Smith George

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Last night I parked in the lot off of Germantown Avenue at Northern Liberties on the suggestion of the Restaurant Kings Oak. The lot was crowded, but I happened to find a good spot. When I returned 90 minutes later, my car was gone,

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Last night I parked in the lot off of Germantown Avenue at Northern Liberties on the suggestion of the Restaurant Kings Oak. The lot was crowded, but I happened to find a good spot. When I returned 90 minutes later, my car was gone,

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I feel like I was avtarget of George Smoth towing today!! I parked my car in a lot on Temple campus next to Qdobas. There were no signs on the side were I parked my car about paying a kiosk machine or where the machine was located ( spot

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I feel like I was avtarget of George Smoth towing today!! I parked my car in a lot on Temple campus next to Qdobas. There were no signs on the side were I parked my car about paying a kiosk machine or where the machine was located ( spot

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I was treated fairly
wasn't as bad as an experience as I thought it would be.

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I was treated fairly
wasn't as bad as an experience as I thought it would be.

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My fault knowing I parked in the wrong place but when I came last weekend to get my car\r
I was suprised by how friendly Eric was\r
he offered me and my dad fresh coffee and different kinds of doughnuts\r
I can't remember the last time I

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My fault knowing I parked in the wrong place but when I came last weekend to get my car\r
I was suprised by how friendly Eric was\r
he offered me and my dad fresh coffee and different kinds of doughnuts\r
I can't remember the last time I

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I work at the pizza place next to the walgreens on 18th and south st. sometimes the drivers pull into the walgreens parking lot and run back to the store to grab the deliveries and then they leave the parking lot after only a few minutes.

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I work at the pizza place next to the walgreens on 18th and south st. sometimes the drivers pull into the walgreens parking lot and run back to the store to grab the deliveries and then they leave the parking lot after only a few minutes.

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If you are or have experienced problems with this company please email Alexis.Leonard@nbcuni.com at NBC10.

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If you are or have experienced problems with this company please email Alexis.Leonard@nbcuni.com at NBC10.

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My friends car was parked in a private lot and was towed by George Smith towing (fair enough). She called and was told that she could pick it up today Saturday and they open at 9:00am "but he usually dont get there till 9:30". Ok, then

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My friends car was parked in a private lot and was towed by George Smith towing (fair enough). She called and was told that she could pick it up today Saturday and they open at 9:00am "but he usually dont get there till 9:30". Ok, then

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Yes things may b out of order w/ this company but if there is a sign or u pull into a parking lot thinking u dnt want 2 get towed on the street ur most likely getting towed in the parkin lot. Duh. This company has been open 4 YRS & should

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Yes things may b out of order w/ this company but if there is a sign or u pull into a parking lot thinking u dnt want 2 get towed on the street ur most likely getting towed in the parkin lot. Duh. This company has been open 4 YRS & should

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My family and I visited Philadelphia over Thanksgiving weekend. We had tickets to the Eagles vs Patriots game. We parked in the CVS parking lot and when we returned after the game our vehicle was gone. According to CVS they tow around

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My family and I visited Philadelphia over Thanksgiving weekend. We had tickets to the Eagles vs Patriots game. We parked in the CVS parking lot and when we returned after the game our vehicle was gone. According to CVS they tow around

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I've been through the Phily parking dance and have come to the conclusion. . . Just stay out of Philly. It's a nightmare every time I go there.

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I've been through the Phily parking dance and have come to the conclusion. . . Just stay out of Philly. It's a nightmare every time I go there.

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Listen, it's very easy to rant about how awful something like this place is and how scummy these people are.

This review is more to help anyone that's been in this situation. Be prepared to pay $205 if your car has been towed and stored

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Listen, it's very easy to rant about how awful something like this place is and how scummy these people are.

