LAS VEGAS -- Social media is used for more than just keeping up with friends.
It's also being used to find people who have defaulted on their auto loans, as a way to track down vehicles earmarked for repossession.
Art Sookazian, vice president of special services at the Los Angeles Federal Credit Union, said he knows of skip-trace companies and investigators that specialize in finding people with delinquent accounts by scouring Facebook and other social media sites.
He said his credit union does not use social media for that purpose because it blocks access to those sites to prevent employees from being "distracted." But a lot of companies in the business of tracking down people and cars do, he said.