Skiptracing also known as debtor and fugitive recovery is the process of locating a person's whereabouts for any number of purposes. A skiptracer 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 (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to "trace" the "skip" to a new location.
Skiptracing is performed by collecting as much information as possible about the subject. The information is then analyzed, reduced, and verified. Sometimes the subject's current whereabouts are in the data, but are obfuscated by the sheer amount of information or disinformation. Often, the job becomes more than mere research since one must often employ methods of social engineering or even when no specific information is returned, public and private databases exist that cross-reference skiptracing information.
At WCCE. our bailiffs have the knowledge, know how and experience to deal with the most challenging skip traces to get your clients located in a timely fashion.