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A Successful Skip Trace Case Study

Friday, September 11, 2015 - Posted by Philip Harvey

This is a case study on a successful outcome on a long term skip account.

The debt was referred to us for collection back in 2007 for approximately $16,000.

A $3,000 payment was obtained following enforcement action in the Queensland Magistrates court.

Following this, regular payments were received from 2007 through to 2012. The payments during this time period were fairly consistent, and where payments were missed, the debtor would be contacted and payments would resume.

At the beginning of 2013 payments ceased with approximately $5,000 still to be collected on the debt.

Unfortunately at this point the debtor had moved address and was non-responsive to postal communications sent to the designated PO Box. The previous address was the parents address. While messages to return calls were made, no return calls were received. Furthermore the debtor was non-responsive on their mobile, to both calls and SMS and not responding to email.

Numerous skip tracing searches were undertaken between 2013 and 2015, until finally in mid 2015 a successful lead was obtained that lead to acquiring a new mobile phone number.

When contacted, the debtor advised they did not have a fixed address, but was willing to enter into an arrangement with an upfront payment.

It took numerous phone calls with the debtor repeatedly not meeting the payment plan they had put forward before the debtor then finally paid the account in full.


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