What is a Skiptrace?

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Skiptracing is the process of locating people who may be attempting to avoid authorities and/or creditors due to unpaid debts or fines. A skiptrace can also be used for a multitude of purposes such as;

  • Witness Location
  • Debt Collection
  • Property Repossession
  • Litigation
  • Finding Relatives
  • Missing Persons

Due to our large number of enquiries relating to this matter, MIS has prepared an easy e-form to assist you in providing the relevant details conveniently online. Simply fill in the form below and we will contact you with an obligation free quote for the Skiptrace.

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Who Would Want to Perform a Skiptrace?

There a several professions that may want to perform a skiptrace and these can include;

  • Debt Collectors
  • Process Servers
  • Repossession Agents
  • Private Investigators
  • Lawyers
  • Police
  • Journalists

Obviously, some people are more difficult to locate than others; those wanted by law enforcement, debtors evading creditors, drug users and others require more ground work to locate than the average person. We encourage you to tell us as much as possible about the person we are trying to locate so we can give you an accurate perspective about the time and cost required.

We also advise that clients wishing to locate an individual MUST NOT have a court order against them regarding the individual and must not be attempting to locate the person to harass, stalk or intimidate the person.

What Information is Available for a Skiptrace?

Often many of our clients start a skiptrace by themselves without even realising. There is a lot of information available online which is accessible by members of the public, they just need to know where to look.

During a skiptrace, our private investigators use various databases which allow us to locate individuals or at least obtain leads so we can explore deeper into a person’s background and history.

Information we utilise often involves phone numbers, credit reports, loan applications, rental applications, job applications, friends and relatives, Facebook and numerous social media sites.

By obtaining as much information as possible, we can then start to cross reference and make further inquiries to ascertain an individual’s location.

During the skiptrace process we may often use a technique known as social engineering to investigate somebody. We combine all of the information gathered during the investigation and may then focus our investigation on friends and relatives of the “Skip” to determine the exact whereabouts of the person in question.

How To Locate Somebody

Helpful information is also on offer by the Federal Government to help locating missing children, family members and/or loved ones which can be found online at

Our team of private investigators can work in collaboration with government departments and provide our Skiptrace information to deliver a more streamlined approach to locate loved ones.