"I think Truffaut's comment would seem entirely inappropriate now," sniffs Frears, calling from Los Angeles, where he is midway through filming "Skip Tracer
," a pilot for CBS about a man (Stephen Dorff) who finds missing people for his Los Angeles clients.
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The skip tracer
uses a wide variety of sources of information, including directories such as the phone book, as well as more specialized directories that cross reference information including phone numbers, addresses and resident's occupation.
In Train of Dreams, it's a delinquent punk who finds his way through the juvenile penal system and eventually reunites with his family; in Skip Tracer
, it's an amoral bill collector who repents and wipes out the debtor's records before walking out; in Masala, an orphaned hoodlum returns to his community, sacrificing his own life to protect his younger cousin; in Rude, a street artist risks his life to save his son from the claws of his former employer in crime; while in The Hanging Garden, it's the gay son of a dysfunctional family who comes to terms with his troubled past and kin.
What tools are available to the skip tracer
? Tools that most of us use are database/search engines, each other and ingenuity.
Junction City Water Control District: Position 1, Bart Edwards; position 2, Skip Tracer
; position 3, Donald Fisher
So I gave the account over to my skip tracer
, to see if she could find a good address for the lender to pursue.
Raising eyebrows was Intellaegis, an El Dorado Hills, Calif., company whose masterQueue solution is a Web-based management collection workflow that incorporates public records, smartphones, Google maps and other tools to basically function as an electronic skip tracer
I had to hire a skip tracer
on a fairly routine basis to "find" this client.
Coleman discusses how to use these sources to deal with all types of skip tracers
including the criminally-minded debtor.
Denise Meyer, Interactive Intelligence's product solutions manager, said she knows of some collection professionals and skip tracers
who do stoop to some frowned-upon tactics.