One of my favorite reality shows turns out to be completely fake.  Operation Repo is show on TruTV (formerly CourTV) where a team of reposession agents go around repossessing vehicles for finance companies.  Everytime I watch the show, one of the guys (Matt) is always roughing someone and I always wonder how they get away with it.. i know now, it's all FAKE!  If the show was real, Matt would violate the Collateral Recovery Act of the State of California as repossesion agents are not allowed to rough people up.   Not sure I can watch the show anymore now that I know it's fake.  

Here is the entry for Operation Repo @ Wikipedia:

Operation Repo is a faux reality show where a fictional repossession team from the San Fernando Valley in California enact the repossession of vehicles for finance companies.

Some of the actions shown violate the Collateral Recovery Act of the State of California and are only for dramatic purposes. Repossession agents are prohibited from breaching the peace (ie: fighting and wresting with debtors). However, some of the actors on the team were repossession agents in real life.[1]

Although as a channel, truTV is described as presenting "Reality TV", Operation Repo consists of scripted reenactments where the team is often confronted by actors portraying debtors with prop weapons, prop drugs, and naked women; and with actors portraying police officers with prop weapons and prop squad cars.

Operation Repo began in April 2008, and is based on the Spanish language program, Operacion Repo shown on Telemundo, which began in November 2006.

TruTV has a forum just for Operation Repo and there seems to be a few dissappointed folks there that also learned that the show is fake.

Related: Pawn Stars is fake



Anonymous on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 17:44

You have to be the STUPIDEST F@#$%KING IDIOTS IN THE WORLD. If you think this show is real.

i knew it.

Anonymous on Fri, 04/15/2011 - 15:05

Camera angel you can so tell+ how can they beat on people?+ How can people be so stupid+ Sundance film acting/porn acting= very stupid show= fake show

Not only that repo men work

Anonymous on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 17:34

Not only that repo men work in the still of the night and would never come to your door to knock on it..They would simply pull up hook and haul butt..They don't have to advise you your car is being towed..I just had a van repoed went to be one night woke up and it was gone, only tell tell sign was the scrape of the locked tire down my gravel driver way..They would never chain it while sitting in the drive way either you would get about a block or so away pull over and then chain it.Also moving a front wheel drive on a drive way you would not have to turn the car around a bottle of soap would provide enough slippage to get you a block away to hook up too it correctly..So yeah 200 percent fake!!

Fake or not its entertaining

Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 15:21

Fake or not its entertaining & Froy is the only one that can handle any situation.He is polite & trys to be respectful.Plus he is the only good looking in the bunch.Really cute!


Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 14:10


its really 99% real

Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 14:07

1% fake i got proof i just watch an episode where Matt got kick in the nuts by a alien! an Sonya got his dress ripped by bugs bunny he is all real 100% no plastic surgery.
Your Mom Is Fake

It's Fake 100%

Anonymous on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 13:10

The intro gives it away. If it were real how can they change the identity of the people in the show to protect them.

Also watch the camera angles, when they make a Repo, there is already a camera placed in perfect position when someone comes around the corner - the footage wouldn't be so clear as well.


Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 17:49

i have a friend who work in repo bussiness. he dont wear a uniform neighter and he told me how crazy ppls get and he work alone he told me he wish he had a strong person like matt to work with him. yall can say its fake but if u talk to my friend who been shot twice trying to repo a car. "tell him its fake." he say ppl do act the same thing like on the show but even worse. like the show froy got beat up my friend was beat too but they broke his leg and arm. so yeah the show is fake with the actor but the events really happen just the same as 1,000 ways to die it happen for real but tv is just a reinactment replace with actor to act it out on how it really happen. so remember the show is fake but the event the actor act out are very real.

LMAO, its not even funny that

Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 11:08

LMAO, its not even funny that some people think this horrible excuse for a tv show is real. Its just sad. You guys should do mankind a favor and kill yourselves. Noone would miss you inbred cyclops faggot.

