If you’re uncertain about an individual’s current location and need to have legal documents served or would like to collect unpaid debt, you should have them traced. Serve Index LLC’s skip tracers in NYC can locate individuals anywhere in New York’s five boroughs. Our skip tracing services are available to legal professionals, law offices, corporations, and civilians.
Skip Tracing Services
Skip tracing is a highly effective method of locating individuals whose current location is unknown. These may be individuals who have “skipped town” to evade being served or having debt collected. Or they may have left their known residence due to unavoidable circumstances (eviction etc.).
With little information about where they’re currently residing, and to serve them or collect debt, companies and individuals turn to skip tracers.
How Accurate Is Skip Tracing at Locating Individuals?
Skip tracing can be very accurate if you’ve hired reputable professionals. As a New York City based agency, we’ve assisted several firms and individuals track evasive individuals in a matter of hours.
That’s because, with the amount of personally identifying information collected on individuals it is impossible for anyone to truly conceal their whereabouts. All we must do as professional skip tracers is access this information and then verify it.
The Skip Tracing Process
As part of our Debt Collection services, Serve Index LLC helps you locate hard-to-find individuals through our skip tracing process. Our process servers perform skip tracing with the following steps:
Step 1: Verifying Debtor Information
Verifying the client’s information regarding the debtor is an important initial step to skip tracing.
The information includes the borrower’s name, address, telephone number, place of employment, and any references provided with the application for credit.
Step 2: Data Collection
The skip tracer collects as much information about the debtor as possible and familiarizes themselves with the subject. They use public resources such as:
- Job Applications
- Loan Applications
- Utility Bills
- Credit Reports
- Public Records Databases
- Courthouse Records
- Criminal Background Checks
Step 3: Contacting Debtor’s Friends and Relatives
The skip tracer will contact the debtor’s acquaintances if collecting data does not produce any helpful information. This includes neighbors, friends, relatives, coworkers, and landlords.
Over the past decade, the amount of resources available to skip tracers has risen exponentially.
A skip tracer’s job was much more challenging before the Internet and social media usage became widespread. They had to travel to a location, speak to a debtor’s acquaintance, call references, and spend hours upon hours going through public records at the library.
Thankfully, there is now a massive amount of data available online. Because of this, skip tracers can often find a debtor within a relatively short period of time. However, it largely depends on how much information is available. It can take anywhere from four hours to ten days.
How Are You Able to Find an Individual’s Precise Location?
We have far greater resources at our disposal than most agencies and firms, which makes tracking relatively easy.
However, to make the process simpler for our clients we rely on the information they’ll give us to start the search. We’ll then scan a multitude of databases (both publicly available and proprietary databases) to find out where your “skip” is currently residing.
After we’ve gathered information about their recent whereabouts, we’re able to track them and verify their primary residence. Once having verified their location, we’ll supply you with the information.
How Long Does It Take?
Skip tracing is a relatively quick process. As soon as we’ve received the information, we need to start our search, we’re able to get precise data in a matter of minutes. From there, we’ll proceed to verify this information.
Why Choose Serve Index?
Our New York skip tracers have trained in locating hard-to-find individuals — people who don’t want to be found or move without notice — and use all legal means at their disposal to trace their whereabouts. We access national databases, both proprietary and available to the public. We also verify addresses with the post office and the DMV. What information these common sources lack, skip tracing service makes up for by scouring social media and other sources on the Internet.
Serve Index LLC’s skip tracers are relentless at finding people while abiding by the laws for skip tracing, process of service, and debt collection. Our skip tracing service in NYC will spare you from counter complaints like incorrect service or aggressive collection.
Hire Experienced Investigators to Trace Your “Skip”
You shouldn’t hire novice and questionable investigators to trace individuals. Many of these so-called professionals don’t have access to the necessary databases to complete a successful search. If you need to locate someone quickly and efficiently, you should be contacting us – we’re an accomplished agency based in New York City.