Locate Search (Basic Skip Trace)
The most common request we get is for a locate search—sometimes called a “skip trace.” This investigation seeks the most basic information about a person or a business, i.e., a known and confirmed address. In our highly-mobile society, it is a daily occurrence for people and business entities to move from city to city, state to state, even from country to country. And some people or business entities, seeking to avoid financial obligations, deliberately try to remain “under the radar,” and live or do business day to day without a determinable physical address.
This kind of investigation depends most of all on quality information from the client. A full name, birth name, middle name, Social Security Number or business FEIN, past addresses, employers—these are all elements of a successful locate search. Since we are trying to fill in the one big hole in an individual’s or business profile—a physical location and address—we need as much information as we can get. Our client is usually the best source for this backup information. As we sometimes have to advise our clients—the information we can access depends on the information we are provided. Thus, when ordering a locate search, give us as MUCH information about the subject as you possibly can.
Search for a plaintiff, defendant, witness, debtor, business entity, heir, friend, relative, or employee.