Despite the drop in economic activity across Eastern Europe and in Russia, one industry is reporting impressive gains and growth. Russia private investigators are in high demand thanks to an increase in internet scams, online dating scams, advance free fraud and other business fraud. International clients who have business and personal relationships in Russia and the Ukraine are increasingly hiring private investigators to screen for fraud.
Internet scams and fraud is perhaps the single biggest driver which is fueling the demand for Russia and Ukraine private investigators. Western clients are contracting Moscow private detectives more than ever to verify relationships begun on the internet. With more people meeting via the internet on match- making websites and social networking sites, there is an increased risk for scams. And although progress has been made by Russia private investigators and Russia law enforcement, Russia remains a world leader for romance scams and advance fee fraud.
Russia background checks are strongly advised for any individual or business seeking relationships or opportunity in Russia. Due to the high risk of fraud or scams, experts suggest that the risk nearly outweighs the opportunity. For those comfortable knowing the risks and pursuing a romantic relationship online with a Russian, or a small business abroad seeking an investment or business partner in Russia, failing to have a background check or due diligence check can be a costly learning experience.
Industry observers suggest the high level of fraud and scams is largely the result of the poor and desperate economy. When economic conditions improve, hiring conditions and business activity should increase, which will in turn fuel the demand for pre employment screening and due diligence cases. In the meantime, Russia private detectives will stay busy fighting scams.
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© 2010 S. Birch