Scam Investigations


Before you think you’re too smart to fall for an online scammer, think again. The message is simple: if you’re online, you’re vulnerable.

Online Investigations Pty Ltd, your preferred Private Investigator Melbourne, are experienced investigators in a range of scams.

Scams can target anyone – no matter your background, age or income level.  With the increase of individuals carrying out a higher percentage of their daily lives online, so does the potential for them to fall victim to an online scam.

Where the old saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”  was the tried and true method of determining a scam, these days scams do not necessarily have to fall under this saying, rather the scammers simply spend as long as it takes building your trust before initiating the scam.

For individuals who are dating online, we are the leaders in offering tailored background checks and investigations for those wishing to confirm their Date is who they claim to be. Our previous scam investigations have been internationally recognised and provide our clients the ability to make informed decisions about their new relationships.

To view our range of online dating background checks, please visit our CupidScreen website.

To find out how Online Investigations can assist you, contact us now for an obligation free consultation. All inquiries are handled in the strictest of confidence and with the utmost of discretion.

We provide private investigator and detective services Nationally (Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Sydney and other major cities) and Worldwide.

Types of scams include but are not limited to (as identified by Scamwatch):

Unexpected money

Scammers invent convincing and seemingly legitimate reasons to give you false hope about offers of money. There are no get-rich-quick schemes, so always think twice before handing over your details or dollars.

Unexpected winnings

Don’t be lured by a surprise win. These scams try to trick you into giving money upfront or your personal information in order to receive a prize from a lottery or competition that you never entered.

Fake charities

Scammers impersonate genuine charities and ask for donations or contact you claiming to collect money for relief efforts after natural disasters.

Dating & romance

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.

Buying or selling

Scammers prey on consumers and businesses that are buying or selling products and services. Not every transaction is legitimate.

Jobs & investment

If you are looking for a fast way to make money, watch out – scammers have invented all sorts of fake money-making opportunities to prey on your enthusiasm and get hold of your cash.

Attempts to gain your personal information

Scammers use all kinds of sneaky approaches to steal your personal details. Once obtained, they can use your identity to commit fraudulent activities such as using your credit card or opening a bank account.

Threats & extortion

Scammers will use any means possible to steal your identity or your money – including threatening your life or ‘hijacking’ your computer.


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