Ask five people what the best skip trace tools and techniques are to find John Doe and you are likely to get five different answers. Why? It is relative. Searching for a missing child you’d likely have different time and money limitations than searching for a debtor to recover money or assets. Below are seven simple rules to help you get more out of your skip tracing.
Skip trace testing is biased. As collection organizations we do our best to conduct fair and accurate third-party data tests free of bias that skew results. No such test exists.
Snow. Eating too much pumpkin pie. Pitchy holiday carolers. These are just a few things that we can’t avoid as the holiday season is approaching. Something that we can avoid? Meeting important deadlines during the busy weeks to come.
Industry best practices are something we all want to know, but like the Pirate’s Code described in Pirates of the Caribbean, they are “more of a guideline than an actual set of rules.”
Searching for the optimal running shoe has become somewhat of hobby. What I didn’t expect was what it would teach me about debt collections.
Three years ago I started distance trail running and have been on a quest for the perfect running shoe…something to provide incremental improvements in performance. I studied gear and shoes at local stores carefully; I asked friends for opinions and then I did what we naturally do…sought out the products used by the market leaders.
Testing skip trace vendors isn’t rocket science but it’s not as straightforward as you might think. The things we’ve learned from different skip trace testing methods may surprise you.
We’ve all seen the newest advertisements for the latest and greatest tech gadgets. Whether it’s the indestructible and waterproof nature of the Samsung Galaxy or the forever friend that you can find in the iPhone’s Siri, ads for new gizmos, more specifically for cell phones, does not seem to be going away, but on the contrary, seems to be greatly increasing.