Skip Tracing

August 14, 2014

What is a Skip Trace? Why do you do a Skip Trace? Can anyone do it? Why should I care about if Hawkeye State Process Serve LLC can Skip Trace?

A Skip Trace is: Skip tracing (also skip tracing, or debtor and fugitive recovery[1]) is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. Source

Why do you need a Skip Trace? Between 15% and 30% of the time when we go out to serve a person legal papers that individual is not at the address given. We serve mostly Foreclosure and Collections papers so we may be on the higher side than some process serving agencies, BUT it does happen on ALL types of legal papers. If you can’t locate your Defendant/Respondent or person being issued a Subpoena it can affect your case in a negative fashion.

Can anyone perform as Skip Trace? Yes! Anyone can try but to the average person all that is available is, Social media like, and general Google searches. This by itself is not real effective. There are sources that professional Skip Tracers can get access to with a wealth of information. These sources are places like; LocatePlus, TLOxp, LexisNexis, and others that essentially buy Data that is collected on all of us in this digital age using process called “Data Mining”. This is not a pleasant subject for most to learn about but privacy is not what it once was….

Why should I care about if Hawkeye State Process Serve LLC can Skip Trace? Skip Tracing is more than JUST having access to this type of data. In order to have access you must have a legal reason, prove that you have that, and pass an on-site inspection of your business. This is true for most of the best sources (Hawkeye State Process Serve LLC uses multiple sources which we feel are the best). The person deciphering the data must have the skills and knowledge to understand what is going on. What makes Hawkeye State so effective at this is when we skip we also have a man in the field who is pouring information into the office too. We combine all this information for a better outcome for our customers. Simply put, we find those who most can’t!

Because we are so thorough with our skip traces, which we do for free for our customers, we get the job done and on time! Call us for all your Process Service needs in the State of Iowa, be it Polk, Scott, Linn, Johnson, Woodbury, Pottawattamie, or any of the other 99 counties as we serve them all!