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Collier County Sheriffs remind people to be safe when buying or selling valuables online

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 16:37:03-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The Collier County Sheriffs Office is warning those selling valuables online to be safe.

Deputies say in some instance’s sellers agree to meet buyers in a different place, and this sometimes can be unsafe.

Buyers have been known to take things and run. One case involved a victim being injured by a gun.

Collier Sheriffs offer several tips to stay safe while buying or selling things online:

Meet during the day, never after dark.

Always meet in a busy public place like a bank, shopping plaza, or gas station.

Look for places to meet that have surveillance cameras.

Bring a friend whenever meeting a potential buyer.

Trust your instincts. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t go.