Police Reports

Fraud Alert - Kijiji purchases

June 6, 2018

File Number: 2018771411

Charlottetown Police Services has recently investigated a complaint involving a victim that sent an email money transfer prior to receiving the item that was purchased on Kijiji. Once the money was transferred, the victim lost all communication with the seller and was unable to receive the item purchased.

Police recommend online shoppers follow certain guidelines to protect themselves:

- Never send money before receiving the item

- Conduct transactions in a public place and bring someone else with you.

The public is also encouraged to take advantage of the Charlottetown Police "Safe Exchange Zone" that is located in the Police Department parking lot on 10 Kirkwood Drive in front of the main entrance doors. The parking spaces are mark with signage and are under video surveillance.

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