Skip tracking refers to a method (tools or techniques) used to find missing persons.
The most common reason a business would use skip tracing is when they need to recover outstanding revenue, such as commercial, consumer or business debts.
So how exactly can skip tracing help you locate someone?
Most people would probably think that you only need to use Google (or another search engine) and begin there. You could also start your search with telephone books, business directories, or other online tools.
However, sometimes the information you do find online isn’t accurate. It could be old, outdated, or simply wrong.
Beyond doing a basic search online, skip tracing investigators use a number of techniques and resources to locate missing people, such as:
- public records
- court files
- motor vehicle records
And if some of your former customers or clients aren’t paying you, it could be the case that they’ve moved on and your past due notices aren’t reaching them.
How skip tracing can help you recover lost revenue
When it comes to skip tracing, it’s important to double check all the information you uncover, and then to follow up the data found.
In other words, it’s rarely a simple case or one-time-search that gets the job done.
Additionally, when information is uncovered it is important to search other sources until all leads are exhausted. It takes a skilled skip tracing investigator with enough experience and resources to decipher accurate from inaccurate leads.
If you should need skip tracing services, it’s important to use a national collection agency.
Because the goal is not simply to find the customer (or customers) that owe you money. The next obvious step is to attempt to collect the debt. In order to do that, you’ll need to use a debt collection company that is licensed to work in the state(s) where your customers are not living
Does that make sense?
A qualified company worth hiring would use state-of-the-art technology, combined with partnerships with information providers nationwide, in order to locate your delinquent customers with accuracy and efficiency.
By using skip tracing services effectively you should be able to collect a higher rate of revenue return than not using these services, especially if many of your customers are out of state.
Find a debt collection agency today
To find a national collection agency that can help you recover lost revenue, click the link and get your free collection quotes today.
This way you can save time, money and aggravation by hiring a professional who can help you collect some (or all?) of your outstanding accounts receivable.
After all, you really have two choices:
- you can keep doing what you’re doing (and hope for a different result), or
- you can hire a debt collection agency that can help you collect the money you rightfully deserve.
Either way it’s up to you…