What is Cybertrace?

With our Head Office in Sydney, NSW Australia, we operate globally, focusing our operations on cyber fraud, cryptocurrency tracing and due diligence operations. We apply innovative technologies to fight global cybercrime and work closely with law enforcement in many regions of the world. Cybertrace Pty Ltd was registered in Australia in 2015. Of note, we are licensed for Private Investigation Services and this licensing is verifiable by visiting our Accreditation page.

In Summary, Cybertrace is an intelligence-led cyber investigations company with a mission to fight global cybercrime and contribute to a safer world using innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Analytics. Cybertrace specialises in cyber fraud investigations relating to Cryptocurrency Enabled and Dependent Crime, Digital Forensics and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Research.

Who’s Behind Cybertrace?

About Dan Halpin, Cybertrace Australia CEO - Online Investigation Services

Dan Halpin – Cybertrace CEO

Our company was founded in 2015 by CEO Dan Halpin, who has a 20+ year career in law enforcement, government intelligence and commercial investigations. Cybertrace was born out of necessity to fill the gap between law enforcement and the private industry and uses innovation and technology to fight global cybercrime, by providing quality online investigation services.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Cryptocurrency Tracing
  • Website Forensics
  • Business Defamation & Extortion
  • Social Media Defamation & Extortion
  • Romance Scams
  • Cyber-Bullying and Online Harassment
  • Brand Protection
  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Background Checks
  • Skip Tracing
  • Importantly, we’re not limited by borders or jurisdictions and we take an intelligent approach to conducting real online investigation. In the investigations space, Cybertrace’s industry knowledge is unparalleled.

    Why Engage a Private Cyber Investigator for Cyber Crime?

    Expert Cyber Online Investigation - Real Investigations for Real People - Based in Australia.

    Although we are seeing more scammers being arrested by the police, Australian authorities are generally too slow to react. In many cases, an arrest is not made for up to one year after the offence took place. During this time, scammers continue to offend and destroy the lives of many other victims. This is where technically skilled private investigators can assist by providing professional service to clients wishing to capture evidence privately, rather than wait for police to investigate. Often, we can help.

    Most police officers are now more willing to cooperate with private investigators as opposed to years gone by. At Cybertrace, we believe that the key to combating cyber crimes is the continued use of public-private collaboration, raising cyber fraud literacy levels for the general public, ongoing education of police officers and private investigators to effectively deal with victims of cyber fraud, and an increased allocation of resources for investigating and prosecuting offenders, in a timely manner.

    Scam Victim Support via Collaboration with Police

    In terms of cyber crime, we have noticed an obvious change in the level of sophistication and victim manipulation over the past 5 years. As with any crime method, the longer it is used, the more refined it becomes. Although law enforcement has generally been slow to adapt to the investigation of cyber crimes, as opposed to traditional crimes, they are now beginning to understand the value of public-private collaboration which assists in most circumstances. We hope this will improve over the coming years.

    More recently, co-operation with the private sector has increased the rate of successful prosecution against scammers.

    So, Should you be the victim of a cyber crime and wish to fund your own evidence collection operation, please contact our private cyber investigators to discuss your case, and we will provide you with a realistic and honest assessment of your case.

    Our Representatives

    Our company is driven by industry experts, with a history in driving industry forward, our representatives understand the needs of individuals and organisations.

    Dan Halpin - Online Investigation Professional - Australia

    Chief Executive Officer

    Professor Alana Maurushat - Australia

    Special Advisor

    Cybertrace Core Values



    Our Cyber-Fraud Executives have been full-time employees of Australian State and Federal governments, and we’ve been security cleared to the highest level. Thus, Our online investigation services reflect this.



    Professionalism isn’t something that can be learnt, it comes from a willingness to not only serve, but a determination to be respectful and to maintain the highest standard.



    Our Executives have proven untainted integrity and insist on the same qualities from our staff and contractors. Truly, Integrity is one of our core values and drives our business decisions.

    Cyber Fraud Investigations Australia

    Our Cyber-Fraud investigators are experts in their field. Our team has been hand-picked and have backgrounds in cybersecurity, law enforcement, online investigation, website analysis and psychology. And thus, we’re proud to consider Cybertrace leading Cyber Fraud Investigators.