The amount of time needed to gather high quality images showing infidelity can vary massively from case to case… Often is the case that our clients will continue until they have collected numerous photos and documented their partner’s infidelity over the course of several days. Whatever the case, we will aim to work with you and do our best to conclude the investigation to your satisfaction.

More information

If you require more information on our services and how we might be able to help you then please feel free to get in touch with us. Please note that we will usually require all details related to the assignment, such as locations where the subject resides and is likely to frequent, details about any vehicles used by the subject (or their preferred mode of transportation), photos of the subject, and any other details which could help us (for example, description/photos of any clothes that are worn by them, hotel room numbers, etc). As a general rule, the more information that is provided to use the better; however we will endeavour to work with whatever information is available to us in each respective case.

We offer free, no pressure quotes for all work. Please feel free to get in touch with us and see how we are able to help in your case.


Husband cheating in Thailand

May 4, 2020 - Reading time: 6 minutes

Is your husband cheating on you in Thailand? As a leading detective agency, we have seen literally hundreds of foreign men commit acts of infidelity during their visits to Thailand. These men come from all different ages and walks of life.

However, don’t just take our word for it. We have found many posts online with woman complaining about their partners’ infidelity during trips to Thailand: Husbands cheating in Thailand

As is seen in these posts, men that pay for sex in Thailand don’t seem to fit any one stereotype. We have caught men ranging in age from their early twenties up to men in their eighties, and everything in-between.

We have seen men that claim to be visiting Thailand for business engage in the sex industry, however they more often visit for vacations or ‘holidays in the sun’. Some men visiting Thailand will use excuses such as “I’m just visiting Thailand to play golf!” or “I’m just going to scuba dive”… These alibis often work, especially if their wife or girlfriend has never visited the red light districts in Thailand and doesn’t understand the prevalence of the sex industry here.

Where do men pay for sex in Thailand?

Men can pay for sex in many different places, including venues such as go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors, discos, karaoke bars and gentlemen’s clubs. However, most of the time we catch men soliciting prostitutes in beer bars. Bars seem to the top choice for foreigners looking to pay for sex in Thailand. Women that serve beer at Thai bars are effectively prostitutes… They earn a small salary each month and a percentage every time a customer buys them a drink. When a customer decides to take a lady from the bar, he will pay a fee to the bar itself in exchange for taking their staff, called a ‘bar fine’. In addition to the ‘bar fine’ the customer will also need to agree a payment to the lady herself.

If your boyfriend or husband tells you he is just ‘having an innocent beer at a bar’, realize that he is in the company of prostitutes. He is being served drinks by prostitutes who will usually make light conversation, ask him to purchase drinks, and find out whether he is interested in taking them back to his hotel room. Some bar girls can be persuasive and even aggressive as they seek out customers in order to earn a living. Night clubs are also popular with foreign men visiting Thailand; the clubs tend to be frequented by ‘freelancers’. Freelancers are simply freelance prostitutes that hangout in clubs, bars and sometimes even restaurants that encourage the ladies to work there. Freelancers can also earn a commission on drinks purchased for them, depending on the venue. Of course, in many areas of tourist-geared cities such as Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket, freelancers can also be found loitering on the side of the road where they aim to meet clients

Massage parlors are also very common venues for foreign men to pay for sex while visiting Thailand. Massages are often given in private rooms or behind curtains, with the masseuse having discretion as to the services she decides to offer.

The dangers

Men that pay for sex in Thailand can often become walking health hazards to their partners back home. According to statistics published by Avert.org, Thailand has one of the highest HIV prevalence in Asia and the Pacific… HIV rates are reported to be exceptionally high among female sex workers - as high as 20% in Bangkok. While men that hire prostitutes in Thailand might use condoms, many of these men insist on receiving fellatio without protection, which carries its own dangers. According to research published by the NYPost, sex tourism in Southeast Asia fueling rise of 'super gonorrhea', which is an STI that has developed antibiotic resistant properties, making it difficult to treat. Professor Johnjoe McFadden, a molecular geneticist at Surrey University, has said that “sex workers in popular getaways including Thailand could be fueling a rise in antibiotic-resistant STIs”.

Many women understandably ask their partners to take tests for sexually transmitted diseases on their return from Thailand.

The psychology behind husbands cheating in Thailand

Men that cheat on their partners while in Thailand might not normally do so while in their home countries. In Thailand, thousands of miles from their homes, these men often feel that they can get away with committing infidelity undetected. With the influence of alcohol and sometimes prostitutes that are very eager to earn money, the temptations can prove too difficult to resist for many men.

We have seen numerous cases where small groups of men visit Thailand together. Away from their wives and girlfriends back home, they go on to hire multiple different prostitutes during their visits here. Whether they have agreed a ‘code of silence’ or not, we see this type of behavior very often. Other men that are visiting Thailand as part of a group will solicit prostitutes alone, sneaking out of their hotel rooms while their friends are asleep or splitting off from their groups… However, this type of behavior is rare in our experience.