This review is more to help anyone that's been in this situation. Be prepared to pay $205 if your car has been towed and stored

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Ummm, this "company" towed my car off of the 1800 block of Kater St, while I was at work last night. Came back at around 10 pm to go home and discovered that every car was there but mine. I wasn't sure if the city towed it, but then I

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Ummm, this "company" towed my car off of the 1800 block of Kater St, while I was at work last night. Came back at around 10 pm to go home and discovered that every car was there but mine. I wasn't sure if the city towed it, but then I

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Same story as everybody else, car wronfully towed, sign hidden, folded and covered in graffiti. However, THERE IS A SOLUTION. City of Philadelphia bill no. 100213 states that In order to legally tow a vehicle the tow company must have a

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Same story as everybody else, car wronfully towed, sign hidden, folded and covered in graffiti. However, THERE IS A SOLUTION. City of Philadelphia bill no. 100213 states that In order to legally tow a vehicle the tow company must have a

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George Smith Towing along with the PPA represent in microcosm everything that is wrong with parking in Philadelphia and how hostile it's citizens are becoming because of it. This isn't about parking that is illegal or is affecting anyone

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George Smith Towing along with the PPA represent in microcosm everything that is wrong with parking in Philadelphia and how hostile it's citizens are becoming because of it. This isn't about parking that is illegal or is affecting anyone

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On Saturday October 23rd, I met a friend at Chickie's and Pete's in South Philadelphia on Packer Ave. I arrived at 6pm and stayed until 9pm. When I walked out I noticed my car was not there so I walked with my friend to his car and he

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On Saturday October 23rd, I met a friend at Chickie's and Pete's in South Philadelphia on Packer Ave. I arrived at 6pm and stayed until 9pm. When I walked out I noticed my car was not there so I walked with my friend to his car and he

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Today they towed my car from my assigned space in my condo building's parking lot with a tag showing it was assigned to that space. I will be sure my condo association cancels it's contract with Mr. Smith.

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Today they towed my car from my assigned space in my condo building's parking lot with a tag showing it was assigned to that space. I will be sure my condo association cancels it's contract with Mr. Smith.

Pros: High sensitivity

Cons: Low specificity

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I have created an email address if you would like to come together to put an end to this extortion. This is absurd and we have rights.

downwithgeorgesmithtowing@gmail

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I have created an email address if you would like to come together to put an end to this extortion. This is absurd and we have rights.

downwithgeorgesmithtowing@gmail

Cons: Extortion, illegality, dangerous, unsafe, crooked

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SOME FAT PIG TOWS CARS. THEY DO NOT EVEN HAVE SIGNS POSTED INFORMING PEOPLE THEY ARE THE TOW COMPANY. IN ADDITION, TOW SIGNS MUST HAVE "TOWED AT OWNERS RISK". THEIR PERSON JOHN WHO ANSWERS THE PHONE FOR THEM IS ILLITERATE. HE ONLY KNOWS HOW TO SAY MY NAME IS JOHN AND THE WORD OK. HE DOESNT KNOW WHO THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY IS & WHO HE WORKS FOR. HE WAS A JERK, THE FAT SLOB WHO TOWS THE CARS IS AN IDIOT AND ALSO CAME FROM THE SLUMS.

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SOME FAT PIG TOWS CARS. THEY DO NOT EVEN HAVE SIGNS POSTED INFORMING PEOPLE THEY ARE THE TOW COMPANY. IN ADDITION, TOW SIGNS MUST HAVE "TOWED AT OWNERS RISK". THEIR PERSON JOHN WHO ANSWERS THE PHONE FOR THEM IS ILLITERATE. HE ONLY KNOWS HOW TO SAY MY NAME IS JOHN AND THE WORD OK. HE DOESNT KNOW WHO THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY IS & WHO HE WORKS FOR. HE WAS A JERK, THE FAT SLOB WHO TOWS THE CARS IS AN IDIOT AND ALSO CAME FROM THE SLUMS.

