Should you trust a private investigator that uses Gmail?

March 9, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Way back in 2004 I first heard of the term “Gmail”. Back before the service was made public Google only allowed people to join Gmail through an invite system. At the time Google offered the best and most intuitive email interface and I was eager to use it. Invites for Gmail were actually being sold on eBay at the time. I received an invite and started using Gmail in early 2005 as one of the first users of their new service.

In 2005 I read an article which claimed that Gmail stores deleted emails on their servers (even after you delete them from your “trash” folder). I was shocked by this article and decided to write directly to Google to ask them if this was true; a representative from Google actually replied to my email (try getting an email response from them in 2019!) and to my surprise they confirmed that Gmail does retain emails for an indefinite period even after you’ve permanently deleted them from your trash folder.

More recently it has been discovered that Google scans all of your emails so that they can serve advertisements to you which are relevant to your emails. Have you ever been using Gmail and noticed that the adverts are relevant to something you’re talking about? Talk about Chinese food and you will suddenly find adverts for Chinese food appearing all over your computer. This is because Google scans and checks all emails passing through.

We are a serious investigation company and as such we take your privacy seriously. We use encrypted mail servers which are located in Germany and operated by Tutanota, which is the world’s most secure email service. This ensures that emails sent to us are stored safely and securely. Even if the email system is hacked, all email sent and received by us is protected by a high level of encryption which would prevent attackers from accessing any data.

Can you trust a PI company that uses Gmail? We feel that any PI company which relies on Gmail does not respect their client’s privacy, as private or encrypted mail servers can be purchased and setup easily.

Reference material:
Remember when Google said it would stop reading your email? The Outline
Does "Delete forever" in Gmail really mean it? Zdnet
Tutanota "The world's most secure e-mail service"


Catch a cheating husband in Pattaya

January 31, 2019 - Reading time: 1 minutes

Is your husband visiting Pattaya alone or with a group of friends? Pattaya has been described as the largest sex tourism destination on earth with an estimated 27,000 active prostitutes. Estimates claim that there are between 200,000 and 300,000 prostitutes working in Thailand, which is the major attraction for thousands of forigen men every year. The large amount of prostitutes working in Thailand attracts visits from forigeners looking for sex.

Why does this matter? Men visiting Thailand for sexual tourism purposes often spread sexually transmitted diseases to their partners back home. If your husband or boyfriend is visiting Thailand you should be aware of the type of activity they are involved with.

Party cities such as Pattaya cater to men visiting from abroad and hookers can be found in every corner of the city.

Most of the foriegn men investigated by PattayaPI are found to be cheating on their partners. Evidence gathered by us has been used in divorce proceedings and can serve as undeniable proof that a man has been paying for sex whilst holidaying in the land of smiles.

We have found that many forigen men have one thing on their minds when they arrive in Pattaya and that is sex. If your boyfriend or husband is staying in Pattaya, then get in touch with us. We offer free, no pressure quotes for all work.


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!


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. 


Common lies that Pattaya bar girls tell foreigners

October 9, 2018 - Reading time: 4 minutes

If you are involved with a bar girl that works in Pattaya, lies are something you're (probably) going to encounter over and over. With that in mind, we've written out the most common lies that bar girls in Pattaya tell foreign men...

1. "I don't go with customers, I will call you at the same time every night as proof"

This trick works on 9 out of 10 foreign men. The lady will tell her boyfriend that she will call him at the same time every night when she finishes working in the bar. "She can't be sleeping with customers if she calls me at the same time every night" many men will think. Wrong. Thai bar girls will often insist on making a trip to the 7/11, why? So they can go alone and call their boyfriends. Other times they can go back to their room to collect clothes, whilst there they can video call their boyfriends from the room before leaving again. Some bar girls will even make phone calls from the toilet of their customer's hotel room, or the balcony. Some bar girls even make phone calls to their boyfriend in front of their customers. Other bar girls insist on only short time sessions and therefore returning back to their rooms at the same time every single night. The sad truth is that this lie helps to convinces many men to stay in relationships with bar girls that continue sleeping with other guys. It's not nice and there is potential for the lady to spread diseases to her unaware partner

2. "I don't have a boyfriend"

If you speak to a bar girl in Pattaya and she says that she does not have a boyfriend, don't believe her. A lady working in a bar would never actually 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!

Pattaya bar girl investigations
Learn more about bar girl investigations.

3. "It's my first day or week or month in the bar"

Bar girls aren't dumb. They know what you want to hear and would never admit to working in the bar scene for several 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 or week in the bar, alarm bells should be ringing out very loudly. She's lying.

4. "I don't go with customers"

"I never go with customers" is one of the most common lies you're going to hear when you become involved in a lady that's working at a bar in Pattaya. 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 behavior. 

5. "I don't have children"

Bar girls fully understand that some men are not keen on a lady with one or two children. They will claim not to have any kids. It's also very common for bar girls to claim that they have only one child, when they in fact have two or more. If you decide to visit her family, she might tell you the children are her nieces or nephews. By the time you find out she actually has two or more children, you're already in love with her and less likely to walk away.

6. "You've got me pregnant!"

This is a common lie and scenario that regularly gets played out in Pattaya and Thailand. The condom ripped or you didn't use one and now just a couple of weeks later you're finding out that you're going to be a father. Many guys are tricked by this, they will return back to Thailand and spend more time and money with the lady they think is carrying their child. This is a very common tactic used by bar girls in Thailand to force men into committing to them. If you've got involved with a bar girl, go-go dancer, freelancer, disco singer, or any girl from any scene related to the sex industry, and she claims she's pregnant, you need to question this claim before you believe it.

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.


What is your boyfriend or husband really doing in Pattaya?

September 30, 2018 - Reading time: 2 minutes

If your husband is visiting Pattaya alone or with a group of friends, you need to be very concerned and here's why. 

Pattaya is well known as the largest sex tourism destination on earth and has been described as 'the sleaziest city in the world'. There is an estimated 27,000 active prostitutes in Pattaya, which is roughly one in every five people living in the city. Sex is sold literally everywhere in Pattaya and you can't avoid it. Any foreign man visiting Pattaya is more than likely going to offered sex at some point. Will your partner resist the temptation knowing that you are thousands of miles away...?

Many foreign men will hook up with bar girls. These are ladies serving up beer and liquor in pubs and bars all over the city, but this isn't the main function of their job. They will also leave the bar with any willing customer, with prices as low as $30 US dollars. If your husband is sitting in a beer bar at any point during his stay, he will be speaking with eager bar girls looking to earn money through spending time with foreign men.

But it doesn't just stop there. Sex and sexual services are also on offer at massage parlors, go-go bars, nightclubs and by countless women that loiter beside roads and sidewalks looking for customers.

If you've never visited Pattaya, it can be very hard to describe the anything goes atmosphere, there truly is nowhere like it in the world. You could try watching videos showing Pattaya's tourist areas to get an idea about what goes on. If you're very lucky you might even spot your partner in the act.

We have no doubt over what foreign men are getting up to when they visit Pattaya without their partners, and you shouldn't either.

If your partner is visiting Pattaya, we can help you find out what they're up to. We offer a decoy "honeypot" service as well conventional surveillance. Our rates are very reasonable and we offer free quotes for all work. Send us a message through our website and see how we can help you.