Who cares if it's fake, it's

Anonymous on Sun, 03/06/2011 - 16:12

Who cares if it's fake, it's still somewhat entertaining regardless.

your mom

Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:52

is fake

Not watching anymore

Anonymous on Sun, 03/06/2011 - 09:41

I quit watching it after the second one I saw.
Easy to see it's a fake. I wish I had not wasted
my time on the first two.

Is it fake

Anonymous on Sun, 03/06/2011 - 09:14

Is it fake, Tru Tv doesnt care, people keep watching which is what TT want for ratings


Anonymous on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 21:39

i would have you know Matt has done time in jail for the thing he dose sure it look fake but think of cops it's the something they only put the things they want in it and it's the same with American chopper they only put the thing that your going to watch in the show but it's all real

You sound like an idiot!

Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 16:35

You sound like an idiot! Learn english grammer!

Learn grammer?!?!

Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:55

Learn to spell A$$HOLE!!! It is spelled g-r-a-m-m-a-r, you stupid F%$&ING IDIOT!!!


Anonymous on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:17


prove its fake are u there to

Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 17:25

prove its fake are u there to see them film the show and who would be nice after someone hit them or talk alot of crap because they to stupid to pay there bills. every body all talk and cant pay a simple car note.

Ye right , you must be verry

Anonymous on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 08:41

Ye right , you must be verry stupid to believe this is real.

I knew it!

Anonymous on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 01:57

Aha, so my gut feeling turns out to be right. All that roughing up just doesn't add up, and those weirdoes they meet are too uncanny to be real. Bad actors too.


Anonymous on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 21:00

at the beginning of the show it says the events PORTRAYED are BASED ON true events. Any idiot can figure out right there it's not real.


Anonymous on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 19:41

I just watched an episode where.this chola.girl hit lou with beer bottle and in the beer bottle was.fake blood when she hit his arm all this fake blood.splattered on his arm and the car like she cut his arm really really wow

i just whatch

Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:57

a episode where Matt got kick in the balls by an alien and while they where taking his spaceship away and bugs bunny was there i think it mite be REAL LOL

DUDE~Come ON!!!!

Anonymous on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 17:03

I just watched a new episode and wow. Fake has hell. Like Jery Springer fake, but much less believable.

How do I know it's fake?

Anonymous on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 07:04

I watched a recent show and it was a repo of a radio stations truck. It was filmed at a local mall near my home. The mall had closed and blocked off the side and rear entrances years ago and no one parks in those areas anymore. I know the area very well and no one would have people meet them at this location. I am dissapointed, as I thought parts of the show were real. They should say these are "re-enactments" not real repo's. I won't watch the show anymore.

Yep, knew it the first time I

Anonymous on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 17:35

Yep, knew it the first time I saw it because they didn't do blurred faces in accordance with the right of publicity recognized by the 10th circuit court of appeals, that has jurisdiction where the show is made.

100% FAKE

Anonymous on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 03:59

I clearly saw TONS of things that violate california law!

Like people carrying around concealed pistols and stun guns. (it's impossible to get a concealed permit in CA, and I thought stun guns were outlawed!)

And that big juice-head repo guy, he is ALWAYS getting beat up in every episode!! Even by women!
I saw him take 100% FAKE HITS by pool sticks, he was laying on the ground, and the guy LITERALLY tapped him with the pool stick, and the repo guy was like AHHHHHH and just bounced like the dude just sat on him or something.....

I can't even watch this show as a joke anymore, because it is just PATHETIC!!!

WOW, I can't believe people think this show is real!

What a sad youth we have ahead of us!


Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 18:22

Does this mean that "Dog the bounty hunter" and "American Chopper" is fake too? LOL

2 things

Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 17:23

1) So what if these are re-enactments. The show is funny & entertaining (except Sonia) and …
2) sooooo many respondents accuse people of being stupid for believing the show is real, yet they can’t even spell simple words. Stupid is as stupid does.


Anonymous on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 18:49

Couldn't have said it better myself.

It's reanacted

Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 16:57

it's reanacted it says show at the beginning of the show they make it that way so people watch. If they showed how it really works it would be really boring.


