Repomen get calls all the time from anonymous people. They call on neighbors, friends and even their family members and coworkers. They know the car is being hidden and they have seen the repo truck come by more then once. They might have over heard a conversation or the person up for repossession might have confided in them to ask advice.
I heard it all, calls even came in demanding money to give up a car that was being hidden claiming they were someone other then the person hiding the car. In fact in many of those cases the debtors knew they were found and they could no longer hide the car. They knew the relentless pursuit was coming to an end and they should try some other way to get some cash so why not call the people that your friend tipped you off that called him asking for you. At this point the hiding becomes a stressful pain and they either straw the car to someone they know far away or look for a bird dog fee of a few hundred.
Many times the debtor will claim they are someone else all the way through the deal just to get that fee, thinking that if we knew it was the debtor he would lose the fee as it is his/her obligation to turn it in. After a while being a repoman, you will have heard more lies then you ever heard in your life, you will have heard more excuses you ever heard in your life, you will experience the craziest things in your life and despite all that you may still love being involved in repossessions.
As you’ll see in another post negotiating is a huge part of repossessions.