SOURCE: Philippine PI

Philippine PI

June 22, 2011 12:51 ET

Philippines Private Detectives Added to Philippine PI™

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Philippine PI™, a professional background check and private investigation firm based in the U.S. specializing in discreet investigation services in Southeast Asia and the Philippines, announced today the addition to its team of existing Philippines private detectives in Manila and Cebu. The firm continues to expand its operations in the Philippines and neighboring Asian countries. The addition of professional field investigators to the existing team comes after 4 years of growth since the firm's inception in January 2007.

Despite a global recession and depressed economic activity, business demand for verification services remains high. The company expects to add three new field investigators to the Philippines by October 2011. Clients from the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia continue to rely on Philippine PI for discreet due diligence and background checks prior to entering into business deals, due to the high risk of fraud and scams in the Philippines. Additionally, risk for romance scams and relationship fraud from online dating and social networking has increased, and more clients are turning to the company to minimize that risk. Management expects dating background checks, pre-marital checks and surveillance, due diligence and Philippines background checks to remain in demand.

"We continue to see a significant inflow of clients who are seeking more professional services," said William J. Carter, Vice President of Private Investigations. "While there are a seemingly large number of Philippines private investigation services, the options for professional services are quite limited." Untrained persons and websites claiming to be investigators is an ongoing problem, and the U.S. Embassy receives regular complaints regarding investigator scams and reports of incompetence. Management's strategy of hiring qualified detectives from the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) and AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) is paying off.

Philippine PI™ is U.S. owned and managed. The company is verified by Truste, McAfee and the U.S. Better Business Bureau. By focusing on expert investigators and client service, management expects to further increase market share, and achieve a 25% growth rate for 2011.

About Philippine PI™

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