The University of Georgia Police Department has created an "E-Commerce Safety Zone" as a service to the University Community.
E-Commerce, or the purchasing/trading of items and products through the internet, has increased dramatically over the last few years. Unfortunately, some of these transactions throughout the country have turned into scams, robberies, or worse. The UGA Police Department has created a clearly marked, well-lit place available in its parking lot for people making transactions with others they've met on popular internet sites such as ebay, Craig's List, and more. This space also has video surveillance.
As a rule, if you are meeting a stranger for the purpose of considering a transaction, it's a good idea to do so in a public place, where there are other people available who can help in an emergency.
If the University of Georgia Police Department can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to call us at (706) 542-2200