Novi Police Department offers parking lot for Craigslist transactions

(WXYZ) - The Novi Police Department has announced that people are welcome to use their parking lot or front lobby for Craigslist transactions.

The police say that with an increase of buying and selling items over the internet, they want people to be safe and meet up in a secure location.

The parking lot and front lobby are monitored by staff and security cameras 24 hours a day. 

Police also offered these additional  safety tips for those conducting a transaction with an unknown buyer:

--Only accept cash or a cashier’s check for sale. Personal checks carry some risk.

--Conduct sales during weekdays so banking or financial institutions can be contacted if there is a problem.

--Don’t go alone and trust your instincts.

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