To keep Craigslist exchanges from going bad, “safe transaction zones” offer police supervision while meeting strangers
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office (New York) is offering residents a safer place to conduct these in-person transactions.
Two “Safe Transaction Zones” have been established to prevent some of the crimes associated with online transactions, like robbery, theft and assault. The zones, located outside the Sheriff’s facilities in Riverhead and Yaphank, are in full view of on-duty deputy sheriffs and will help deter criminals who are looking to commit crimes against unsuspecting strangers online.
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