Universal Investigations Agency offers advanced capabilities in locating a person’s whereabouts through a service called “Skip Tracing”. It comes from the saying “skipping” town and is the official term used by investigators to find someone who may not want to be found. Skip Tracing will reveal where that person is currently living. Skip Tracing is a great way for law firms and process servers to find someone they need to appear in court. It’s also useful to banks, finance companies, and debt collection agencies to find people who have moved and owe them money.
Investigations are generally processed through international online resources, including media databases that are fully accessible to our team. Universal Investigations is able to secure solutions at a minimum time frame and to find the last known addresses and phone numbers of the individuals being tracked, whether it be for attorneys seeking to identify a witness for a criminal case, or for civil litigation, as adoption-related matters, childhood friends, runaways, etc…
The more difficult cases, such as open “cold “cases, kidnappings with no resolution, or people that are underground, will take a lot more time and talent, which our investigators possess. There is an old FBI axiom that anyone, even if they intend not to be found, can be located in 6 phone calls. We like to think that we can do so in the same time frame in the majority of our missing-person cases. Most missing person and witness location cases are successfully handled in the first 72 hours.
Skip traces are also essential in the following scenarios: