Skip Trace Services

Skip trace is the process of locating a person's whereabouts for various purposes. A skip tracer is someone who performs this task. The term "skip" refers to the person being searched for and is derived from the idiomatic expression "to skip town," meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to "trace" the "skip" to a new location.

Skip Tracing

Skip tracing is done by collecting as much information as possible about the subject. The data is then analyzed, reduced, and verified. Obtaining new and correct points of contact is critical. Sometimes, the subject’s current whereabouts are in the data but are obfuscated by the sheer amount of information or disinformation. More often, the data will be used to identify third parties that might be able to assist in the process. This is where the job becomes more than mere research.

Records that “skip-tracers” use may include 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), social security, disability, and public tax information. While some of these records may be publicly available, some cannot be accessed without an appropriate search warrant, which is generally only available to law enforcement.

Even when no specific information is returned, public databases exist that cross-reference skip-tracing information with others; the “skip” may have lived in the past. For instance, if previous records show a “skip” lived in the same house as a third party, the third party may also be “skip trace” to locate the “skip.”


World Compliance has the most comprehensive database, with more than 2.5 million risk entities from over 150 countries that may represent a risk to your organization's finances and reputation. Our solutions identify entities linked to over 67 risk categories, including terrorism, narcotics, money laundering, fraud, collateral crimes, and 1.4 million Politically Exposed Persons (PEP).


Transactional Compliance – Global Sanction List. Aggregation of the most essential sanction lists around the world, e.g. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), European Union (EU), United Nations (UN), Bank of England (BOE), Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Industry, and Security (BIS), etc.

Anti-Corruption Compliance – Global Foreign Officials/PEP List. Profiles of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), their immediate family members, and close associates.

Risk Assessment & Reputation Protection – Global Adverse Media List. Aggregation of information from over 35,000 newspapers and magazines in over 20 languages. Arms dealing, human rights violations, ties to organized crime, etc.

Global Enforcement List – Aggregation of information from over 1200 enforcement lists and court filings worldwide, e.g. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States (US), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), United Kingdom (UK), FSA, German Bafin, Colombian Supreme Court, international court filings.

Searches Include:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Search
  • Concealed Weapons Permit Search
  • Driver License Search
  • Dun & Bradstreet Search
  • Criminal Records Search
  • Foreclosures Search
  • License & Judgment Search
  • Marriages/Divorce Search
  • MVR Reports
  • National UCC Filing Search
  • Patriot Act Search
  • People at Work Search
  • Foreclosure Search
  • People in the News Search
  • Phone History Report
  • Phone Plus Search
  • Sexual Offender Search
  • Businesses at Address
  • Email Search
  • Property Ownership Search
  • Reverse Lookup Search
  • Work Place Locator
  • Voter Registration Search
  • Watercraft Search
  • Watercraft Report
  • Property Assessment Search
  • Criminal Records Report
  • Business Credit Search
  • Business Credit Report
  • Death Records Report
  • FAA Air Craft Search
  • Internet Domain Names
  • Corporation Filings
  • Florida Accidents Search
  • Corporation Filings
  • Business Registrations
  • DEA Controlled Substances License
  • Delaware Corp. Search
  • Delaware Corp. Report
  • Fictitious Business Name Search
  • Liens & Judgments Report
  • Motor Vehicles Search
  • Motor Vehicles Report
  • Person Search
  • Property Assessment Report
  • Work Place Locator
  • Politically Exposed
  • Money Laundering
  • Sanction List
  • Terrorism
  • Corruption
  • Fraud
  • Arms Trafficking
  • Most Wanted
  • War Crimes
  • Extortion
  • Embezzlement
  • Insider Trading
  • Bribery
  • Human Trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Murder
  • Espionage
  • Securities Fraud
  • Bank Fraud

Why Choose Us?

Undisputed Legal employs the most professional skip tracers. Our mission is to provide you with the BEST SERVICE at the BEST PRICE, with the BEST RESULTS!

Our skip trace abilities are mastered with the high-tech programs we have purchased and a direct connection with the New York State Division of Motor Vehicles. Our experienced skip trace professionals include former law enforcement agents with a 90% success rate in locating anyone, anywhere.

for assistance locating anyone, anywhere

Pick up the phone and call (212) 203-8001, or simply click the service you want to purchase below! Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to assist you. We can handle all of your skip trace needs!

Contact us when you need help tracking down individuals that don’t want to be found. Our skip trace services are available nationwide from our offices in New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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