Pros: FAT PIG TOWS CARS

Cons: FAT PIG TOWS CARS

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THIS IS THE WORST COMPANY IN THE WORLD NEXT TO THE PHILADELPHIA PARKING AUTHORITY THEY ARE VERY RUDE THEY HUNG UP ON ME WHEN I WAS TELLING THEM HOW COULD THEY TOW MY CAR. I WAS PARKED AT 16TH STREET NEAR TEMPLE UNIVERSITY I WAS COMING FROM THE DAMN BANK AND MY CAR WAS GONE. WHEN I DIDNT SEE (AFTER THE FACT) ANY SIGNS WHICH WERE HIDDEN SO YOU REALLY COULDNT SEE THEM. THEN THEY HAD A NERVE TO CHARGE ME $180.00 WHEN ITS REALLY $150.00 TALKING ABOUT TOWING FEES WHEN THEY ONLY HAD MY CAR FOR TWO HOURS I DONT KNOW HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH STEALING PEOPLE MONEY.THERE HAS TO BE SOME WAY TO REPORT THEM THEN THEY TELL ME I HAVE TO PAY $2.00 FOR TAX WHAT TYPE OF SH*T IS THAT!!!!! THEN I HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY TO A DAMN ATM MACHINE BECAUSE THEY ONLY TAKE CASH THEN I GO BACK TO THE PLACE THEN I COULDNT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL THEY WERE SAYING BECAUSE YOU CANT SEE THERE FACE HELL YOU BEARLY KNOW IF IT'S OPENED OR CLOSED. I HAD TO GO GET MY OWN CAR NO WHEN THEY LIFT UP THAT MEDAL GATE AND YOU NEVER SEE A PERSON COME OUT THE WHOLE TIME THEY ARE SOME A$$$ESS AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE WHO STEAL PEOPLE CARS AND MAKE UP FAKE CHARGES....ANYONE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH THEM WHO DO WE REPORT THESE PEOPLE TO MAY FOX 29 NEWS

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THIS IS THE WORST COMPANY IN THE WORLD NEXT TO THE PHILADELPHIA PARKING AUTHORITY THEY ARE VERY RUDE THEY HUNG UP ON ME WHEN I WAS TELLING THEM HOW COULD THEY TOW MY CAR. I WAS PARKED AT 16TH STREET NEAR TEMPLE UNIVERSITY I WAS COMING FROM THE DAMN BANK AND MY CAR WAS GONE. WHEN I DIDNT SEE (AFTER THE FACT) ANY SIGNS WHICH WERE HIDDEN SO YOU REALLY COULDNT SEE THEM. THEN THEY HAD A NERVE TO CHARGE ME $180.00 WHEN ITS REALLY $150.00 TALKING ABOUT TOWING FEES WHEN THEY ONLY HAD MY CAR FOR TWO HOURS I DONT KNOW HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH STEALING PEOPLE MONEY.THERE HAS TO BE SOME WAY TO REPORT THEM THEN THEY TELL ME I HAVE TO PAY $2.00 FOR TAX WHAT TYPE OF SH*T IS THAT!!!!! THEN I HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY TO A DAMN ATM MACHINE BECAUSE THEY ONLY TAKE CASH THEN I GO BACK TO THE PLACE THEN I COULDNT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL THEY WERE SAYING BECAUSE YOU CANT SEE THERE FACE HELL YOU BEARLY KNOW IF IT'S OPENED OR CLOSED. I HAD TO GO GET MY OWN CAR NO WHEN THEY LIFT UP THAT MEDAL GATE AND YOU NEVER SEE A PERSON COME OUT THE WHOLE TIME THEY ARE SOME A$$$ESS AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE WHO STEAL PEOPLE CARS AND MAKE UP FAKE CHARGES....ANYONE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH THEM WHO DO WE REPORT THESE PEOPLE TO MAY FOX 29 NEWS

Pros: someone needs to investigate them

Cons: they need to be shut down

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We took our daughter to the Temple open house on 11/21/09. Parked behind the stores near the Liacouras Center. Payed to park but came back 20 minutes late.
Extremely rude person answers phone and tells us it will be 180.00 to get car back. Didn't mention that it was cash only. Also wouldn't confirm if the car was even in their possession. Get in a disgusting cab and went to the even more disgusting impound lot. A faceless voice rudely yelled that it was cash only and still wouldn't confirm that the car was on the lot. Got back in the cab to find an ATM machine which took forever. Cab ended up costing about 40.00. Gave the faceless thug behind the tinted glass the 180.00 and magically the huge steel door opened. Had to walk to the back of the lot to find the car. Kept expecting to be attacked by a junk yard dog but luckily that didn't happen. Drove off and the steel door magically opened to let us out. Never saw a person during the entire process. They are literally getting away with robbery. I plan to report this to one of the local news stations but from the sounds of it nothing will happen as this towing company seems to have some kind of hold over authority in this city.

