Locate Individuals Anywhere With Pro Legal Skip Tracers
Whether intentional or not, sometimes individuals who need to be served slip under the radar. When a process server has tried locating a person at what was thought to be a known address with no success, the next step is to perform a skip trace to locate their new home address or place of employment.
Pro Legal Support Services offers skip tracing whenever an individual can’t be found, including for subpoena serving, collections, small claims, divorce papers, and more. Our tracers work quickly and within the boundaries of the law so your case can move forward with no risk of being jeopardized.
What Is a Skip Trace?
A skip trace is the process of locating a person's whereabouts. When someone "skips town" or moves without leaving a forwarding address, it can be challenging to find them. This term is often used in the context of service of process, debt collection, bounty hunting, or investigative work.
How Does Pro Legal Perform Skip Tracing?
Our skip tracers use various methods and tools to track down individuals. Our focus is using multiple permissible use information databases governed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) that store, cross-check, and sort by date any information related to the subject found, like address history, personal property, and more.
Skip tracing also involves searching public records, social media, and other sources of information. Our goal is to gather enough information to locate the person and contact them for legal or legitimate reasons, whether in town or out of state.
What Type of Information Is Searched When Running a Skip Trace?
Skip tracing is primarily done by accessing permissible use information databases governed by the GLBA and DPPA. These databases store information pertaining to the individual that includes but is not limited to their:
- Address history
- Credit report address information
- Personal property records
- DMV history
- Motor vehicle records
- Telephone records
- Reverse phone number
- Social media
- Professional licenses
- Forwarding mail search
- Uniform commercial code search
It's important to note that skip tracing must be conducted within the bounds of the law, and privacy regulations must be respected. Unauthorized or illegal methods of obtaining information can lead to legal consequences.