Police Agencies Set-Up ‘Safe Zones’ to Help Deter Online Crime

Consumers are buying and selling goods online via eBay, Craigslist, and other classified sites more than ever — all in the name of getting a good deal. While most transactions occur with the help of the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS, some still require a face-to-face meeting, and that has led to crimes as horrendous as a woman in Colorado having her unborn baby cut out of her womb when she went to buy baby clothing advertised on Craigslist.

That’s why police agencies across the country are opening their parking lots to users of these classifieds sites as a safe way to finalize their online transactions.

Read the full story on The Patch.

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