Prepare for the results

Having operated in Thailand for many years, nothing shocks us anymore. Typically men visiting Thailand that are investigated by us will be seen with numerous different prostitutes during their stays here. We have caught men spending time with women that are much younger than themselves, with ladyboys and sometimes with other men.

If you’re deciding to start an investigation with us then it’s important to consider any potential outcomes and how you might react. We aim to capture high quality images/video which acts as evidence and leaves no doubt in your mind. These images are often used by our clients in their divorce proceedings… If you are intending for us to gather evidence for use in legal proceedings then it’s important to let us know ahead of time so that we’re able to accommodate your request. Other women that have caught their partners cheating in Thailand with our help have decided to change the locks on their property and leave their husband to be greeted by their clothing laying on their front lawn on their return. While we absolutely do not encourage this type of behavior, taking the opportunity to receive legal advice while your husband is out of the country is often a wise move.

We can help

If you suspect that your husband or boyfriend might be cheating on you while in Thailand, we can help. We are experts at providing discreet surveillance and have caught hundreds of men committing infidelity here. Our agency has divisions in Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and we cover virtually the whole country. If you suspect that your partner might be cheating on you during his trip to Thailand then please feel free to get in touch with one of our experienced team members for a free, no pressure quote.


Thai girlfriend background checks

May 2, 2020 - Reading time: 6 minutes

As a leading detective agency based in Thailand, we regularly run Thai girlfriend background checks for our clients. We offer basic and enhanced background checks depending on the needs and requirements of our clients.

Thai girlfriend background checks typically include:

  • Check marital status and marital history
  • Name of any previous husbands and divorces information (where applicable)
  • Property residence checks (check for children or boyfriends living at the subject’s property)
  • Education/employment checks
  • Social media checks
  • Dating/adult website checks
  • Criminal record check/check for arrest warrants

Note: We will NOT hack your partner’s phone or social media accounts as this is against the law, please don’t ask.

All background checks are completed by us with 100% confidentiality and discretion. The subject will never find out that they have been subject to a background check. We offer free quotes for all work. Please feel free to get in touch with one of our experienced team members for more information on our background checks service.

Background check alternatives

Background investigations are useful to check if a Thai girl is married, check her marital history, living circumstances, work history, etcetera. However, running a background check on your Thai girlfriend is not always the best form of investigation, depending on your circumstances and the type of information that you are looking to uncover. If your girlfriend is working at a bar then you might find our decoy service to be more appropriate – as part of our decoy service we can find out if your girlfriend is leaving the bar with customers and whether she tells customers that she has a boyfriend, for example. Decoys can also be used at massage parlors, go-go bars, and many other service industry type occupations.

If you suspect that your Thai girlfriend might be actively involved in another relationship that she is concealing from you then we can investigate through personal surveillance instead, which involves checking the subject’s whereabouts and collecting hard evidence in the form of images/video to show her activity.

Are Thai girlfriends faithful?

We think it’s fair to say that the majority of Thai women are faithful to their partners and do not tend to commit acts of infidelity… However, it’s important to realize that the majority of women in Thailand also cannot speak English fluently and do not form romantic relationships with foreign men. Thai ladies that seek relationships with foreigners are effectively a small subset of the population. There is undoubtably another subset of women in Thailand that are responsible for proliferating romance scams, where their sole aim of a relationship is to extract money from their partners.

Traditionally women that are responsible for romance scams tend to have occupations in the nightlife scene, such as bar girls, go-go dancers and ladies working in massage parlors. However, over the past several years we have seen a steep increase in more refined Thai women that seek to manipulate their partners by having multiple foreign boyfriends at the same time. We have seen, for example, many Thai women that were attending universities meet their boyfriends through dating apps or websites. As these women are perceived to be more respectable than ‘working girls’, they often find it easier to form serious romantic relationships with foreigners; who in turn have a false sense of security that their girlfriend really is ‘different’. University students and Thai women that are working “normal jobs” have the potential to work this scam much easier than women you might find in the nightlife industry.

All ladies are different and it’s very difficult to predict whether or not your partner is likely to be faithful based on advice or information found online. If you have read the horror stories and are having suspicions about your Thai girlfriend, we can investigate her and uncover the truth in your case.

Why do Thai women cheat on their partners?

If we’re discussing relationships between Thai ladies and foreigners, then we think it’s fair to say that the main motivation for infidelity in these relationships tends to be money. It is not secret that some unscrupulous Thai ladies make a living out of being in relationships with foreigners… The goal for many of these women is to have several boyfriends at the same time – some men might send the lady an allowance every month while others only help out if the lady is having financial problems.

