Automotive News of December 20, 2014, an industry publication, reports that social media searches are being used to find people who have defaulted on their auto loans, as a way to track down vehicles earmarked for repossession.   Skip tracers search Facebook and other social media sites to find debtors and vehicles.

 

Debt collectors who “friend” someone on Facebook to find where they are, or otherwise engage in deception, may   violate the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  41220/RETAIL/312229991&template=printart