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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Monday February 11th, 2019 :: 01:50 p.m. PST


Online Buying/Selling Safety Advisory


Over the past several days, Palmdale has seen an increase in robberies due to transactions arranged through online buying/selling apps such as: Offerup, Craigslist, Facebook, Letgo (etc.)

Please follow these safety tips when using online buy/sell apps to avoid becoming the victim of a crime.

*Consider meeting in a location with surveillance cameras like the Palmdale Station lobby or the Palmdale Station parking lot. Palmdale Station has a section located in the front parking lot labeled "Exchange Zone." The Exchange Zone is monitored by 24hr surveillance cameras and is specifically designed for these type of transactions.

*Never agree to meet at night.

*Meet in a public place during daylight hours.

*Meet in a place that is well lit and visible.

*Do not agree to meet at your home, behind closed businesses, or alleyways.

*If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

*And lastly, if the buyer or seller refuses to follow these simple guidelines, this should be a red flag!

Deputy Ronald Sneed
Public Information Deputy
Palmdale Sheriff Station
750 E Avenue Q, Palmdale CA


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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
750 E Ave Q
Palmdale, CA 93550

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Ronald Sneed
Palmdale Station
[email protected]

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