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We took our daughter to the Temple open house on 11/21/09. Parked behind the stores near the Liacouras Center. Payed to park but came back 20 minutes late.
Extremely rude person answers phone and tells us it will be 180.00 to get car back. Didn't mention that it was cash only. Also wouldn't confirm if the car was even in their possession. Get in a disgusting cab and went to the even more disgusting impound lot. A faceless voice rudely yelled that it was cash only and still wouldn't confirm that the car was on the lot. Got back in the cab to find an ATM machine which took forever. Cab ended up costing about 40.00. Gave the faceless thug behind the tinted glass the 180.00 and magically the huge steel door opened. Had to walk to the back of the lot to find the car. Kept expecting to be attacked by a junk yard dog but luckily that didn't happen. Drove off and the steel door magically opened to let us out. Never saw a person during the entire process. They are literally getting away with robbery. I plan to report this to one of the local news stations but from the sounds of it nothing will happen as this towing company seems to have some kind of hold over authority in this city.

Pros: There were no gunshots during the robbery

Cons: They are rip off artists

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My car was high jacked by these thieves yesterday. My car was in the shopping plaza on 1501 N. Broad St. I went shopping in the plaza at about 6p.m. I then left and went window shopping on Temple's Campus while I waited for my friend to show up. I came back, parked my car, and met up with my friend in this same lot at 9:50 p.m. We parked our cars and head across the street for some food and fun. We come back after a few of hours of spending time and revenue in the city. Only to find our cars missing! We gather our thoughts and realize there is a sign that says something about cars being illegally parked. Illegally Parked! Never did I imagine having to pay $180 for willingly patronizing legal business's and consequently be unwillingly towed by an illegal business.

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My car was high jacked by these thieves yesterday. My car was in the shopping plaza on 1501 N. Broad St. I went shopping in the plaza at about 6p.m. I then left and went window shopping on Temple's Campus while I waited for my friend to show up. I came back, parked my car, and met up with my friend in this same lot at 9:50 p.m. We parked our cars and head across the street for some food and fun. We come back after a few of hours of spending time and revenue in the city. Only to find our cars missing! We gather our thoughts and realize there is a sign that says something about cars being illegally parked. Illegally Parked! Never did I imagine having to pay $180 for willingly patronizing legal business's and consequently be unwillingly towed by an illegal business.

Pros: none

Cons: all of them at George Smith Towing

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Same story as everybody else. Car was towed one evening for supposedly illegal parking. I ended up being charged 235 bucks to get my car back. They picked my car up at like 9:30 pm, by 10 the next morning they charged me for two days storage when they hadn't stored my car even 24 hrs. There are several charges listed that dont make any sense, but when I tried to discuss the charges they tacked on 25 bucks more for "getting short with him". Totally a shady run operation!! As is no surprise they have several late model tow trucks that are very nice. As the other reviews say, you never see anybody. You hand over however much cash they demand, along with your drivers license and they raise the garage door so you can find your own vehicle. There has to be something illegal about the way the place is run!

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Same story as everybody else. Car was towed one evening for supposedly illegal parking. I ended up being charged 235 bucks to get my car back. They picked my car up at like 9:30 pm, by 10 the next morning they charged me for two days storage when they hadn't stored my car even 24 hrs. There are several charges listed that dont make any sense, but when I tried to discuss the charges they tacked on 25 bucks more for "getting short with him". Totally a shady run operation!! As is no surprise they have several late model tow trucks that are very nice. As the other reviews say, you never see anybody. You hand over however much cash they demand, along with your drivers license and they raise the garage door so you can find your own vehicle. There has to be something illegal about the way the place is run!

Pros: pros?? they are pros at taking honest peoples $$$$$

Cons: unending list of cons!

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There must be a good reason why this guy continues to illegally tow cars from lots where there is clear documentation verifying the vehicle is legally parked. With the rates that are charged for towing and storage, perhaps there is some "sharing" relationship with the authorities who are responsible for ensuring peoples' rights are not violated. Why else would he be allowed to continue to exploit people.
A friend had his car towed from a private lot last night.
The parking permit was visibly displayed. When my friend tried to report the car as stolen at the local police substation on South Street, the officer was obvioulsy frustrated that he had been interrupted from the computer game he was playing. When my friend explained that he wanted to report his car stolen, the officer replied that it wouldn't be worth the effort. He stated the report would just be "filed".
This behavior will continue until enough people demand that he be held responsible.
Perhaps the PPA could begin arbitraily booting and towing his wreckers. I am sure he would be greeted with the same warmth and consideration he has bestowed on his many victims!

