Skip Tracing – The definition of the term is the actual process of attempting to locate a persons whereabouts are currently unknown. Stemming from the work (skip), which is actually used to describe the person that had dissapeared in a hurry, has taken off without some much as a trail or notice of their departure. Skipping, or departing from the area in a rush manner, usually means that that person has left behind minimal clues or trail details for anyone, especially the police, investigators or debt collectors, to find. That is where the art of Skip Tracking comes into play.
R C Ranno Investigative Services, CT Private Investigators, obtain from you, the client, as much information as possible, including the obvious general information as well as any mail left behind, information on banking institutions, credit card companies, employers, unions the subject was a member of, stores that the subject shopped and much more. Once obtained, our CT Private Detective will then analyze that information and determine an investigative path that will yield the best results for locating, tracing, the subject in his or her current location. Many times, information that is obtained will actually throw CT Investigators off the path due to records being older than reported or the subject cancelling credit lines and other sources of information before they can be processed. Most times the subject does not know that they are doing it but they end up providing our CT Detectives with, “Disinformation”. Disinformation is information that is intentionally set forth that is known to be incorrect in order to throw an investigator off the correct path. That information has to be ruled out before the correct path can be determined.
Due to that information, our investigators use social networking and engineering to reduce information without compromising the investigation. If the subject knows he or she is being Skip Traced, they will run again. During our investigative process, our CT Private Investigator on your case will, many times, speak with former neighbors, employers, ex-family members or lovers and will interview them about, not only where the subject may currently be residing but what they did when they did reside at their last known address. No piece of information is too small. Our Investigators can finesse information out of people without them suspecting why our investigators are there.
Records that our CT Investigative Specialists can utilize during our investigation includes, telephone records, credit reports, (including information provided on a loan application, credit card application, or several debt collection databases). Our Investigators contact current and former employers of the subject and check criminal records, conduct full background investigations, check for current utility bills in the subject’s name, run social security number searches, check disability records, and public tax information. Our CT Investigators can legally obtain that information and is available due to reasons for which it is collected.