Women that have been exposed to the nightlife scene for prolonged periods tend to develop a strange morality where they no longer feel guilt for cheating on their partners. We have seen many ladies that appear to enjoy working as escorts and spending time with new men. If your girlfriend is living in a city such as Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket, then it’s easy for her to try and hookup with men at bars and nightclubs which encourage freelancers to drink there. We have seen many women that work respectable jobs in the daytime head out in the evenings to such places. For many ladies this is a lifestyle that they really seem to enjoy.

Check your Thai girlfriend

We recognize that taking the decision to check your Thai girlfriend can be difficult. Our goal is to help provide you with peace of mind and the confidence to proceed with significant life decisions. If we are not able to give you peace of mind then we will have the unfortunate task of delivering the truth in your situation and evidence of infidelity. It often makes sense to perform these checks before you begin the costly process of applying for a spousal visa for your partner or as pre-marital checks before committing yourself into a serious relationship. Our goal is always to analyze our client’s situation and offer the best and most cost-effective solution in each case.

Accepting the results

For many of our clients taking the step to hire us proved to be a very wise decision which allowed them to save vast sums of money and heartache in the long run. It’s important to prepare for the results of your investigation, to consider all potential outcomes and how you might react to them. Whilst we always try to offer our clients the support and advice, for some people the truth can be a hard pill to swallow, especially if the investigation leads us to taking photos/videos of their partner with other men.

Thailand, Thai women, and Thai culture are all very different to the Western world. Due to the prevalence of romance scams it usually makes sense to run a Thai girlfriend background check when you’re getting to know a Thai woman, no matter how you met each other or the stage of your relationship. Please feel free to contact us and see what we can do to help in your case.


5 things I hate about my Thai girlfriend

April 19, 2020 - Reading time: 4 minutes

There are tons of articles with people telling you ‘things I love about my Thai girlfriend’; however it seems that not many guys are brave enough to describe the other side of the coin. In this article I’m going to explain some things that I hate about my Thai girlfriend, while I’m sure that not every one of these points applies to all Thai women, I think that many guys will be able to relate with some of these observations made here.

Disclaimer: This article was contributed to our blog by our friend Danny G. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of Pattaya Private Investigators.

5 things I hate about my Thai girlfriend

  1. She is not financially independent
    Some Thai women earn a lot of money. Heck, many Thai ladies probably earn more money every month than I do. Sadly my girlfriend is not one of them. My girlfriend dropped out of high school and will never be able to earn much more than the minimum wage in Thailand unless she either goes back to university and completes a degree or starts her own business. Neither of these options will be possible without support coming from my back pocket.
  2. Her English isn’t good
    Again, there are many Thai women that speak excellent English - my girlfriend isn’t one of them. She speaks broken English and sometimes I can find it hard to understand what she is saying, especially if we’re talking about something complicated or involving emotions. We often resort to using Google translate on our phones so that we’re able to understand each other. If I tell her something that she doesn’t understand she will usually laugh or say “yes”, which is fine for light conversation but can (and has) create serious misunderstandings.
  3. Her family always come first
    My girlfriend’s family always comes first. I’m not sure if all women carry the financial burden for their parents their entire lives but with my partner this does seem to be the case. Whatever financial woe or problem her parents have is passed directly onto her, and if she can’t help then the buck ultimately stops with me. My girlfriend’s commitments to her family are not only financial… If there is ever any type of issue back in the village (specifically if there is ever a funeral) then she will want to jump on the first plane back there. From what I’ve seen and experienced, it seems like Thai women are never completely independent from their parents.
  4. ‘Saving face’ can be a nightmare
    The topic of ‘saving face’ is definitely something that you should look into in depth if you are starting to become involved with a Thai woman. There are many points to consider and this whole concept can be hard to get your head around if you’re coming from a Western background. In summary, ‘saving face’, at least for myself, means that my girlfriend will never back down in an argument. Even if she is clearly in the wrong, she will never back down or admit defeat. Instead of getting worked up and into endless arguments, it’s important to offer a ‘way out’ for your girlfriend, a compromise that allows her to back down without admitting she is in the wrong… If you can’t master this technique then the argument will never stop, because Thai people never want to lose face.
  5. She can’t cope with life in Europe
    My girlfriend constantly talks about moving to Europe. She wants to work menial jobs in Europe and save up money. This is surely a dream for many Thai ladies. I took her back to the UK for a 3 month holiday, and during her time there was some definite issues which popped up. The first being food. Whereas many foreigners are able to live in Thailand and eat Thai food, my girlfriend cannot eat English food, it’s too bland for her. I ended up spending a lot of money ordering Thai takeaway food for her most nights and driving the other side of the country to find oriental supermarkets for ingredients so that she could cook Thai food. For this and many other reasons she could not adjust to life in the UK.

Check your Thai girlfriend

Due to the prevalence of romance scams in Thailand it often makes sense to perform due diligence on your partner. We can help by running Thai girlfriend background checks and also through conventional investigations such as our decoy service or through personal surveillance. Please feel free to contact one of our experienced team members for a free quote.