Safety Tips for Using Buying and Selling Apps

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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.
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