Zele Investigators Vietnam have seen a dramatic rise in Vietnam dating scams and internet fraud all across Southeast Asia, mostly targeted against foreign nationals from first world developed countries such as in Europe, North America, or Australia, but also against foreign nationals from the Middle East and other parts of Asia.
Vietnam is a country known to have a high degree of fraud and corruption, and actually ranked 107th out of 160 on the NationMaster Government Corruption list, so it is especially important to be careful when conducting business or personal matters over the internet.
We strongly advise consumer customers to have a background check performed for any internet relationship related matters, especially before sending any money or making any travel plans. This normally includes verification of address, marital status, educational and employment credentials, criminal and credit checks and a discrete on-site investigation of the individual.
We also advise for corporate customers to perform due diligence before conducting any business. Alibaba.com, eBay, and others have high incidents of fraud and themselves warn any customers of steps to take before completing any monetary transactions.
Preventing fraud by hiring a professional investigator is prudent as well as cost effective because it may save you much more as well as prevent the aggravation and misery, and is easier than recovering from fraud after it has occurred. Put another way, think of it as well-spent financial and mental health insurance.