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Safe Exchange Zones in Montgomery County, Maryland

Safe Exchange Zones in Montgomery County, Maryland

 

The Montgomery County Police Department has designated Exchange Zones for residents to complete online transactions (LetGo, OfferUp, Craigslist, etc.). This Exchange Zone program has been implemented to help reduce and deter crimes such as theft, robbery, and fraud.

When selling or purchasing items from an unknown person, the Montgomery County Police Department offers the following safety tips:

Always meet the buyer or seller at an exchange zone that is well populated, well lit, and preferably at a designated police exchange zone.

Tell a friend or family member where you’re going to meet someone and when possible, take a friend with you.

Inform the buyer/seller that you will not be alone.

Trust your instincts – if it sounds like a scam or too good to be true, it probably is.

Do not invite strangers into your home.

Never give out any personal or financial information.

For more information, click on the link below:

http://www.mymcpnews.com/2017/02/07/mcp-designates-exchange-zones-for-online-transactions/ 

MCP Designates Exchange Zones for Online Transactions

The Montgomery County Police Department has designated Exchange Zones for residents to complete online transactions.  These Exchange Zones are located at each of the six police district station’s l

www.mymcpnews.com  

This announcement was provided by Officer Kim Jones at the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland.

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • July 18 2018 05:32PM

Comments

We are starting to see safe exchange zone pop up around here. Not a bad idea.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 28 days ago

This is a great idea. I don't think I've seen anything like it here in Cali.

Posted by Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate (Top Producing Agent, C21 Troop Real Estate 1997-2018) 28 days ago

Roy Kelley - Your Police does serve to protect! I like the way they figured out a way to keep people safe.

May you always be safe!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 28 days ago

Roy, Safe Exchange Zones in Montgomery are such a great idea for those who want a safe place to sell on Craigs list...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 28 days ago

Roy- I love that communities are setting up these Safe Exchange zones for people who are going through Craig's List, OfferUp, LetGo and Other sites. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 28 days ago

A fantastic idea that I hope deters thiefs and vastly reduces crime in Montgomery County MD. Good local share, Roy.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) 28 days ago

This is very important information for anyone purchasing goods from strangers in person.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 27 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 27 days ago

Please take a few minutes for this advice.

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