It’s great to use sites like Craigslist or Facebook Market place to sell items but do you really want some stranger coming to your house. While most of the these meetings are harmless there’s always the thought of an unstable person or even a robbery set-up.
Marlboro Township has taken the initiative to introduce an Online Internet Exchange Zone. The Exchange Zone or meet up location is at the municipal parking lot where you can meet 24/7 in a well lit area that has a surveillance camera.
Here’s How it Works: Prior to the meeting the seller will register the sale on the town’s website. That’s it, nice and simply and a great, safe way to meet and complete an online sale without strangers coming to your house.
“The safety and security of Township residents is of paramount importance. I, along with the Township Council, believe that this zone is in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the Township’s residents. As internet in-person sales between strangers increase, so does the chance for violence and fraud,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik said in a statement, “By providing an area that will be video monitored by Marlboro Police, we hope to promote safer transactions between strangers.”
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