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Kars4Kids - Vehicle donation

In March of 2021 we donated a vehicle, signing over the title to Kars for Kids and leaving it in the glove box for pick up, as instructed. The car was never retitled and the person to whom they gave the car caused an accident in December. We have received an invoice for towing and storage, the insurance company of the person struck requesting our insurance to pay the claim for the

vehicle damaged. Today we received a letter from a lawyer mentioning legal action amounting to nearly $18,000.00 Since the initial invoice in December for towing and storage, Kars for Kids has told us to forward items to them, but we continue to be contacted and this obviously hasn't been resolved. The fact that they have an entire department dedicated to exactly this type of thing speaks volumes.

Desired outcome: We would like to be removed from this as we have not owned the vehicle in over a year and have let the DMV know. Had we not, we would have been liable for personal property tax on the vehicle for 2022.

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1:15 pm
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Kars4Kids - Vacation breakaway

Since April 28, 2021. I have been trying to get my $50.00 refund from Vacation Breakaway and as of today the only thing I have been giving is the run around or no respond at all. SHAME ON YOU! I will continue to pursue this false and rip-off advertisement until I get some satisfaction. Everyone is going to be informed by me of your bad business which you are conducting. I am a first responded therefore I come across a lot of people.
I have called Mrs. Christin at (813) 314-7913, Mr. Charlie Savin at (877) 527-7454 and (813) 514-0413 which is the refund department.
Six months later NO SHOW.
Activation # Z329274 as of May 12, 2021 From Breakaway an e-mailed was send to me that they received my refund request.
certificate # 551700 from KID. Record # 2501167. Waiting for your respond. Excuse my frustration. Thanking you in advance and keep safe
Madeline Filion

Desired outcome: $ 50.00 Refund Check # 1063 dated 04/28/21

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2:09 pm
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Kars4Kids - donation process/ lack of donation voucher

Hi, My name is Norma Macias. I donated my vehicle in August to Kars4Kids. They arranged for the pick up etc and my vehicle was picked and I am still not in receipt of my donation tax deduction voucher. First it was in auction, then they said they couldn't find the title until I explained that I left it in the glove compartment as indicated in their...

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1:14 pm

Kars4Kids - kars for kids

The commercials on TV and radio are deceptive which in all reality are scams. This has already been reported on many News stations and newspaper articles as well as the internet. Why has nothing been done. Only just a few minutes ago i was watching MSNBC when an ad came on for Kars for Kids. In short I'm furious that this is still going on after so many years and whoever those involved turning a blind eye. DO SOMETHING!

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2:29 pm
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Kars4Kids - I donated my 2004 bayliner 205br with trailer

The Nada value was $12, 260-$14, 000. They said they sold it for $1, 800 and that was the value I received for it. I said that was ridiculous and I wanted my boat back. They said it was too late. I called a half dozen times and could not get the operation's auction person on the phone. No one returned my calls. I attached photos. you tell me if you think its worth only $1, 800.

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Kars4Kids - delinquent receipt

I donated my car on September 28th. Waited a month for my receipt and called to find that it was still sitting at the towing company. Was told it was going to auction that weekend. It is now November 30 and I have still yet to see a receipt or voucher. Not sure what happened to my car and the customer service representative nearly hung up on me before I...

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Kars4Kids - Vehicle purchased from a donation

To put some people's minds at ease… I obtained a 91 Lexus LS400, Kbb value $1500 or so, from auction, that had been donated to Kars4Kids. I paid $225, and a buyers fee of $165 which made the total price $390. So, when they give you a receipt that is very low, it's probably accurate. However, the very bad to report to those of you who have given your car...

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Kars4Kids - Commercial

I have to mute the tv, or radio when this comes on. The jingle in so off key that it should irritate anyone that hears it. Not sure why someone actuall ok'd this advertisement. Possible the worst in the history of broadcast advertisement. Please stop this commercial from coming on.

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Kars4Kids - Value of Vehicle Donation for Tax reporting

Not complaining about the charity or what they do with the money but really questioning their pricing of vehicle donations. They picked up my 1996 GMC Suburban promptly after my wife called. It was operational but had just failed my state's annual safety inspection and I decided not to invest in the front steering repairs but donate it hoping that some...

