Prince George's County Police Department urges anyone who uses any type of classified ad to follow these safety tips:
- Never go alone to the transaction location. Always try to bring a second person with you.
- It's best to talk to potential seller or buyer on the phone. Do not communicate only through an app or online.
- Only meet a potential buyer or seller in a public place - such as a shopping center.
- Trust your instincts. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Unless the item is too large to bring out of your home, never invite a buyer to your home.