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We deal with hundreds of cases yearly for skip tracing services whether it be for a former landlord trying to locate a former tenant, a debt collection agency looking to locate a missing debtor, lawyers looking to locate witnesses, or individuals for a case. We have even provided skip tracing services for private individuals looking to locate a birth parent, locate a long lost friend, etc.

What is a Skiptracer?

According to Wikipedia, “Skiptracing (also skip tracing, or debtor and fugitive recovery) is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. A Skiptracer is someone who performs this task, which may be the person’s primary occupation. The term “skip” (as a noun) 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.”

How can I trace someone for free?

There are many skip tracing tools online that can help you as well as skip tracing courses if you want to complete the skip search yourself or do not have the budget for it. Can even search for the best free skip tracing sites or how to do skip tracing in order to find tips and tricks.

What happens when you are unable to locate an individual?

If you have searched online and you cannot locate the individual yourself from free online skip tracing companies then that is the best time to call a professional private investigator.

Skip Tracing Websites

We are aware that there are many companies who offer skip trace services, however, are they all capable? Skip trace tools are not something every company has and a skip search can be simple and can be very difficult you want to ensure you have the right skip tracers working on your case no matter the need for the tracing services.

Are process servers good skip tracers?

In our professional experience, most individuals and companies who use a process serving company to complete a locate ends up having us finish the locate. Consider this if you work as a plumber, and someone asks you to do electrical work will you complete it properly? No, you are a professional in your industry, and the other is in theirs. This is how we see most process serving companies as professionals in their industry, and any location and skip services are best completed by the professionals in the investigations industry.

Is there a refund if we cannot locate the person?

Some companies may offer a refund for services but we have not heard of any who actually have a no hit no fee. If the company cannot locate most times they charge you a no hit fee but they end up giving you a bill for administration for the same cost as the location. I have yet to see anyone offer a refund for services as in most cases it can take hours and cost out of our pocket for searches. If a company cannot locate an individual then have them continue trying rather than just saying they cannot locate the individual.

Who should I hire to complete my skip trace-locate?

As we were writing this blog, a client inquired about locating a missing debtor and informed us that she previously had another company who completed the search and not only did not locate the person but now does not answer any phone calls or emails. This company is a skip trace company in Ottawa and we are very aware of them and their notorious scams in the Ottawa area regarding skip tracing. Please review a company before starting any investigative services with them.

Who is the best Skip search company in Ontario?

With nearly 750 companies in Ontario offering investigative services many will explain that they are the best skip trace investigators in Toronto and Ontario but in our experience, there are less than 25 companies who genuinely offer fantastic results and customer service for Skiptracing. Now there may be more that we have not met or worked with however we have worked with hundreds of companies, and often we end up completing skip services for dozens of companies in Ontario. When it comes to skip searches, it is what we do! We have a 99% success rate and offer to skip searches to some of Canada’s largest corporations, lawyers, and debt collection agencies.

If you need the best skip trace investigators in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Brampton, Barrie, Ottawa, North Bay, Sudbury, London, Windsor, Hamilton, etc. Our team of professional private investigators and award winning skip tracers can assist. For more information feel free to call or email

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