Definition of skip tracing in US English:

skip tracing

noun

North American
informal
  • The action or practice of locating people who are missing or have defaulted on a debt, especially as a profession.

    ‘our time's pretty much taken up with divorce investigations, skip tracing, and gathering evidence for defense attorneys’
    • ‘It's a private investigating company that also offers court filing services, judgment recovery, collections, notary services, and skip tracing.’
    • ‘For her, skip tracing is as much about stalking and capturing elusive prey as it is about getting paid.’
    • ‘Skip tracing uses a combination of information sources to patchwork together one solid lead to find and follow the claimant.’
    • ‘The revenue and income of our skip tracing fell somewhat from the same period a year ago.’
    • ‘Skip tracing and remarketing are two of our service offerings.’