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"Houston, We have a Repossession"

Many vehicles that are up for repossession are equipped with Onstar, or other satellite tracking system. There are skip tracing companies that will provide you with the vehicles satellite tracking data for a fee. You then know exactly where to locate and repossess the vehicle you are after. This same technology is used on most new RV's and even some boats.

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"Can You Hear Me Now?"

Don't you just hate when the tires on your repo squeal when you are dragging a car out of a driveway?

Did you know that a squirt bottle filled with 1/2 water and 1/2 Dawn dishwashing soap can be sprayed on the tires and will make for a much quieter escape?

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"Cell Phone Ping"

There are information brokers that "Ping" a specified cell phone and provide you with it's exact location. If you know the cellular phone number of the person driving the car you are trying to repossess, you can ping their cell phone, get their location, and dispatch a tow truck to their location.

Very effective way to repossess a tough car. There are several brokers selling pings at this point, costs range from $200 to $500 per ping. Not a cheap tool, but very effective when everything else has failed to find you your collateral.

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"Phone Break Tip 1"

Many times a repossessor will have a phone number for their skip and need the address that phone number rings at. This is called a "Phone Break" or a "Phone Reverse Search"

If you dial 00 on your phone you will get a long distance operator, tell them you want a reverse listing for the phone number you are trying to break. If the phone number is a listed phone number, the operator will give you the name and address for that phone number. Then you can repossess the car you are skip tracing.

This is a legal way for a repossessor to break a phone number.

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Directory of Repossession Companies, and Repossessors

Repo Links has added a nationwide directory of repossession companies and repossessors that have a proven track record of getting the job done. This is not just a listing of repossessors, this is a listing of the best, repossessors in the United States and Canada.

Contact Repo Links today to get your company listed in our directory of repossession professionals. Make your repossession web site available to bankers, lawyers, and credit unions that are looking for a repossessor in your service area.


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Free Repossession Information, Tips & Tricks

What is a Repossession?

Repossession is the process of a lender taking possession of the security that was pledged as collateral on a defaulted loan or lease contract.

You have to find the debtor in order to repossess the car you are after. The process of hunting down your debtor is called "Skip Tracing". This website has skip tracing and repossession tips and tricks that will help you find your debtor, so you can repo their car.

We also offer many tips and tricks for the repossession process itself. Bookmark this page and check back soon as we are always updating Repo-Links.com with new skip tracing and repossession tips and tricks.

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Working Cost Effectively

At any point on any case you are just one phone call away from solving that case. It is just a matter of placing the correct call to the correct person. There are usually many different ways to locate your skip, choosing the shortest trail available will take practice and experience.

Always look at the balance while considering how hard to look for your skip. Don’t get old apt bldg. rental applications while trying to repossess a 1987 Volkswagen Rabbit, But that would be an excellent step if you were looking for a $15,000.00 first payment default vehicle.

Small balance accounts ($500.00) should have all of the basics covered, caller ID, utilities, interviewing of friends and family and maybe work the credit report. Everyone can be found, it just isn’t cost effective to do it.

Large balance accounts can require using many skip tracing tools and techniques. With experience you will soon pick the shortest most cost effective path to solving your case.

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Take Me to Your Car
Problem: You know where the person you are trying to repossess lives and the car is going into the garage. You know where the person works, but they work downtown in a high rise building. You have searched several of the closest parking garages, but you can't seem to find the car you are trying to repossess. Call the subject at work and tell them that you have repossessed their car, and you are waiting in the lobby of their building attempting to give them their personal property. Once they meet you in the lobby of their building have them sign a personal property and give you the keys to the car. When they ask for their property, tell them that the car is still at the lot where they left it. With a little finesse you can get the debtor to lead you directly to the car you are trying to repossess. Plus you already have their keys.
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Repossession Using a Dog Leash
Using a key to repossess the car you are after is always quicker and safer than any tow truck on the road today. Keep a dog leash with you when you are walking up behind someone's house. If you are confronted, you can claim that you are looking for your kids lost dog. Having the dog leash with you as a prop is very effective. As well the dog leash can be a very effective weapon if the situation escalates.
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Satellite Views
Several websites are providing satellite views for any address in the United States and Canada. Very helpful if you are working in a rural area and want to see how many garages and where they are situated on a property. Satellite views cal also be used to find access roads that you might not have found otherwise.

Google.com offers satellite views at: http://www.google.com/maps

Mapquest.com has the same feature available, they call it an "Ariel View" rather than a satellite view.

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Repossession Go Jacks

So you found the car you are trying to repossess, but the car is parallel parked on the street with no way to get your tow truck on the front or back of the car to drag it out of it's parking space. What do you do?

Put a Go Jack on each tire and push the vehicle out of it's parking space by hand. Then repossess the car as you normally would. They won't work on gravel or dirt, perfect for concrete or asphalt.

What is a Go Jack? A Go Jack is a hydraulic wheel lift jack on casters. Slide the go jack under the tire, step on the hydraulic pedal two or three times and the car is now rolling on the Go Jack's casters, ready for repossession.

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Repossession Skip Tracing Tools and Links

Here are some free links around the internet that should help get you skip tracing cars like a pro in no time. Check out each link, plug in known information to the databases and see what information is returned. Check the information that is returned for accuracy. This will show you how accurate each of the searches are.

Take some time and experiment with each of the databases. Experience each databases strong points and weaknesses so that you know what each databases can and can't deliver.

Free VIN Verification Service - This is a good place to start on any repossession case that you are skip tracing. Great way of identifying typo's in VIN numbers. This will also help you identify your collateral by telling you number of doors on your vehicle and other descriptive information, like if your vehicle is front wheel drive or rear wheel drive.

