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Your Complete Guide to Skip Tracing Using BatchData

What is Skip Tracing?

BatchData offers you an unfair advantage over your competitors in skip tracing by providing you with more than just numbers; we provide unparalleled service. Our data is not just arbitrary data. We give you vital information that is sorted into accurate and thorough data sets that cover 99% of the U.S. population. 

With our skip tracing service, you gain access to more than 325 million records. All of these records contain more than 10.5 billion data points aggregated. We have served more than 45,000 businesses so far with brilliant results. 

With our managed data set, you gain access to the most comprehensive homeowner data that the industry can provide. We are pioneers in that regard. We have paired our data with data science and machine learning to provide you with the most accurate personal files. We have created a single file that can stand up for itself with hundreds of online and offline repositories, consumer data, and property data. 

Our skip tracing service has world-class customer support that ensures your queries are answered within seconds. We offer you a service that none can in the industry with ultra-fast delivery, transparent pricing, and an easy-to-start model. 

As far as skip tracing is concerned, the first thing you must know is that sometimes people flee from a place to avoid legal repercussions. In some cases, if a person hasn’t made payments on their property, has failed to pay rent, or is behind on their mortgage, they skip town. It’s legally required to track them down and serve them so that they might either come back and fix the damage or face the court.

Skip tracers use data. Databases, data points, and information of any kind is their friend. A skip tracer utilizes their insight and the data to trace someone who’s gone into hiding. Many state, local, and federal laws dictate how to skip trace, but it remains entirely legal and a very viable way to track down someone.

Is Skip Tracing Legal?

Data access largely dictates whether skip tracing is legal or not. Most data is publicly accessible. There are paid subscriptions for specific data that aren’t as readily accessible. However, some data isn’t publicly or privately accessible. It’s not legal to access that data in an intrusive manner, such as hacking or interrogating someone. 

Similarly, using force or threatening someone is also not legal at all. 

Intrusiveness is not the way of a skip tracer. 

With that in mind, as long as you are not breaking any laws, skip tracing is entirely legal. In fact, in most cases, the law requires someone to skip trace people on their behalf, such as in the case of process servers. Servers must find an individual and serve them with a court summons. However, they’re required to do that by adhering to legal guidelines.

How Does Skip Tracing Work?

You have just decided to partner with BatchData for your skip tracing needs. Excellent. What next? How does skip tracing accurately work? For that to happen, you need to either hire a professional and provide them with BatchData’s services to use or be a professional yourself. 

Skip tracing works by tracking down someone through several means.


To find someone, you can effectively use data and human beings such as family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and significant others. In most cases, acquaintances have information that can lead you directly to an individual.

Public Records

In some cases, an individual might still want to get mail to their new address. You can find that out by sending them mail at their old address. The postal service will return the mail with a forwarding address. Similarly, if you contact their carrier and ask for information, you can get their contact information. You can go to the local county office for more contact information on a person. All of that comes under public records. You can find criminal records for your skip tracing needs as well.


You can send a mail to the new address of a skipper and ask them to contact you urgently. In most cases, this will make the skipper think that there’s something vital that you have to talk about. They will contact you on their number. You can then use their new number and run it in the database to see what kind of contact information they have. 

You must have understood that skip tracing predominantly works with how a skip tracer uses and attains data. That’s all there is to it. However, it’s a skill that has to be perfected over time.

Key Takeaways

BatchData offers you a specific amount of intelligent data that contains more than 325 million records covering 99% of the U.S. population. You can use this data with more than 10.5 billion aggregated data points to locate someone. With the most comprehensive homeowner data available in the industry, you can confidently skip trace someone, either by hiring a professional or by doing it yourself. 

Skip tracing is all about how someone uses the data to locate a missing person. Yes, some laws govern how skip tracing must be performed. Otherwise, it’s completely legal.



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