Why Conduct a Thailand Scam Investigation?
Have you been a victim of internet, business, or other Thailand scams?Scammers and fraudsters are widespread in Thailand. The most effective way to avoid or deal with scams in Thailand is to hire a private investigator. Zele Investigators Thailand offers a wide range of private investigation services, specializing in relationship and business fraud investigation.
If you suspect that someone is cheating you or a possible online business transaction is suspect, then contact us to help get the truth. Let Zele confirm before you invest any of your time, money, well-being or emotions. Above all, Thailand remains a high risk country for scams, relationship fraud, romance scams, and internet purchasing scams.
Our Thailand Scam Investigation service provides the means to identify and locate any Thai scammer. After that, we verify the fraud or scam, which allows steps to be taken to prosecute and help recover your funds. Furthermore, the token private detective cost is minimal, however in the end may save you considerable time and heartache.
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Types of Thailand Scams and Fraud
Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media by pretending to be prospective companions. They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact. These scams are also known as ‘catfishing’.
Scammers typically create fake online profiles designed to lure you in. They may use a fictional name, or falsely take on the identities of real, trusted people such as government personnel, aid workers or professionals working abroad.
Dating and romance scammers will express strong emotions for you in a relatively short period of time, and will suggest you move the relationship away from the website to a more private channel, such as phone, email or instant messaging. They often claim to be from a western country, but travelling or working overseas.
Thailand Scam Dangers
Sometimes the scammer will send you valuable items such as laptop computers and mobile phones, and ask you to resend them somewhere. They will invent some reason why they need you to send the goods but this is just a way for them to cover up their criminal activity. Alternatively they may ask you to buy the goods yourself and send them somewhere. You might even be asked to accept money into your bank account and then transfer it to someone else.
Warning – the above scenarios are very likely to be forms of money laundering which is a criminal offence. Never agree to transfer money for someone else.
Sometimes the scammer will tell you about a large amount of money or gold they need to transfer out of their country, and offer you a share of it. They will tell you they need your money to cover administrative fees or taxes.
Dating and romance scammers can also pose a risk to your personal safety as they are often part of international criminal networks. Scammers may attempt to lure their victims overseas, putting you in dangerous situations that can have tragic consequences.
Regardless of how you are scammed, you could end up losing a lot of money. Online dating and romance scams cheat people out of millions every year. The money you send to scammers is almost always impossible to recover and, in addition, you may feel long-lasting emotional betrayal at the hands of someone you thought loved you.
What Do Scammers Typically Do?
Scammers will go to great lengths to gain your interest and trust, such as showering you with loving words, sharing ‘personal information’ and even sending you gifts. They may take months to build what may feel like the romance of a lifetime and may even pretend to book flights to visit you, but never actually come.
Once they have gained your trust and your defences are down, they will ask you for money, gifts or your banking/credit card details. They may also ask you to send pictures or videos of yourself, possibly of an intimate nature.
Often the scammer will pretend to need the money for some sort of personal emergency. For example, they may claim to have a severely ill family member who requires immediate medical attention such as an expensive operation, or they may claim financial hardship due to an unfortunate run of bad luck such as a failed business or mugging in the street. The scammer may also claim they want to travel to visit you, but cannot afford it unless you are able to lend them money to cover flights or other travel expenses.
Types of Thai Scams
Thai scams, online dating scams, infidelity, business, consumer, and marriage fraud remain at very high levels in Thailand. Especially in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. The most common types of fraud are:
- Identity fraud
- Online dating scams
- Advance fee fraud
- Visa fee fraud
- Visa fraud
- Dating fraud
- Marriage-bride scams
- Plus many more!
We recommend that any relationship and business transactions should be verified with a reliable Zele Thailand private investigator before proceeding with any monetary transactions or other relationships.
What We Can Do For You
In addition, we provide daily summary reports and real-time alerts, as well as a final report, pictures and video within 24 hours of completion. For more information about Zele Investigators Thailand, please check our client testimonials.