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Kars4Kids - Fraud

This is actually a fraudulent charity and they are all are multiple charities associated with this specific organization. A few online charities that are associated are the giving center, charity boats, online car donation, online boat donation, works of life, with causes, boats 2charity, and many more including real estate donation charities. The monie...

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11:49 am

Kars4Kids - misuse of personal information

I donated a car to them and totally regret it. I suggest people find some other charity to donate their car to. The same thing may happen with another business but sometimes the devil you don't know is better than the devil you do know. The problems:
- they started sending me junk mail (using my mailing address)
- they would not reassure me on the initial complaint that they would stop
- they promised to call back to make that assurance but did not do so
- they claimed they did not sell my address to other junk-mailing third parties but refused to explain their business process for the handling of the mailing list to verify that their claim had any substance
- they claimed that they were in compliance with regulations about the handling of personal information but refused to specify what regulations they complied with to verify that claim
- they refused to allow me to discuss my complaint with anyone higher than the help desk assistant manager

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Kars4Kids - Car Donation/Scam

I have a nice vehicle to donate and heard the radio jingle... So, helping kids sounds good...right? ... WRONG! They use the children's voices singing to tug at your heart. Upon further investigation, I found an all Jewish board behind which takes in 35 MILLION a year and gives ALL the money to JEWISH kids only! Call me crazy but don't children of all...

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Kars4Kids - Donation

I made the mistake of donation to this so-called K4K...They are a bunch of Banana nose's ripping people off-and ride on the tails of IRS-claiming you are allowed to claim fair market value (up to 500 dollars...What a joke ! Don't donate to these Banana boys-The only kids they are helping are themselves $$$$$$ Beware...

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Kars4Kids - Rip-off

I regret donating my car to them. KBB valued over 2500, they stated they sold it for 600. I wish I would have donated it to the homeless shelter, at least then I would have felt as good about donating it. Everything I've read about them, makes me sick I gave them my car. If you're thinking of donating to them, please reconsider, do your research (I did mine too late). Donate somewhere worthy of your contribution.

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Kars4Kids - no pick up or tax receipt

My car was picked up in July. The driver called about 20 minutes before pick up. I told him where it was on my property and reminded him that I needed a receipt. He took the car and left no receipt. When I called dispatch, they said that their drivers don't carry receipts. When I complained that they took my belongings without giving me a receipt and that I...

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Kars4Kids - They are slow on their paperwork - compromises your safety, read on

Watch out. I donated a vehicle, did my diligence, filled out my paperwork - submitted my changes to the DMV. They didn't do their end of the bargain. Apparently, the subsequent buyer of my car crashed it, and when the car was impounded I was listed as the previous owner rather than Kars4Kids or whoever handled the auction for Kars4Kids... So what happened...

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Kars4Kids - Refund

My husband and I donated a car to Kars4Kids back in late May. We received the vacation voucher and were contacted by WorldWide Travel Center, and we setup reservations for the location they had available. When we got the confirmation letter with instructions telling us upon arrival we had to go to this Guest Center that would then tell us what hotel we...

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Kars4Kids - Questionable practices

I recently Donated a 92 Chevy Custom Van to KARS4KIDS.ORG. and was given a letter Of donation in the amount of $500 for a vehicle that was worth in excess of $3000. It was evident when I wrote the organization they couldn't care less about fair market pricing and unfortunately after the fact I discovered the number of complaints lodged against them in the...

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Kars4Kids - Fraud

What a joke. We donated our car to Kars 4 kids and were told we would get a 2 night 3 day hotel stay with World wide travel center. I was told to send a check and credit card info and a signed statement that the hotel could charge me for 'damages'. I felt uneasy about this and called the place we donated our car to they assured me that World wide travel...

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Kars4Kids - Poor service!

We had a truck that we wanted to donate since it was still running, but we no longer needed it. I got online to find places that took vehicles as donations (expecting to write off it's value). DonateCars.com stated that they gave the money for donated vehicles to Kars-4-Kids. Good charity, I thought. They also told me I could write off the blue book...

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