What is Skip Tracing?
Skip tracing in Louisiana is performed for a plethora of reasons. Bounty hunters may be trying to locate someone who has skipped bail, or a creditor may be searching for a debtor in order to send him or her bills and letters of collection. Scott, as a process server, only uses his skip-tracing training and expertise to locate those upon which he has been asked to serve process.
What Steps are Involved in Louisiana Skip Tracing?
Then, he or she fishes through public records databases, such as criminal records, courthouse filings and judgments, credit reports, public tax records, and vehicle registration and driver’s license records on file with the DMV. There are even more private records to scour, such as loan, credit card, and employment applications, utility bills, phone number databases, supermarket loyalty cards, and even air travel records. Each of these are attached to residential addresses and following each lead will eventually enable a skip tracer to find nearly anyone.
For those that are living off the proverbial grid, this can become a much more difficult ordeal. Written records are hard to find with regard to those that do not work, own or rent property, or drive motor vehicles. In these scenarios, a skip tracer will contact known relatives, current or past friends, or associates such as former co-workers, landlords, roommates, neighbors, or significant others. They may even employ surveillance techniques to track a subject back to his or her current residence.
Fortunately, the internet and, more specifically, social media, have become prominent and this aids the skip tracer greatly. Even if the tracker cannot find a definite address, he or she can determine if an account has been used lately quite easily. If it has, it can be used as a recent window into a subject’s closest confidants and an approximate residential location (usually a city and state from which to start from).
What is the Benefit of Hiring a Process Server that Performs Skip Tracing?
Please note that Baton Rouge Process Servers ONLY employs skip tracing techniques as a component of serving process on a hard-to-trace defendant or witness. That said, Scott has the same skill set as those that perform skip traces for other reasons, and he can and will locate anyone for an upcharge on your chosen process-serving package. Call us at 337-254-8169 to learn more about what we do and how we can help you today.