Marshall police designate safe place for internet transactions

Marshall police designate safe place for internet transactions
(MPD)

MARSHALL, TEXAS (KSLA) - The Marshall Police Department now provides two parking spots for people to complete an online sale.

The parking spaces, in the public parking lot at 2101 East End Blvd, are dedicated Internet Purchase Exchange locations.

Officers will not be assigned to watch or help with the transactions, but the parking spaces will be in a well-lit area with 24-hour recorded surveillance.

“Any reluctance by either party to meet in the Marshall Police Department parking lot should be taken as a warning sign about the legitimacy of the sale,” wrote MPD Public Information Officer Kelly Colvin. “A buyer/seller that will communicate only via email, will not provide a telephone number, or attempts to make a last minute change in venue should make you reconsider following through with the purchase.”

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