Effingham Sheriffs Offering Parking Lot as Craigslist Safe Zone

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. – If you’re looking for a place to conduct your Craigslist and other e-commerce transactions safely, the Effingham Sheriff’s Office has you covered.

They are offering their parking lot as a “Craigslist & E-Commerce Safe Zone.”

Sheriff Jimmie McDuffie designated an area of their lot to remain under video surveillance, making it not only safe for transactions, but a child custody exchange when needed.

Sheriff’s Officials off the following advice when using the zone:

  • Trade with local buyers/sellers
  • Never go to a transaction alone
  • Make sure family members or a friend are aware of the transaction and the meeting place
  • Always insist on meeting in a public area like our safe transaction zone
  • Never allow a stranger into your home nor you into theirs
  • Try to plan all transactions during daylight hours for increased safety
  • Be extra careful when buying or selling valuables like vehicles or jewelry
  • Trust your instincts – if it feels like a scam then it probably is
  • If someone is unwilling to meet you at the Sheriff’s Office safe zone then it is probably not a legitimate deal

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