Windsor police offer tips for staying safe when buying and selling items online

Digital marketplaces are bringing the idea of shopping local to a whole new level.

Windsor police are reminding residents to take caution when meeting with others to buy or sell online items after numerous incidents in the city.

Police have released a list of tips to ensure you’re kept safe when exchanging items.

Windsor police recommend:

  • Always meet at a public place
  • Bring someone with you
  • Find a location with security cameras for added security
  • Meet during the day
  • Follow your instincts
  • Inspect the item before handing money over
  • Inspect money as it could be counterfeit
  • Don’t bring large amounts of money with you

Police say if something is “too good to be true,” it probably is and to trust your instincts.

We would like to remind the public to be cautious when meeting to buy or sell items posted online after multiple incidents in the city. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe when exchanging items sold or purchased online. pic.twitter.com/NffJAQZksc

— Windsor Police (@WindsorPolice) May 4, 2022