Avoid Car Donation Scams

Learn to Avoid Common Scams Involving Car Donations

Car Donations is a kind and thoughtful thing for you to do, but there are people on the other end who want your money. If you are donating your car don’t be afraid to ask questions. Here are a few tips to help you along your way.

Make sure you are donating to a legitimate charity!

These are a few questions you should ask yourself before you go through with the process

  • Do you know anything about the company you are going to give your car to?
  • What percentage are they going to keep for themselves?
  • Are people really going to benefit from your donation?

Don’t become a victim of car donation schemes, because there are plenty around! They don’t rent all of the billboards on the side of the highway for free. I have listed throughout this website a lot of reputable places for you to donate your car. You can see a few here if  you like. I don’t work in the car donation business and I never have. I have however run several businesses including a car dealership. I am well aware of the nature of the people that try to take advantage of others.

Use your common sense and donate only to people who can prove to you they are deserving of your donation

  • Ask questions
  • Find out if they are legally certified to accept them

The most important thing you can do is to ensure you are giving your car to someone who deserves it and is not there to only take advantage of you. There are hundreds of deserving charities available. You can donate to cancer, salvation army, and even goodwill.

Maybe the best place to give your car is the first place that comes to mind when you think “donate”.  There is a reason why car donation businesses place those ads on billboards and TV. They take huge percentages of the donation money. Don’t waste your donation on somebody who doesn’t deserve it.