Police department offers use of parking lot for finalizing Internet site sales

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Police Department Offers Use Of Parking Lot For Finalizing Internet Site Sales
Finding a deal on Craigslist can be exhilarating, but actually meeting with a complete stranger to finalize the exchange fills many with fear and dread.

Police in Bellingham, Massachusetts have found a way to put both buyers and sellers at ease. They are offering up the use of their surveillance camera equipped parking lot. A sign posted in the designated area reads, "Internet Purchase Exchange Location. This Area Is under Video Surveillance."

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Bellingham Police shared the news on their Facebook page. They encourage residents who partake in services like Craigslist and Facebook Yard Sale, "...to take advantage of this location." And further note, "Please don't meet strangers at private residences or in areas that you are unfamiliar with."

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