I saw several people share something alarming on Facebook yesterday about an incident that allegedly happened in DeKalb on Sunday.

Obviously, the following is only one person's account of what took place, but I think it's a pretty powerful example of why using shopping apps that involve meet-ups with strangers is always something you need to be extremely careful doing.

 

When attempting to sell items via social media sites or apps, PLEASE remember that almost all public safety buildings in the area offer some kind of safe meeting zones that are monitored and exist for exactly these kinds of situations. Use them, and bring along another person you know, (if possible), when meeting a stranger for an exchange.

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