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Fulton County Police Safety Tips About Responding to Ads | Print |

Fulton County Police want residents to know they can utilize three of their precincts to conduct sales or purchases generated through advertisements or online offers.  Those locations include:

  • 5615 Old National Hwy. College Park, Ga. 30349
  • 4121 Cascade Rd. Atlanta, Ga. 30331
  • 4701 Fulton Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, Ga. 30336

“Any refusal by the buyer or seller to meet at a police station should raise a red flag and lead a citizen to decline the transaction,” said Police Chief Cassandra Jones.   Chief Jones wants residents to exercise caution when responding to ads or making purchases from advertisements.   The tips follow the murder of a Marietta couple who were found shot to death in Telfair County after traveling there to purchase a Mustang advertised on Craig's List.

Residents should follow the tips below when buying or selling items via Craig’s List, Want Ads, or Local Classified Ads:

  • Get as much information about the buyer or seller as possible
  • Do your research on the item that you are purchasing (example. Always obtain the vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number or a Car Fax report on any vehicle you are purchasing)
  • Ask for  the vehicle’s appraisal or any other authentic paperwork that would verify value
  • Inspect all merchandise before exchanging money (example. T.V. box full of rocks)
  • Conduct the transaction in a secure place. Never conduct the transaction at your residence
  • Take someone with you to witness the transaction

For more information, contact the Fulton County Police Department at (404) 613-5700.


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