The Back Mountain Safe Trade Station is a location set up by the Black Mountain Police Department to aid in the safe transfer of goods purchased online at classified or social media web sites, such as Craigslist, Facebook, and other online sites where you deal directly with another person to exchange money for items purchased. For your safety and convenience the Safe Trade Station located in the Police Department parking lot, and is monitored and record on a continual basis.
The Black Mountain Police Department offers the following tips when trading:
Agree to meet the buyer or seller of whatever you’re selling (or buying) ONLY at a police station, sheriff’s office or similar law enforcement facility.
Meet only during daylight hours, unless the police department has offered inside facilities 24 hours a day.
Meet inside the police office if possible. Many of them offer those facilities. Some require an appointment; others make their lobby or similar open-to-the-public area available.
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