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Facebook helps repo men get their job done

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Recovery Agent or "repo man" Jeff Grevelding breaks into a vehicle after it's owner fell behind in loan payments on March 8 in Syracuse, N.Y.

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A recovery agent for Advanced Recovery of New York searches for a delinquent car owner on Facebook.

The agents of Advanced Recovery of New York work day and night locating and towing vehicles repossessed by banks and loan agencies. Facebook has become a main investigative tool for recovery agents, as even delinquent car owners often post their whereabouts in Facebook status updates.

Recovery agents or "repo men" will even create fake Facebook pages in order to set up "dates" with delinquent car owners.  The repo agent then tows their vehicle while they’re inside awaiting their "date" to arrive.

-- Getty Images reports

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Repo man Jeff Grevelding searches for a vehicle after it's owner fell behind in loan payments in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Jeff Grevelding prepares to tow a vehicle after it's owner fell behind in loan payments on March 7 in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Jeff Grevelding of Advanced Recovery of New York repossesses a boat after it's owner fell behind in loan payments.

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Personal items left in repossessed vehicles await collection by their owners on March 8.

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Recovery Agent Amanda Husted returns a vehicle to an owner after she paid for its release on March 7.

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A sign hangs on the wall of Advanced Recovery of New York on March 9 in Syracuse, N.Y.