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There must be a good reason why this guy continues to illegally tow cars from lots where there is clear documentation verifying the vehicle is legally parked. With the rates that are charged for towing and storage, perhaps there is some "sharing" relationship with the authorities who are responsible for ensuring peoples' rights are not violated. Why else would he be allowed to continue to exploit people.
A friend had his car towed from a private lot last night.
The parking permit was visibly displayed. When my friend tried to report the car as stolen at the local police substation on South Street, the officer was obvioulsy frustrated that he had been interrupted from the computer game he was playing. When my friend explained that he wanted to report his car stolen, the officer replied that it wouldn't be worth the effort. He stated the report would just be "filed".
This behavior will continue until enough people demand that he be held responsible.
Perhaps the PPA could begin arbitraily booting and towing his wreckers. I am sure he would be greeted with the same warmth and consideration he has bestowed on his many victims!

Cons: Look the Other Way

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Same experiance as everyone else. Car hijacked in the middle of the night. No notes, shady markings, cash required, added tax that does not make sense, no human interaction, third world Gitmo impound conditions.
How many more complaints does it take? EVERYBODY has the same story and the same questions.
Why hasn't the FBI or someone on a Federal level stepped in?

It isn't only extortion, but it is down right dangerous.

Somebody please help.

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Same experiance as everyone else. Car hijacked in the middle of the night. No notes, shady markings, cash required, added tax that does not make sense, no human interaction, third world Gitmo impound conditions.
How many more complaints does it take? EVERYBODY has the same story and the same questions.
Why hasn't the FBI or someone on a Federal level stepped in?

It isn't only extortion, but it is down right dangerous.

Somebody please help.

Pros: None

Cons: to put it mildly

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Got towed, had the badge in the car, it fell. They admitted they saw it but would not let my car go without cash. Has anyone tried taking them to small claims court?

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Got towed, had the badge in the car, it fell. They admitted they saw it but would not let my car go without cash. Has anyone tried taking them to small claims court?

Pros: None

Cons: Unfair and Unjust

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The past thursday night that just went by, i got out of work around 11pm and dropped off food for my cousin at Drexel University, i was parked illegally for no longer than 5 mins, just to go in and out, i was not blocking any traffic at all, this jerkk tow truck that worked for George Smith tried to tow my car saying the " owner called my car in" total BS!!! besides all that! he didnt just TRY to tow my car, instead he backed in too far and HITT my car, when i told him he damaged my car, he tried to deny it when it was CLEAR that he smashed it... THIS COMPANY SHOULD DEFINITELY BE PUT IN CHECK!! SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS COMPANY DOWN...

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The past thursday night that just went by, i got out of work around 11pm and dropped off food for my cousin at Drexel University, i was parked illegally for no longer than 5 mins, just to go in and out, i was not blocking any traffic at all, this jerkk tow truck that worked for George Smith tried to tow my car saying the " owner called my car in" total BS!!! besides all that! he didnt just TRY to tow my car, instead he backed in too far and HITT my car, when i told him he damaged my car, he tried to deny it when it was CLEAR that he smashed it... THIS COMPANY SHOULD DEFINITELY BE PUT IN CHECK!! SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT THIS COMPANY DOWN...

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They towed my car from a lot on broad street for no reason at all. When I called them, the guy I spoke to was incredibly rude and told me it'd cost 150. I had to take a cab all the way to 61st street and the driver told me this place was bad news and "You don't wanna get mixed up with these guys." When I got up to the fully tinted window, they charged me 180 for my car. After I paid, they just opened the gate and let me find my car; I didn't see a single person the whole time! When I finally got in my car it smelled horrendously of burned rubber.

Something seriously needs to be done about these guys.

Do NOT go to this place alone! My cabby actually stayed and made sure I got my car safely; That says something.

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They towed my car from a lot on broad street for no reason at all. When I called them, the guy I spoke to was incredibly rude and told me it'd cost 150. I had to take a cab all the way to 61st street and the driver told me this place was bad news and "You don't wanna get mixed up with these guys." When I got up to the fully tinted window, they charged me 180 for my car. After I paid, they just opened the gate and let me find my car; I didn't see a single person the whole time! When I finally got in my car it smelled horrendously of burned rubber.

