Port Orange Police Department facilitates a safe zone for private transactions

In a recent article the Daytona Beach NewsJournal reported about a new safe spot for private transactions such as often advertised in Craigslist, Facebook or elsewhere online.

Sherzer Insurance applauds the Port Orange Police Department for facilitating private business transactions in a safe zone. 

Port Orange police sets up safe spot for Craigslist transactions

Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:18 p.m.

An area where people can safely complete sales transactions initiated on Craigslist or social media has been set up at the Port Orange Police Department.

The area, which became official Monday, and is dubbed the E-Commerce Exchange Zone, is under video surveillance and offers a neutral spot where transactions can be completed, police said.

The goal is to “prevent victimization of unsuspecting participants and as always continue to create the safest possible environment for our citizens,” police said.

Earlier this month, a man was robbed of a cellphone he was attempting to sell in the parking lot of the Pavilion in Port Orange. And last year, a Daytona Beach man who had moved to Georgia to attend college was killed after he met two men who were advertising the sale of an iPhone.

Anyone with questions about the E-Commerce Zone can call Officer Evan Doyle, 386-506-5822, or email at edoyle@port-orange.org

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