Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.
After a recent number of Craiglist- associated assaults, online shoppers are wisely applying more caution when using this online social buying-selling tool. The Seattle Police Department has taken a proactive approach, suggesting people use its station lobbies as meetup, pickup or drop off points for deals. Clean, legal ones only of course. (Gizmodo)
Seattle is not the first state to offer its law enforcement HQs as a safe place to meet; other cities to join the trend include Seattle, Beaufort, Boca Raton, Columbia (South Carolina), Missouri and Virginia Beach. The logic certainly checks out – police stations are open 24/7, offering the ability to pick up your deals any time of day without having to worry about being kidnapped, raped or murdered.
*Rule of thumb – whenever you are buying something from someone you don’t know (online or otherwise), meet in a public space. Take care of you, no matter how amazing a deal may sound.
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