Skip tracing typically refers to someone who has “Skipped out” on someone else. A landlord could be owed money from an evicted tenant. An attorney may need to find a witness, a parent may want to find an estranged child.
There are many reasons that arise in day to day life that warrant wanting find someone.
Professional Private Investigators have access to search engines that go beyond what is available to the general public. They are vetted thoroughly to be able to have access to personal information due to the rise of identity theft.