Edmunds.com - This website has pictures of every vehicle sold in the last 10 years. Any good repossessor should be able to tell the difference between a BMW 525 and a BMW 325I. Here are the pictures. Now it's time to study. Also useful if you need to know if a particular model vehicle is front wheel drive or rear wheel drive.

Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - The state of Florida must have a debtor magnet buried somewhere near Miami. It seems that whenever a debtor east of the Mississippi decides that it's time to move to greener pastures, Florida is their destination. So this is the link to their Department of Motor Vehicles. You can run vin numbers to see if they are registered in Florida. If you have the debtor's drivers license number, you can run that also. Lots of great information.

NADA Vehicle Pricing - Great way to find current vehicle values. It isn't a tool that you really use in Skip Tracing. Your customers will always call you asking what a vehicle is worth. So ultimately it is a website you should be familiar with.

Utility Company Search - There is a service offered on this website that will return you a listing of the utility companies that service the city you input. So if you need to find the electric company in Tupelo, Mississippi, or the cable tv company in Des Moines, Iowa, their Utility company trace is very useful.

If there is a website you like to use for skip tracing cars for repossession, please send us an email and we will add it to this area.

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Key Codes and Repossession Keys
Every vehicle that has been sold in the last ten years has a key code. A copy of the key code is usually kept on file at the car dealership. A key code is simply a code number used to cut the keys. The repossessor either does this himself with a key cutting machine or has a locksmith do it for him. Although most repo men are locksmiths themselves, this is really not a requirement. Most repo men simply have an account with a local locksmith who does his work for him. With the key codes, the repo man simply has a set of keys cut and uses them to perform the repossession.
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Check Vehicle Service Records
You would be surprised at how much information a car dealership keeps in their vehicle service records. If you have a contact at a dealership service department, they can search by the vehicle identification number for the vehicle you are trying to repossess. If they find a record, it will have the person's name who brought it in for service, along with their address, and phone numbers.

This is a great step to take if you are out of leads on a case.

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Skip Tracing Tips
Skip-Tips.com is a collection of local skip tracing tools and information. You can look up the state you are hunting in and find many useful resources for skip tracing in that area. Phone numbers are listed for many state agencies and government offices helpful to skip tracers and repossessors.
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Vehicle Identification Numbers or VIN Number
Any vehicle sold in the USA after 1981 was issued a 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number or VIN number. It is like a social security number for a car, where no two cars have the same VIN number. The Vehicles manufacturer, year, make, model, and other useful information is coded into the VIN number. To prevent confusion with the numbers 0 and 1, the letters o and i are never used in VIN numbers.
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How to Hot Wire Any Diesel Engine
Occasionally a repossessor will not have the keys to a vehicle and need to hot wire it in order to repossess it. You can hot wire any diesel by shorting out the terminals on the starter solenoid. This will only start the engine. It will not release any steering locks or transmission locks. This will start any Diesel engine from a semi truck to a Diesel VW Rabbit.
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Utility Company Trace

This text is provided for informational purposes only, as it would be illegal to:

Call the Electric company where you suspect your debtor has moved to, and tell them that you are attorney Robert O'Neil. Explaining that Mr. & Mrs. Debtor have retained your services to represent them in a bankruptcy. You are calling the Electric company to ensure that all of Mr. and Mrs. Debtor's accounts are included in the filing. You have their social security numbers and need a listing of their accounts, current and past due.

Don't ever make that phone call cause it would be illegal to impersonate an attorney. It would also be illegal to:

Call the Electric company where you suspect your debtor has moved to, and tell them that you are Mr. Debtor. You are in the process of refinancing your house, and there is a past due account on your credit report from their company showing up. Tell them you live in another city that they do not service. So you are curious as to what this bill is for. They will ask you for your social security number and check for any accounts under that social.

Again, this text is provided for informational purposes, as a guide of what it would be illegal to to. You are responsible for anything else that you may do with this information.

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Police Assistance
A police officer, or a patrol car accompanying the repossessor, or the showing of a badge has been found by the United States Supreme Court to constitute “Color of Law” and has taken the repossession out of the area of “purely private conduct without state assistance.” It is therefore a violation of the individual's right to due process.

Similarly, the Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that a Military Police Officer at the scene of a repossession on a military base was a violation of the individual's Fourteenth Amendment rights. If you do not have a proper court order, do not take a police officer with you on a repossession.
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"The Quarter Trick"

The house where you think your debtor lives has a garage. You are confident that he lives here, yet the car you are trying to repossess does not show. Could the car be in the garage?

If you take a quarter, lean it up against the far corner of the garage door, so that if the garage door was to open, the quarter would fall over. Then as you drive by at various times during the day and night, you can see if the garage is being used, and you can get an idea as to when they are coming and going.

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"Equipment"

Check your equipment daily before you get out on the road and start hunting. Like any professional, you are only as good as your tools. Your tools make you money, so take good care of them. Check all of your fluid levels, including your hydraulic fluid level. You know how much louder a hydraulic pump is once it starts sucking a little air.

Make a checklist of everything on your truck that should be checked, power steering, oil, transmission, tires, etc. and get in the habit of checking them daily.

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"Phone Break Tip 2"

Be Advised, It would be illegal to call up the phone number you are trying to break and tell them that you are the are a repairman working for the phone company. Explaining that a truck hit a telephone poll and you are repairing the phone lines. Ask them if their phone number is xxx-xxx-xxxx. Change the last 2 digits from their phone number to some other number. They should correct you and give you their phone number. You would then say that you see that line here also. Ask them what address that number is supposed to ring at. 9 out of 10 times they will give you their address.

Remember, it would be illegal for a repossessor to make a call like that.

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