What is Skip Tracing?

Skip Tracing is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. A Skip Tracer is someone who performs this task, which may be the person’s primary occupation. The term “skip” refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression “to skip town”, meaning to depart, leaving minimal clues behind to “trace” the “skip” to a new location.

Skip tracing tactics may be employed by a debt collector, process server, bail bondsman or bail agency enforcer, repossession agent, private investigator, lawyer, police detective, journalist, stalker or by any person attempting to locate a subject whose contact information is not immediately known. Similar techniques have also been utilized by investigators to locate witnesses in criminal trials.

How Is Skip Tracing Used For Reputation Repair?

In today’s world, getting bad reviews online can be devastating. Sometimes reviews are not legitimate, or from a competitor, or ex-boyfriend or girlfriend.. or maybe you just want to find a customer to really resolve a matter.

But you can’t find them, have no idea who wrote the bad review or created the bad press. We can help.

Skip Tracing Example:

Let’s say you believe a competitor is responsible for some bad reviews using fake names online, and you need to find out who it is in order to get the reviews removed and prove that it is in fact a competitor. Using Skip Tracing techniques we can sometimes get to the bottom of it.