Asked in Debt and Bankruptcy
Do debt collectors investigate where you may have moved to even if your name has never been directly associated with the address?
Yes. This practice, called skip tracing, has a long history in debt collection and has become thorough and sophisticated with technology. There are amazing databases out there that contain information on all of us.
Most often, the original contract or agreement for service that a consumer signed, as well as the contract between the creditor and collection agency give them rights to pursue consumers who owe money by all means possible.