Merlin Locate Services is a licensed investigation agency in northwest Montana with clients throughout the U.S. We specialize in locating people, businesses and garnishable assets such as bank accounts and employment.

Mike Dores has been a Skiptracer and licensed Private Investigator since 1981.

He is widely acknowledged as an industry expert, conducting seminars and speaking at investigative and collections industry conferences about how to effectively use public record to locate people.  Mike has personally conducted or supervised over fifty thousand skip trace assignments, mostly on behalf of other investigators, skiptracers, process servers, collection agencies, attorneys, insurance companies and other investigators.

The Industries We Serve

Banks / Credit Issuers
Collection Agencies
Debt Buyers
Home Owners Associations (HOA)
Insurance Special Investigative Units (SIUs)
Judgment Collectors
Lending Institutions
Private Investigators
Probate & Heir Research Professionals
Process Servers
Medical Research Studies / Clinical Research Professionals
Unclaimed Property

Why We’re Good at What We Do

We’re wholesale Skiptracers – that’s all we do.

We’ve been in the skip tracing business since 1981.

Our customers trust us to handle their jobs efficiently and timely.

We provide verified information that our customers can rely on.

Our results are guaranteed to be correct on the day provided.

We work to be an extension of your team, and are always just a phone call away.