Skip Tracing Searches We Will Not Do

American Information Specialists – The Skip Trace Pros


Some Searches We Simply Won’t Do

There are some types of searches that we simply won’t do. Why? Mostly because of the legalities, but there are certain high-powered databases that we use that forbid us from looking up information on some people and businesses.  And, if you’re simply a curiosity seeker – sorry, but we cannot help. Some of the obvious “No Searches Allowed” are:


Professional Athletes

Prominent Political Figures

Law Enforcement Officials

People involved in high-profile cases

High Ranking Military Officials

Minors – ANYONE under the age of 18

Batch/Bulk Searches – Sorry, but it’s not what we do

Employment Searches – Way too expensive and unreliable

Cell Phone Tracking (Pinging)

Cell Phone Records

A word about Cell Phone Searches: We DO NOT track someone’s cell phone in order to ascertain their immediate location. No “pinging” going on here. That sort of search is pretty much illegal these days without a court order – and we don’t deal with it. We are very much aware that there are people who do provide this service – but you better make sure it is legal. We here at American Information Specialists are NOT Lawyers. Consult with a competant Attorney.

The above list is not all-inclusive.  Many times, we’ll make the determination after speaking with someone on the phone. We understand that there may be times when someone has a legitimate reason to obtain information on someone in the above category, but we simply won’t take the risk.  Sorry, but we reserve the right to exclude any search that we’re not comfortable with.

In addition, we usually do not provide any search results for Bounty Hunters or Bail Bondsmen. Mainly because, in your industry, you need someone on the ground. We can’t help you there. Your Subjects are hiding in vehicles, Hotel/Motels, campgrounds – or the North 40.  Who knows? We would really like to help you out – and may be able to assist in some instances –  but it’s not what we do.

Drunk Dialers: Yes, we know who you are. Sober up and give us a call in the morning. “Hey man, I just met this girl and she left the bar about a half hour ago. I think her name was Cathy. Can you find her?” Sure, Buddy, we’ll get right on that.

Side Note: Please know that we have safeguards in place to protect against stalkers. You know who you are. It’s rare, but there are times when we will not release any information to you without speaking with the actual Subject. We find that it’s usually OK with them to give you the information – mostly they’re very happy and will call you.

We understand that most people have a very legitimate reason for trying to find someone. We can help.

If you’re in a hurry – just call Mark or Matt at:



Fill out the nearby contact form. We are very quick in getting back to you.

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Common Questions About Searches We Will Not Do


Why Can't I Look Up a Celebrity?

You can. We can’t. We are Licensed Private Investigators, and can perform searches on pretty much anyone – with “permissible purpose.” This includes celebrities, but we choose not to. And, some of our databases prohibit this type of search.


Do You Get a Lot of Drunk Dialers?

Unfortunately, yes. Our office enjoys listening to the recordings in the morning. You know who you are.


Why Can't I Get Cell Phone Records??

This is another type of search that is heavily regulated by our government. Again, it involves permissible purpose and other legalities. You need a court-ordered subpoena. We know that there are some people out there that will provide this type of search – we don’t.


Why Don't You Do Batch Searches?

Basically, it’s because it’s a violation of our Terms of Use with many Database Providers. And, we’re not big fans of people trying to acquire lists for scamming and spamming. Yes, there are legitimate reasons for this type of search – we just don’t mess with it. We consider “batching” to be 20 or more searches.


Why Don't You Do Employment Locates?

Basically, they’re very unreliable. And expensive. And, we found that most debtors will quit their job after the very first wage garnishment. Beware of companies providing these types of locates. Most are “pretexting” for information and it may be illegal. Consult with an Attorney.


Is Cell Phone Tracking Illegal?

Yep. For you and me. There is a lot of controversy surrounding this topic, and we choose to not get involved. Basically, you need a court order or subpoena to be doing stuff like this. Don’t believe everything you see on TV – don’t cross the line.


What About My Neighbor? He's a Cop

You really need to be careful about this. If you need to serve him with a lawsuit – you’re fine.


Why Can't I Search for a Minor?

You can certainly have minors served court documents. You just need to serve their parents or gaurdian also. All 50 States have different laws and procedures regarding this. When we skip trace a minor – we’re really looking for their parents.


I Have an Unusual Request. Can You Help?

We sure can. Don’t be shy – you might be surprised by some of the search requests we receive. Some are a bit off-the-wall, but we usually come up with a solution. If we are unable to help, we can certainly point you in the right direction. Either way, we’ll help solve your dilemma. I should write a book some day.


Are There Other Types of Searches You Won't Do?

Yep. Plenty of them. We are professionals, so spammers and scammers need not apply.  Professional Athletes, some politicians, and high-ranking military officials are off limits. We’ve been doing this a long time – and weed out those looking to do harm to someone.

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American Information Specialists


Unger Investigations


PO Box 420

Green Valley, AZ 85614


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