The Rockland Police Department decided to establish two safe exchange zones as well. One is designated right in their own parking lot at 1 Police Plaza and the other is in J.C. Penney’s parking lot in the Rockland Plaza.
If you have any questions about these safe exchange zones, contact the Rockland Police Department at call: 207-593-9132. Read the full story, including safety tips, here.
The program, called the Online Transaction Safety Zone, is intended to protect users of the website from becoming victims of criminals posing as buyers or sellers. For more details, click here.
Augusta deputy chief Jared Mills says the decision is not based on any recent crimes in the city, but is in response to the growing use of online sales sites such as Craigslist.
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Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills, speaking Tuesday during a news conference at Augusta police headquarters on Union Street in Augusta, explains a plan to let people making online sales meet in the Police Department’s lobby to complete such transactions
Scarborough joins growing list of Maine police departments offering safe zones for internet transactions
The Scarborough Police Department parking lot on Westwood Avenue will be a safe area for people to meet to execute transactions from online sites such as craigslist or who need a secure place to meet. Police departments in Augusta, Auburn, Paris and South Portland offer similar safe zones for the public to meet.
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