Many people have perfected the practice of skipping out on their obligations. Skip Tracers are trained professionals that have perfected the art of finding those people. According to Anderson (1998), skip-tracing is the art of locating individuals and an invaluable part of risk management (debt recovery process). Since information is always changing…the longer one waits to start the hunt, the harder it is in finding the trail that leads to that particular individual.
In fact, historical data has proven that if you can talk with the individual you can collect and of course the opposite is true. Therefore, one of the reasons for First Global Response (FGR) opening a near-shore operation in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was to establish a competitive advantage in skip-tracing and thus, a competitive advantage in recovery rates (monthly income) for our clients.
FGR is deeply invested in skip-tracing and maintains the tools (search engines, professional staff) to locate individuals. FGR’s ability to batch to national data bases is complimented by the ability to manual skip-trace via paid subscriber data bases. Manual skip-tracing permits a more focused approach to locating an individual. For example, locating and acquiring relatives’ pertinent information. Bottom-line, FGR’s skip-tracing service provides a client the maximum effort in location detection.