DESOTO CO, Miss. - DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco is urging people to take precautions when buying or selling things on the Internet.
FOX13 found out it is a place specifically designed for that.
There are two safety exchange zones in front of the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department.
The Sheriff told FOX13 you can meet at this location 24/7 and there is always someone watching.
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Sheriff Bill Rasco said if a person is meeting someone they are buying or selling something to, there is always a camera on the side of the Sheriff’s department building pointing at the spaces.
“They don’t have to call us and let us know this camera is running 24/7, so if something happens then we will know who is out here and what time of day and everything,” he said.
Rasco told FOX13 if a person cannot make it to the safety exchange zones at the Sheriff’s Department, they should be careful about the place they choose.
“It’s got to be in a lighted area. You don’t want to meet on a backroad or in a dark area. You want somewhere where there is people or a lighted area,” he said.
Rasco said it is also important to make sure the transaction does not take place at home.
“That’s not a good idea not at home we see what happens on the internet today what happens after you do and you meet someone to sell a vehicle and you go on a joy ride and you don’t know what happens after that point,” he said.
These safe exchange zones at the Sheriff’s Office are open 24/7 with a camera on the wall pointed directly at people.
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