Something seriously needs to be done about these guys.

Do NOT go to this place alone! My cabby actually stayed and made sure I got my car safely; That says something.

Pros: Tinted glass prevents you from seeing their slimy toad faces.

Cons: Yes they are.

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This is the shadiest business out there. Even the cop that stopped us in my taxi ride over there said that they do shady business. I'm going to try to do whatever I can to help take them down. A bunch of bums that hide behind tinted glass at their place and in their vehicles. I was towed at Avenue North by Temple University like many others. Its no parking 3am to like 7am and the car was gone by 3. They take your car then you can't even get it back till they open back up.

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This is the shadiest business out there. Even the cop that stopped us in my taxi ride over there said that they do shady business. I'm going to try to do whatever I can to help take them down. A bunch of bums that hide behind tinted glass at their place and in their vehicles. I was towed at Avenue North by Temple University like many others. Its no parking 3am to like 7am and the car was gone by 3. They take your car then you can't even get it back till they open back up.

Pros: none

Cons: scums, at least $180 cash only how convenient

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Scum...steal your car...then require cash payment. Was parked in front of my own driveway, towed and held hostage. Stole my golf clubs out of my trunk.

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Scum...steal your car...then require cash payment. Was parked in front of my own driveway, towed and held hostage. Stole my golf clubs out of my trunk.

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This place is scary. They take your car, with or without just cause, to an unlit, unmarked storage yard in the armpit of Philadelphia. Seriously, do not go alone to pick up your car. Oh, and it is $180 . . . cash. I don't know of any reputable business that only accepts cash. The people are absolute jerks. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do because you need your car. This is the definition of extortion. The worst part is I see their signs all over the city, which means they are getting away with this and somehow doing it with impunity. My only advice . . . if you see their sign, park far away!

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This place is scary. They take your car, with or without just cause, to an unlit, unmarked storage yard in the armpit of Philadelphia. Seriously, do not go alone to pick up your car. Oh, and it is $180 . . . cash. I don't know of any reputable business that only accepts cash. The people are absolute jerks. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do because you need your car. This is the definition of extortion. The worst part is I see their signs all over the city, which means they are getting away with this and somehow doing it with impunity. My only advice . . . if you see their sign, park far away!

Pros: I'm still alive

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These people towed cars off a lot around 9th street today. By towing your car they have violated at least 5 sections of the Philadelphia code 9-605. The police did not put up the temporary police regulation sign. If you are one of the victims please call the district attorney's office.

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These people towed cars off a lot around 9th street today. By towing your car they have violated at least 5 sections of the Philadelphia code 9-605. The police did not put up the temporary police regulation sign. If you are one of the victims please call the district attorney's office.

Pros: none

Cons: 200

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My parents came down to visit me at my apartment at Avenue North at Temple's campus and parked in the lot directly behind the building. The ONLY signs related to illegal parking and possible towing say that illegally parked vehicles will be towed. There is not a word anywhere of what constitutes an illegally parked vehicle. Nobody knows and there's no official way to find out either. The people at George Smith don't know either, we've asked a driver. They conveniently don't have a web site either. My parents parked there for a few hours as we went downtown. When we came back the vehicle was gone. There is no logical reason why it should have been towed. This company and everything they do is a complete scam. They absolutely take advantage of people and extort money from them by towing their vehicles without any real reason. They trap as many people as possible and I'm sure they're doing very well for themselves over there on Shady Lane. If I could give them negative stars, I most certainly would.

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My parents came down to visit me at my apartment at Avenue North at Temple's campus and parked in the lot directly behind the building. The ONLY signs related to illegal parking and possible towing say that illegally parked vehicles will be towed. There is not a word anywhere of what constitutes an illegally parked vehicle. Nobody knows and there's no official way to find out either. The people at George Smith don't know either, we've asked a driver. They conveniently don't have a web site either. My parents parked there for a few hours as we went downtown. When we came back the vehicle was gone. There is no logical reason why it should have been towed. This company and everything they do is a complete scam. They absolutely take advantage of people and extort money from them by towing their vehicles without any real reason. They trap as many people as possible and I'm sure they're doing very well for themselves over there on Shady Lane. If I could give them negative stars, I most certainly would.

