It’s very important to take the same precautions online as you would offline. When meeting someone for the first time, it’s best if you:
- Consider having a friend or family member accompany you when someone comes to view an item or complete a transaction
- Always have your cell phone with you when meeting someone
- If you feel uncomfortable meeting someone at your residence, arrange to meet in a very public place, during the day or where there is good overhead lighting, with a lot of foot traffic
- Trust your instincts
Taking these simple precautions helps make second hand shopping online safer for everyone.
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