Navigating the plethora of skip tracing data sources

January 22, 2013 by Rollin Girulat

All skip tracing data is the same, right? Not exactly. While there are many sources of consumer contact data available to debt collectors, the quality, freshness, depth and breadth can vary significantly. Just as importantly, what you ultimately do or don't do with the data depends on several factors such as:

  • Whether or not the debt is worth your while to pursue
  • How deep and fresh the data is
  • What if no skip data is available, and,
  • What happens if there is no new information available when you go to your skip-tracing vendor requesting new leads?

So what's the best way for your company to locate debtors? What data sources are right for you? Check out my recent article in Collections and Credit Risk for some helpful advice, and be sure to check out our other debt collection industry blog postsfor best practices, tips and tricks on ways to recover more debt, faster.

What data sources do you find most beneficial to your business and why? Let us know by commenting below.