The Philippines among the leading nations for internet fraud, romance and dating scams, and infidelity. As a result, surveillance services are in high demand in the country. Clients from developed nations such as Australia, United States, Canada and the U.K. frequently seek out a qualified professional investigator to conduct Philippines surveillance.
Surveillance originates from French, meaning to “watch over” and is an activity in which close observation of a person or institution takes place in order to obtain evidence of a particular situation. Often video and time-date stamp photographs are provided to clients as part of the investigation findings. Surveillance is also often included with background checks and local investigations, and can offer more detail and evidence for clients on the subject’s living situation, relationships, character, family background, neighbors and boyfriends, etc. Discreet surveillance and local investigation where there is a team on the ground can provided valuable proof in legal trials of divorce, business matters, child custody or even adultery, romance scams and more.
Surveillance is most often conducted for infidelity cases, in which one of the persons involved suspects they are being cheated. In the Philippines, it is very common to have foreign relationships for financial gain and locals tend to have a local relationship at the same time, or may even be married or have multiple relationships with foreigners for money. Moreover, when the relationship has started online it is essential that a background check be conducted, and surveillance be used before any money is sent to the Philippines. The risk for scams is very, very high.