Pros: There are none

Cons: They stole my parent's car and made them pay money for it back

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Me and a few of my girlfriends were goin to the phillies game we parked at the cvs parking lot on broad and pattison and left to go to the game. We came back alittle tipsy to find our car missing we called george smith towing and they said it was there. They told me it will be 178.75 in cash because i parked and left the lot. I fully understand that i was wrong. They sent a tow truck to pick me up and drove me to get my car. When i arrived there I was in and out they also showed me great respect. Also the Italian guys in the office were hott as hell. These guys got a bad rap so if your wrong accept it and stop all the cryin...

PS The phils ost witch made it even worse..

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Me and a few of my girlfriends were goin to the phillies game we parked at the cvs parking lot on broad and pattison and left to go to the game. We came back alittle tipsy to find our car missing we called george smith towing and they said it was there. They told me it will be 178.75 in cash because i parked and left the lot. I fully understand that i was wrong. They sent a tow truck to pick me up and drove me to get my car. When i arrived there I was in and out they also showed me great respect. Also the Italian guys in the office were hott as hell. These guys got a bad rap so if your wrong accept it and stop all the cryin...

PS The phils ost witch made it even worse..

Pros: Thumbs up

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I attended a Phillies/Mets game at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2008. After the game my vehicle was gone from its parking space in the lot along Darien Street. The lot was signed for event parking and I paid $10.00 to park. A large Neanderthal type selling pretzels pretended he witness nothing but then I noticed the George Smith Towing sign that his larger than life frame was hiding. My guess is that he or someone else hanging out picks out the victims and is somehow rewarded. For those of you who are not wise to the world of vehicular storage in the City of Philadelphia; George Smith Towing has been around for over 30 years that I know of and the only thing that has changed is the price of their extortion. For this to continue for so many years only leads me to believe that the big story is not about towing, its about extortion, payoffs and protection money and obviously many people in city government must be involved. What better way to extort money out of businesses, citizens and tourist. They don?t come around for a check they just extort money from patrons. Philadelphia PD, sets a poor example and raises some questions about ethics by turning a blind eye to blatant extortion. George Smith Towing must be very busy with the elections around the corner. I think a tow rate increase is in order to cover all the political contributions.

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★★★★☆

I attended a Phillies/Mets game at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2008. After the game my vehicle was gone from its parking space in the lot along Darien Street. The lot was signed for event parking and I paid $10.00 to park. A large Neanderthal type selling pretzels pretended he witness nothing but then I noticed the George Smith Towing sign that his larger than life frame was hiding. My guess is that he or someone else hanging out picks out the victims and is somehow rewarded. For those of you who are not wise to the world of vehicular storage in the City of Philadelphia; George Smith Towing has been around for over 30 years that I know of and the only thing that has changed is the price of their extortion. For this to continue for so many years only leads me to believe that the big story is not about towing, its about extortion, payoffs and protection money and obviously many people in city government must be involved. What better way to extort money out of businesses, citizens and tourist. They don?t come around for a check they just extort money from patrons. Philadelphia PD, sets a poor example and raises some questions about ethics by turning a blind eye to blatant extortion. George Smith Towing must be very busy with the elections around the corner. I think a tow rate increase is in order to cover all the political contributions.

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George Smith towing took advantage of me yesterday on Delancy Street in Philly. I went into Penn Vet hospital for an interview and was asked where I parked, when they told me I should go out and move my car cause it was not a good place to park I walked out the door and George Smith was about to tow my car. It wasnt even on the tow truck yet but they had trapped my car into it's spot. Before I could move my car to another place, I had to pay them $150 cash for them to move out of the way and not tow me. What the heck is that!!! No mercy, they didnt even tow me yet and wanted me to pay!! So.....I had to pay them cash! $150 becasue he threatened to impound me!! What a great day for an interview!!! This company is very unfair and in it to rip people off!

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★☆☆☆☆

George Smith towing took advantage of me yesterday on Delancy Street in Philly. I went into Penn Vet hospital for an interview and was asked where I parked, when they told me I should go out and move my car cause it was not a good place to park I walked out the door and George Smith was about to tow my car. It wasnt even on the tow truck yet but they had trapped my car into it's spot. Before I could move my car to another place, I had to pay them $150 cash for them to move out of the way and not tow me. What the heck is that!!! No mercy, they didnt even tow me yet and wanted me to pay!! So.....I had to pay them cash! $150 becasue he threatened to impound me!! What a great day for an interview!!! This company is very unfair and in it to rip people off!

