We recently wrote about how skip tracing will get harder in light the U.S. Senate’s proposed vigorous oversight of the data broker and skip tracing industry. Wired.com’s feature on skip tracer Michelle Gomez – Unlimited Recoveries – is a great example that skip tracing is getting harder.
Gomez’s is a story familiar to those in skip tracing industry: finding the seemingly impossible to locate skip using all the tools and connections of the trade. Her story shows that skip tracing is not all about the database. She was hired originally to repo a boat. The man who took it happened to be on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. In tracking her target, she discovered he was using variations of his name making it that much harder to rely only on information in database searches. She found the boat and the man the FBI couldn’t, but it wasn’t easy.
Skip tracers have a special set of skills matched with a competitive drive to locate a skip. Belleslink applauds this spirit. We make the tools for skip tracers who aren’t satisfied until the skip is found.