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


You can see in the background

Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 14:40

You can see in the background of the fight scenes that the people are fake fighting. If you know anything about fighting you can see that the people right in front of the screen are fighting also. Wiki isn't reliable but the show is still fake. I've seen bad acting before and that is bad acting.


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

Thank you for pointing out this monumental blunder,, wiki?? Really that is the best you can do for a source?

Do you have any idea how easy it is to have a high enough rank on Wiki to be able to rewrite things there?

Bless usa

Anonymous on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 13:39

First of all this show sucks. Second of all to the asshole from australia, you have an issue with america. If not for america you would be speaking japanese. Your welcome shithead. Now go fuck a kangaroo. God bless the usa.


Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 16:04


Greatest comment ever

Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 15:31

Greatest comment ever

"go fuck a kangaroo, god

Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 14:18

"go fuck a kangaroo, god bless the USA" = fucking EPIC


Anonymous on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 14:37


"God Bless the USA"?

Anonymous on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 13:01

Which means 'screw everybody else', right?


Anonymous on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 14:32

Your funny....


Anonymous on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 14:49

this ranks right up there with finding out that santa claus wasn't real....:(

Show is soooo dumb - 0 entertainment

Anonymous on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 18:12

More entertainment value to watch paint dry …watched about 7 minutes till commercial and never went back to it. Geez the producers must think people are as dumb as the acting, and to actually put that ugly gross, tattooed what ever you want to call her in front of a camera for all to see…what a joke.. Fake beyond fake..!!

most tv is fake

Anonymous on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 12:05

real life just aint worth filming... you still watch shows and movies with actors...

So NOT Fake!

Anonymous on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 06:24

This show is my fav! You are all idiots, its so not fake!!! Its called "reality" TV because its REAL!!!
All you haters can go to hell, only true fans of this show can really appreciate the hell these guys go through to do their job. Keep up the great and brave work! Matt is my fav person on the show, toughest guy on TV hands down!!!


Anonymous on Wed, 03/02/2011 - 18:47



Anonymous on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:11


What an idiot you are

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

Are you stupid or just brain dead? Its fake you little queer

To "So NOT Fake!"

Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 16:45

I agree with you! If these RO's are actors they deserve a frikken Oscar. But I can't stand that magic-marker eye-brow slob Sonia, but Matt is great. He reminds me of (& looks a LOT like) my buddy who's a bouncer. Fray is cool, too, but I can't believe he was married to Sonia for 10 years.

*cough* *cough* I smell a

Anonymous on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 14:19

*cough* *cough*

I smell a TROLL

Yea its fake

Anonymous on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 13:09

Yea, its fake... I questioned some of the episodes... I was watching it yesterday.... There was a couple from out of town staying at a motel.. you tell me how a bank finds someone staying at a motel... Also one with teh crazy doctor... That was way over the top.

So NOT Fake!

Anonymous on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 12:56

You're such a moron,That roid monster would get his ass handed to him in real life,I used to repo cars,none of this shit really happens,and that fat,nasty,thing,should be sent back to the trailer park she came from..she acts like she's tuff girl, but she can't hardly take twenty steps without being out of breath,how tuff is that!!!!

Sorry TOTALY Fake

Anonymous on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 12:38

Don't get me wrong, I like the show, am watching it while I am typing this,but, I am a repoman and have been since 2001, and I have to admit, Operation Repo is 100% FAKE! We are not allowed to do any of the things they, especially Matt, do. If we are on their property and they catch us hooking the vehicle up and order us off their property before we get it, we have to leave, and if any civil unrest arises, such as fighting, we can get into a lot of trouble. Under no circumstances are we aloud to breach the peace. Not only would this so called repo company not be in business for very long, but, they would also all be in jail, or at least paying out more cash in fines than they had coming in.

In the beginning of each

Anonymous on Sun, 01/23/2011 - 09:14

In the beginning of each episode the Disclaimer states this in Black and White "BASED ON ACTUAL REPOS" you idiot

Sorry Dude!

Anonymous on Sun, 01/23/2011 - 08:07

I was disappointed too when i found out coz im a fan of the show. My discovery came when I saw the diclaimer at the beginning of the show when they something along the lines of "...BASED on real life events." then I woundered why they would say "based."


Anonymous on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 21:46

i hope your f'n with us if not your the biggest tool EVER!!!

Completely Fake

Anonymous on Fri, 01/21/2011 - 19:12

the show sucks so bad, I was watching one time and I saw the bald bad ass get hit in the head with a bottle which then caused a bunch of blood to go flying all over the car he was taking. Problem was, in real time you could see the blood was a prop and hit the car before the bottle hit his head. Even watching in slow motion it was even more noticeable. The show is fake, as it states in the very beginning of the show, it reinacts events that have occurred. Enjoy!!!

Bet you think wrestling is

Anonymous on Fri, 01/21/2011 - 07:33

Bet you think wrestling is real too lmfao

matt rocks

Anonymous on Wed, 01/19/2011 - 17:44

i just watched an episode where Matt stood down three guys at once and one was bigger than him(fat not ripped though) Matt is the coolest guy on the show. He does whatever it takes to protect his crew and not get disrespected. i would love to have a friend as loyal and honorable as matt. and if the show is fake then they are damn good actors. but i dont think its fake.

