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Locate a Person Or Debtor

Do you need to find a missing person? Group One Investigations are experts in locating missing individuals, friends, family, and debtors. With the refined application of our craft and use of the most up-to-date technologies in private investigation, we meticulously examine the details and identify the bread crumbs that will lead us to the individual Please read ahead for a detailed insight into how to get the process of locating a missing person started, and the strategies employed in finding a missing person.


Alternatively, you can contact us right away on 1800 181 880 or for a free consultation and have an in depth discussion with one of our investigators about how we can help you.

Why Hire a Private Investigator?

An undisciplined novice won’t have access to the full array of essential skills needed to locate a clever debtor who is intentionally evading detection. Hiring a private investigator to investigate a missing person is the best way to improve your chances of finding an individual, and prevent you from experiencing needless disappointment and heartache, not to mention saving you from expenditure of your time, effort and resources. A Private Investigator is a licensed profession and, as such, an experienced investigator is intimately knowledgeable of the ethical and legal parameters that must be adhered to in the process of an investigation. We have access to, and familiarity with, the idiosyncratic systems of our vocation. This includes industry databases that aren’t available to the public and the know-how to navigate them effectively. Our Director has 20 years of experience in the industry and works collaboratively with the rest of the firm to ensure you are satisfied with the outcome.

Group One Investigations is often hired by a broad range of clients including everyday individuals, corporations, insurance companies, law firms, and more.

Group One Investigations are often hired for location services including, but not limited to:

  • Finding debtors
  • Old friends or lost relatives
  • Former lovers
  • Beneficiaries to estates
  • Important witnesses
  • Individuals who need to receive certain documents
  • People who have failed to have paid a business for services rendered
  • Identifying the owner of a phone number/random caller
  • Confirming an identity

What Are the First Steps I Should Take?

If the person of interest is someone who is trying to evade detection, ensure that you do not attempt to investigate the individual yourself before coming to us. Without the necessary training and experience in the field, you may alert them to the fact they’re being investigated and you could lose the possibility of locating them in the future altogether.

Once you have established contact with Group One Investigations, provide the investigator with as much information as you have on the person of interest. A full name, current contact number, and last known address is a great first step but, of course, do try to provide everything you know about the subject. Being as thorough as possible ensures that we have the best head start possible and, ultimately, saves on costs. Of course, don’t stress if you have limited information. We have the proficiency and determination to seek out and uncover the necessary material on the individual. With even only a fragment of information we can often find the most elusive individuals. It is most helpful if during our initial consultation you let your investigator know how current the information you have on the person is.

No two missing persons cases are alike. You might know the person well or not at all. You might have extensive information on the person, or perhaps you only have a name, contact number, or old address. They might be chowing down on takeaway Pad Thai just a suburb away from you, or they could be out and about on the town in Berlin, Germany. We may find them right away or sometimes need more time. Very occasionally, a simple search on the internet will reveal and person’s location. However, you’ve likely sought us out because your own online attempts have been unsuccessful. This is where our training and years of experience are indispensable in this line of work. Group One Investigations is exacting in our examination of detailed and often esoteric records and documents, committing ourselves conscientiously to locating your missing person in a timely, cost-effective manner.

What Techniques Are Used in the Investigation?

Skip Tracing: This is the practice of finding someone who has left town, typically in an attempt to avoid payment for a debt. These people do not wish to be found. Private investigators will first verify what is currently known about the person of interest, according to the information provided by the client, and eliminate any misinformation. We will then accumulate as much information on the subject as possible. Further discernment will often occur to ensure that worthwhile leads hasn’t become obscured by the amount of information or misinformation.

Next, we will proceed to use investigator databases specific to our industry to uncover further details, including contact information, alternative addresses, vehicle information, and more. We will access public records and other forms of information including open source intelligence methods i.e. social media accounts, dating websites, and even deep web research. In the digital age it is much easier to find the person of interest’s friends, family, co-workers, and others who might have crossed paths with the subject. We often employ legal forms of pretence and misperception where necessary when conducting interviews with those close to the subject, who might have otherwise been scarce with details or uninterested in assisting us.

Finally, once the subject has been located, you might want further surveillance to confirm their exact whereabouts, places of interest and patterns of movement, verification of their identity for legal purposes, further evidence of spending or living beyond their means, or simply peace of mind. Of course, if it’s a long lost friend or family member that you’ve fallen out of contact with we can simply put you in touch with them if both of you consent.

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Group One Investigations are available to talk 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Give us a call on 1800 181 880 or email us at to arrange a free consultation. We are capable of operating locally in Melbourne, domestically and internationally, and can organise manpower anywhere in the world with even limited notice.