Va. police establish safe zones for online buyers, sellers to meet

WASHINGTON — Online shopping in three Virginia areas just got a bit safer.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericksburg Police Department and Stafford County Sheriff’s Office have established safe zones for online buyers and sellers to meet in-person — without fear — at the following locations:

  • Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office: 9119 Dean Ridings Lane, Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • Fredericksburg Police Department: 2200 Cowan Blvd., Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Stafford County Sheriff’s Office – Public Safety Center: 1225 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia

The law enforcement agencies will use their parking lots as safe environments to complete online sales, the police say. The designated safe zones include video surveillance and will be available 24/7.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement that they aren’t responsible for any problems concerning the sales, only that they are conducted safely. And they add that if a seller or buyer doesn’t want to make a deal in the safe zone, that can be an indication that you  don’t want to do business with them.

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