LMPD warns against shopping on social media and online outlets, offers safe areas for in-person transactions

The Louisville Metro Police Department is warning people against using social media and other online outlets for shopping. The department said it investigated recent thefts that occurred during these transactions. social media sites to meet strangers buying or selling property. Major Corey Robinson explained how people can protect themselves and those around them from being victimized by these types of thefts. “They meet, and then that meeting turns into a robbery or the business deal has gone wrong, often leaving the victim without the product or the money they came with,” Robinson said. The LMPD offers safe places and monitored 24 hours a day for the purchase or sale of products on this type of marketplace.You can find them on the department’s website here.

The Louisville Metro Police Department is warning people against using social media and other online outlets for shopping.

The department said it investigated recent thefts that occurred during these transactions.

They posted a message on their Facebook page to raise awareness about caution when using social media sites to meet strangers buying or selling property.

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Major Corey Robinson spoke about how people can protect themselves and those around them from being victimized by these kinds of thefts.

“They meet, and then that meeting turns into a robbery or a business deal gone wrong, often leaving the victim without the product or money they came with,” Robinson said.

The LMPD offers secure and monitored locations 24 hours a day when buying or selling products on this type of marketplace.

You can find them on the department’s website here.