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WHAT is a Skip Tracing?

Skip Tracing refers to the act of finding a person who suddenly “went off the grid” by using collected information to discover and identify their current whereabouts.

The phrase “skip tracing” was derived from the term, “skip town” which means a person cannot be found in their current location and that they must have transferred to another place.

This person is being located or “traced” due to several reasons such as foreclosure action, subpoena, divorce papers, and legal documents required to proceed with a case.

Below is a list of some professionals and firms who have use for Skip Tracing:

  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Missing Children Organizations
  • Collection Agencies
  • Repossession Companies
  • Insurance Fraud Investigators
  • Employment and Tenant Verification Services
  • and a lot more…

Skip Tracing is a process and not a one-off activity.  It involves several steps that are fairly straightforward.


THE PROCEDURE of Skip Tracing

The first step is verifying the information given by the client and correct any wrong information. This also is an opportunity for the skip tracer to know the client more. 

Many skip tracers also call individuals who may have links to the client being traced. The types of Information being collected are personal, historical, and associative to name a few. 

The skip tracer then collects data using the channels indicated below:

  • Credit Reports
  • Public Records Databases
  • Loan Applications
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Job Applications
  • Courthouse Records
  • Utility Bills
  • Phone number databases
  • Credit card applications
  • Courthouse records
  • Department Store Loyalty Cards
  • Air Travel Records
  • Driver’s License/ Vehicle Registration Departments
  • Job Applications
  • Criminal Background Checks 
  • Public Tax Information

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Other options that the skip tracer can check are:

  • Standard Phone Directories: oftentimes, the most basic information is stored and can be collected in the yellow and white pages.  
  • The Internet: internet search can turn up some legitimate results if you have details to work from.
  • Social Networks: in these channels, information can be efficiently collected if you just have the right details which is the email address of the person you are searching for. 
  • Professional networks: there is a perception that only a few people check on professional networks for information.  This means that people are a bit looser in giving their details on this platform.

Looking for a person who does not want to be located is like searching for a needle in the haystack.  It can be time-consuming and frustrating. Let us provide skip tracing services for you.

Let Lower Manhattan Mobile Notary and Apostille  find your guy or girl.

​With our team of smart and hardworking skip tracers armed with the latest technology in data collection and person location, you will in no time be reunited with that guy or girl you have been looking for. 

And let us discuss how we can be of service to you in SKIP TRACING that person you are looking for.


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