Anonymous on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 18:43

yeah they hype it up nobody can be this stupid to believe this miss pggy looking freak and her over grown punk cohort would actually be able to do this stuff legally. COME ON.

truTV Not Reality. Actuality.

Anonymous on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 17:25 Not Reality. Actuality.
truTV is television's destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective Everything on this channel is fake. The slogin says it all "Not Reality. Actuality"


Anonymous on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 16:02

I am sorry if someone already said this but why would they put this on TruTV irony anyone? Ma's Roadhouse was entertaining, and I'm not saying it's totally fake, but you can tell some of the scenes were scripted, and the random characters that appeared once, should have been called "Special Guest Stars". This makes me wonder how "real" their real shows really are? Who am I kidding I know pretty much all reality shows are fake.

yeah its fake!!

Anonymous on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 14:46

i watched it a few times now and you can tell right off the bat that most of them are very very bad actors its ok to watch if you like this sort of thing but its very fake this sort of thing would not go on in real life the police would be called and people would be pressing charges....

Matt and Sonia are complete

Anonymous on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:40

Matt and Sonia are complete losers and should not be allowed out in public.

This show is REAL !

Anonymous on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 14:39

I watched several episodes and am sure it is REAL. All this talk about it being fake is rubbish. Too many skeptics around, all you have to do is pay attention to the show and you will see.

I have some swampland

Anonymous on Sat, 03/05/2011 - 13:28

Hey anonymous, I agree with you. Op Repo is real. And BTW, I have some prime swampland up for sale in Georgia. I can get you a real good price. Interested?

you are a complete idiot if

Anonymous on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 16:16

you are a complete idiot if you think this crap is real !!


Anonymous on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 07:07

They recently brought this show to Holland. Too bad nearly everyone has a decent IQ here.

hmm people in new zealand

Anonymous on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 16:09

hmm people in new zealand have decent IQ? i dont think so, i lived there for years, couldnt stand it i had to leave.

Realizing this show is fake

Anonymous on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:49

Realizing this show is fake is no way to brag about your national IQ. Lol.


Anonymous on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 18:45

Yes i agree the people in Holland are very intelligent, oops hold on i just threw up.

I watched one episode and one

Anonymous on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 06:41

I watched one episode and one repo and instantly knew it was fake. It looks like Reno 911. I slow motioned a punch which knocked a guy out only to see that the punch didn't even connect. Lame-ass-show


Anonymous on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:50

yes wrestling is staged .oh yes the real truth American idol is fake to just as Dancing with the stars is staged to shall i spoil any other shows let me see
this is some one who has worked in the world of tv .media companys are paid to make shows that are rating makers
tv is about money .just like when you go to your job you are paid to make money to make your money if you dont like a program dont watch it even the few realty shows that are real will stage orenhance the truth to make it more fun to watch

Wow someone hit a nerve

Anonymous on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:37

Wow someone hit a nerve

Fake as Hell

Anonymous on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 17:49

I thought it was real because it was on TRU TV until I watched an episode recently. A guy pulled out a knife and tried to stab the dude and his buddy "knocked" him out. Luck for home modifications in form of DVR I was able to rewind and slow it down. The guy never even touched the other guy. What a fraud, never watching this again.......................

I allways wonderd y sumone

Anonymous on Sun, 01/23/2011 - 09:51

I allways wonderd y sumone never knocked matt out i wonder is lizard lick fake too

Bloody c%nt

Anonymous on Fri, 01/21/2011 - 07:31

What a bunch of pathetic low lives. If that fat get a life bitch with her magic marker eye brows turned up somewhere to repo my car she'd be f'in reverse digesting my baseball bat.

Good thing it's not real life. Cuz that steroid, brainless bag o' crap would soon meet the wrong person and get his behind handed to him.

Wikipedia... Really???

Anonymous on Mon, 01/17/2011 - 14:31

Seriously, you used Wikipedia to cite that something is fake? #potcallingkettleblack

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