The Thai girl pregnancy scam

April 28, 2019 - Reading time: 3 minutes

The pregnancy scam is one of the more sinister scams that can occur in Thailand. It works by spinning a web of deceit and playing on your emotions.

How does the pregnancy scam work? It is really quite simple. You’re spending some romantic time with a Thai bar girl, dancer, or even a ‘non-working’ girl that you met while in Thailand. Maybe the condom breaks or you didn’t use one. You head off back home and think nothing more of it until you get a message which reads "My period is late... I’m pregnant".

Why would a Thai girl lie about being pregnant? Well, any man with a conscience is much less likely to walk away from a woman that could be carrying his child. The lady might demand money to pay for an abortion; but more often they will use the claim of being pregnant to lure the man back to Thailand, or to extract more money from him so that she can stop working around alcohol while pregnant.

There are many different motives that could be behind telling this lie, but the same principle applies each time. It’s an emotional blackmail which gives the Thai woman a sense of security that the man will not walk away from her.

Often ladies involved with this type of scam will have used it on many different men over a number of years. Over time they can hone their abilities and make their claims seem very believable.

It’s very difficult to outsmart a woman that is practiced in these tricks, as they’ve heard and seen it all before. Positive pregnancy tests can be ordered online or obtained from pregnant friends. There are even reports of some ladies allegedly taking drugs which bloat out their stomachs and help to make their foreign boyfriends believe that they’re really pregnant.

By the time the man has found out his lady was lying, he will have spent more time with her and formed an emotional attachment to her which will be hard to break. We have often seen women that claim to be pregnant conveniently miscarry shortly before they're due for an ultrasound examination. Others can be more creative and string out their claims even longer.

Pregnancy is a big deal in Thailand. Unlike in Europe or North America there is very little government welfare available, if you can’t afford to feed and clothe your baby there are few safety nets. With this being the case, it would be unwise for a Thai woman to fall pregnant with a man she barely knows.

If you think that you might be falling victim to this scam then there are things which we can do to help you. We can find out if your girlfriend is cheating on you while you’re out of the country, or try to see if she is continuing to consume alcohol while claiming to be pregnant.

While it’s difficult for us to determine whether or not someone is in fact pregnant, we can find out if they’re lying to you about other things before you make big emotional or financial commitments to them. We are a leading detective agency working across Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. Get in touch with us if you think that you could use our help. We offer free quotes for all work and are glad to offer help and support to our clients.

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Happy Songkran 2019 from PattayaPI

April 4, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Happy Songkran 2019 from PattayaPI

We would like to wish all of our clients new an old a very happy Songkran in 2019. Please be careful on the roads and keep yourselves hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Have a great time and thank you for choosing us.


Read this if your husband is playing golf in Pattaya

March 24, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Husband playing golf in Pattaya?

So your husband is visiting Pattaya for “golf”, what’s the problem? Every man we’ve ever investigated that has told their partner they were visiting Pattaya for golf also came to the city for something different entirely. He might have paid for a very expensive golfing holiday; he might be playing golf every day. But what is he doing in the evening time and the night time? Many are out picking up women to spend the night with.

Thousands of single men come to Pattaya on holiday every year. Pattaya is often described as the largest hub for sexual tourism on planet earth; with an estimated 27,000 active prostitutes the city is known as a place where middle aged men come to pay for sex. Many of these men are single, however many others have wives or girlfriends at home.

Typically men that are visiting Pattaya to meet hookers will pay for at least one different lady to spend the night with them every single day. This is what we have come to expect and it makes our job easier if the man is sleeping with this many women. Some other men that holiday in Thailand will find a lady working in a bar and pay her an agreed price for her to stay with him every day during his holiday, like a paid short term girlfriend.

There are golf courses in and around Pattaya, of course. However Pattaya is most well known as “sin city” with thousands of strip clubs (go-gos), beer bars, discos, and many other places designed for women to hook up with men. Search online for information about Pattaya and it will become imminently obvious what the focus of this city is for thousands of guys. It’s almost like the golf courses were built to give an alibi for their activities.

If your husband is holidaying in Thailand, we can help you. Don’t let your partner run around wild when you’re not on vacation with him. Thousands of men will unleash their inner demons when visiting Thailand safe in the knowledge that their wives or girlfriends back home will never know. We can, and have, changed this for many women.

If we’re able to secure photographic evidence showing that a man is cheating there is effectively nothing he can say or do to dispute this. The camera never lies and excuses often fall on deaf ears as a result.

Get in touch with us for a free quotation and see how we can help you.


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"


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.