How can you not see it is FAKE

Anonymous on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 09:10

I can't believe it. I read people here saying they didn't realize it was fake after seeing it 8 times. That must mean you have a very low EQ (yes EQ).

I saw the show once and I was asking myself " do people actually think this is real???"

i saw them pull up to a car and the owner came running " hey hey hey" i looked at him for one second and i noticed that he was a bad actor. And that was before he told his friend in a excavator to smash up his own car out of spite. Which the collegue did without hesitation. Haha ... i mean come on. The makers of this show must have total contempt for their public if they think this stuff flies. And appearently it is so congratulations for giving yourself condescending tv!

I am from Holland and lately they are trying to make these shows here too. So thanks for the old inspiration.


yeah it's fake so what?

Anonymous on Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:17

Yeah it's fake so what? it's entertaining to watch and isn't that the idea? it's the same as the other reality shows like "Real World" or "The Bachelor" and all those other shows like that. Yeah TruTv should be the ones to really be looking at right now for false claims of "it's as real as it gets" and "it's all real all the time" and all that. So stop trolling and enjoy having something that's atleast entertaining.

Repo fake.........

Anonymous on Mon, 12/27/2010 - 17:56

I watched it and the first time felt it was fake. The start of the second one I saw there was supposedly a guy who pulled a knife on one of the Repo agents with another one "disarming" him by hitting him from behind. OMFG even without the aid of a rewind button there was clearly no contact!!!

I am from Australia and unfortunately my provider (AUSTAR) sees fit to bring this rubbish in. SHAME!!!

Keep the crap where it belongs, in a country where a LOT still believe in things like Pro wrestling being real!


Anonymous on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 14:33



Anonymous on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 14:25



Anonymous on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 14:21

Thats right Money Money!!


Anonymous on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:44

I don't understand how ANYONE thought that show was real. The very first repo I saw, I knew it was fake. I was pissed off that that shit was allowed to go on for about 5 seconds and then thought to myself, wtf this isn't real.

anyone who has seen more than 2 episodes and didn't realize this is fake really must be somewhere in the sub 120 IQ range. Quite frankly I am amazed you folks could figure out the captcha math question at the bottom.

yeah this is fake

Anonymous on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 14:25

ive seen like 6-8 episodes and didnt realize untill last nast i though it was fake.. to much crazy shit happens and here is my own proof

ive seen those same two foriegn broads in 2 diff episodes

also watch some of the fighting it is no doubt fake


Anonymous on Tue, 12/28/2010 - 04:27

Wow. Were you born yesterday?

fake, borring,

Anonymous on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 14:56

that show should be taken of the air, useless, fake, waste of time, fat & ungly - thats what it should be called,
the sister is a cow,
anyway its prety bad when you have to put show's like that on the air , seems to me that would be the last straw

Fake Fake Fake

Anonymous on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:54

Just watched the one were the guy pulls a knife and Lou punches the guy. When you slow it down on the tivo he never touches the guy but the guy hits the deck like nobody's business

Jup Fake

Anonymous on Mon, 11/29/2010 - 07:23

I thought it was a bit over the top the whole time. But when i saw the episode with some guy in a trailer i was pretty sure it was fake. Het douses the inside of his car with gasoline and then lights it by throwing a cigarette in the car. It's not possible to light gasoline with a cigarette so that pretty much sealed the deal for me.

tha'ts what sealed the deal for you??

Anonymous on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 09:12

what about just looking at the poor acting. You guys have very low EQ's in the United States haha

tha'ts what sealed the deal for you??

Anonymous on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 15:18

EQ's? What country are you from that has such superhuman intelligence?


Anonymous on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 15:28

acualy it is posible, so ur dumb


Anonymous on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 17:12

U spelled actually?wrong


Anonymous on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 07:13


So....I would like to know

Anonymous on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 16:50

So....I would like to know something about you people who say "I'll never watch this show again, it's so fake, whaa whaa whaa" I bet you dumbos like watching WWE, Seinfeld, soap operas and movies and all the other 25,000 shows that are made for ONE thing: to make money!!! So shut the f--k up and take it for what it is...entertainment.


Anonymous on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 03:13

Absolutely fake... the "owners" are all from the same school of acting as Punk'd!


Anonymous on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 18:24

All I've ever seen of this show is the commercials and I knew it was fake. I guess that's what happens when you live in L.A. and work in "reality TV". A friend of mine said a teacher of hers was on it, so we YouTubed the video and yeah, not just acting, but BAD acting.
Absolutely nothing real about this show except it really sucks.

Uhh, do actually think that

Anonymous on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 11:27

Uhh, do actually think that when repo men get cars that the people who own them will be around to bitch and fight which seems to always be the case in the show?? 95% of all repos are done without incident without the owners not having a clue that their property is being taken from them.

I did repos when I worked for a car dealership and auction and not once did we run into a vehicle owner nor did we ever want to.

It's amazing to me how people think even true reality TV is real as if there are no directors, cameramen, and TV execs formulating exactly what should happen on the shows you watch.

This show are all actors including the repo gang as they too are following a script and performing a re-enactment, just basically like any other TV show...even if they are re-enacting themselves and their profession.

Obviously Fake

Anonymous on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 12:44

The acting is bad IMO.


Anonymous on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 12:36

Seriously? You had to read Wikipedia to realize that aweful show was fake? I'm dissapointed in you. You should have known better from the get go.

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