Cons: Then the driver says to me..."You are obviously not form Philadelphia!" What the heck is that supposed to mean? I have lived here for many years, thats the people who give this city a bad name!

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I was at Chickie and Pete's restaurant celebrating a birthday dinner. I arrived at the restaurant at 6:40 with my boyfriend. I had dinner with family and friends and were going to meet up for dessert afterwards. The time on our bill from Chickie's said 8:46. I go to the parking lot to get my car and it's gone. I thought it was stolen. Here George Smith Towing was stalking me when I parked and came to the wild conclusion I was going to the Phillies game, WRONG. I was then driven to a shady part of town in the "Chickie" bus to show the shady people our bill, so that they could release my BMW that wasn't towed on a flat bed. The saddest thing about this story is the person who rides the Chickie bus say's that they do it to tons of people on a daily basis. They unlawful/stole me car and that seems to be ok. What's wrong with this picture????

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★☆☆☆☆

I was at Chickie and Pete's restaurant celebrating a birthday dinner. I arrived at the restaurant at 6:40 with my boyfriend. I had dinner with family and friends and were going to meet up for dessert afterwards. The time on our bill from Chickie's said 8:46. I go to the parking lot to get my car and it's gone. I thought it was stolen. Here George Smith Towing was stalking me when I parked and came to the wild conclusion I was going to the Phillies game, WRONG. I was then driven to a shady part of town in the "Chickie" bus to show the shady people our bill, so that they could release my BMW that wasn't towed on a flat bed. The saddest thing about this story is the person who rides the Chickie bus say's that they do it to tons of people on a daily basis. They unlawful/stole me car and that seems to be ok. What's wrong with this picture????

Cons: THUMBS DOWN. SHADY TOWING SERVICE

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Horrible. They towed my car that had the correct permit in it and I had to take a cab down to 3103 61st street (a very shady area) to get it back. I told they guy that my car had a permit in it, but he said that it didn't and that I had to pay almost $200 in cash to get it back. When I paid the guys he brought me to my car and I saw that he had stolen the permit!

I talked to my friend who is a cop around here and he said that this company is known for doing things like this. I did a bit of research and found out that the University of Pennsylvania fired them as their towing service a few years ago because they were towing cars while drunk and towing cars with permits and then stealing the permits out of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible. They towed my car that had the correct permit in it and I had to take a cab down to 3103 61st street (a very shady area) to get it back. I told they guy that my car had a permit in it, but he said that it didn't and that I had to pay almost $200 in cash to get it back. When I paid the guys he brought me to my car and I saw that he had stolen the permit!

I talked to my friend who is a cop around here and he said that this company is known for doing things like this. I did a bit of research and found out that the University of Pennsylvania fired them as their towing service a few years ago because they were towing cars while drunk and towing cars with permits and then stealing the permits out of them.

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They will tow your car even though you have a parking permit in plain view on the dashboard. When I called and told them I had a permit, they denied it. They scammed me out of $200. I have heard from others that this is the way they operate. They hire low life and that is how they operate. REAL TRASH !!

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★☆☆☆☆

They will tow your car even though you have a parking permit in plain view on the dashboard. When I called and told them I had a permit, they denied it. They scammed me out of $200. I have heard from others that this is the way they operate. They hire low life and that is how they operate. REAL TRASH !!

Cons: thumbs down

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This company is very frustrating to deal with. They are extremely unprofessional. The individuals whom I spoke with on the phone were rude and unhelpful. They only take CASH and CASH ONLY!!!! This is illegal and should be reported to the proper authorities. They billed me close to 200 dollars to tow my automobile 4 miles away. These people are jerks and scam artists. I hope their buisness goes under like the piece of "you know what" they are.

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★☆☆☆☆

This company is very frustrating to deal with. They are extremely unprofessional. The individuals whom I spoke with on the phone were rude and unhelpful. They only take CASH and CASH ONLY!!!! This is illegal and should be reported to the proper authorities. They billed me close to 200 dollars to tow my automobile 4 miles away. These people are jerks and scam artists. I hope their buisness goes under like the piece of "you know what" they are.

 

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