Skip Tracing


Skip Tracing services for Debt Collection

What is skip tracing in debt collection?
In simple terms, skip tracing (skiptracing) is the process of finding someone who has “skipped” town or departed, sometimes in a hurry, leaving minimal clues behind as to their new location. The person being located is the “person of interest” (POI) who prefers not to be found. This is common in debt collection when the contact information on an account is no longer valid.

To “trace the skip” to a new location is basically an investigative technique that finds skips (people who have skipped out on their financial obligations). It is also sometimes called “debtor recovery”.

Skip tracing is important in the rapid recovery of your assets and some consider professional skip tracing to be an art. Our collection staff is professionally trained and have access to the most successful tools today for effectively locating missing debtors. We use high-powered technology in conjunction with good, old-fashioned investigative skills to track down your missing debtors.
These cases require a lot of research and, depending on the case, a moderate amount of legwork. As a recovery firm, we spend a large amount of time locating missing debtors so we can begin effective debt recovery solutions.

Please note: In compliance with the Australian law, no information is given to outside parties other than that we are attempting to locate the consumer.

We respect the privacy of every individual and we only obtain information which is allowable by law and operate within the scope of legal investigation regulations. We maintain our procedures in line with current industry regulations and adhere strictly to their guidelines.

Debt recovery resources include:

  • Local government records
  • Mortgage records
  • Lender/lein holder records
  • Phone number databases
  • Credit reports (including information provided on a loan application, credit card application, and in other debt collector databases)
  • Job application information
  • Criminal background checks
  • Utility bills (electricity, gas, water, sewage, phone, Internet, and cable)
  • Drivers License / Passport
  • Disability and public tax information.

Additional services

Payment Agreement and Notices

An effective Final Notice or Overdue Account Letter is an essential component of every business’ Debtor Management Procedure.

Consulting Services

Every business has a right to be paid in a timely manner. The need an effective credit and collection policy which can make the difference between being paid and not being paid.

Credit Management

By using our experienced and tenured experts in executive level billing, improvements on long billing cycles by enacting an auto-billing and contact system.

Debtor Management

A good Debtor Management Procedure should be simple to understand and followed strictly by staff.

Debt Recovery

WeCommunicate personally handles all large claims. We have 20 years of business and negotiation experience, closing over $500 million of transactions all over Australia.