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Investment scams are the most common scam type and are rapidly growing. Investment types may include Cyptocurrency, Affiliate Marketing, Finex, Binary Options and even Real Estate

Romance Scams

Dating and romance scams are more common than most people realise. They often take place through online dating websites and related apps, however, scammers may also use social media or email to make contact with their victims

email scams

Email fraud and email compromise fraud is the intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual through email. Almost as soon as email became widely used, it began to be used as a means to defraud people


Phishing scammers pretend to be from a legitimate business such a bank, phone or internet service provider. They may contact by email, social media, phone call, or text message and asked to click a link

Are you a victim of cyber fraud?

How we can help

Our Investigators and Intelligence specialists come from both private and government backgrounds. Our investigations are lead by Managing Director, Dan Halpin whose capability is unrivalled in the Australian online private investigation industry. Dan’s background includes; the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation – ASIO (Australia’s domestic spy agency), NSW Police Force, Counter Terrorism Intelligence, Australian Federal Police – AFP Joint Counter Terrorism Team, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, to name a few.

Although our police departments have experience, capability and access to restricted source information, they are simply overwhelmed by the vast number of reports to provide you with the service you deserve. In fact, many police departments around the world actively refer victims to private investigators as they admit police don’t have the resources available to meet demand. However, this scenario can be beneficial to victims. In the case of Cybertrace investigations, we don’t have the same delay in initiating your investigation, and can quickly identify and capture evidence via our extensive international network. Once the evidence and intelligence is gathered for your case, it can be referred back to the police who will likely show more enthusiasm.

We have extensive experience with various police departments in Australia and understand their investigative evidence requirements and processes. Cybertrace Investigators are engaged in full-time online (cyber) investigations and we pride ourselves in being international industry pioneer.

If you are wishing to undertake an assets recovery operation based on the results of our investigation, please review our blog article which details the process. You can access our blog here.

For more information on our online investigation services, please contact us for a free consultation and confidential review of your requirements.

Romance Scams

Cybertrace Australia are leaders in the field of international cyber fraud; including romance or dating scams. We have helped numerous customer with confirming whether they have been scammed, identifying offenders and tracing lost money. Using our custom build investigation tools we can track offenders with the aim of identifying them. Our strong industry network assists us with accessing information within Australia and internationally

email fraud

There are various ways that scammer can use email scams including, phishing for data, bogus offers, requests for help and business email compromise. Regardless of the technique used, we have seen it before and can assist with first confirming a scam has taken place, and then investigating to identify offenders and trace lost money. In this situation, it is imperative to contact us immediately and if possible, don’t let the scammer know you have detected their crime


Hacking occurs when a scammer gains access to your personal information by using technology to break into your computer, mobile device or network. Common ways for hackers to gain access to your systems are: malware, Exploiting security weaknesses. Once hackers have gained access, they will use the information they obtain to commit fraudulent activities, such as identity theft or they could obtain direct access to your banking and credit card details.