Thursday, December 07, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY TOP COP OFFERS INTERNETS TRADE SAFETY ADVICE AMID SPIKE IN HOLIDAY SEASON CRIME!!!
Online hookups are always dangerous but during the holiday season, it's not just desperate dweebs looking for a a date who fall victim to predators. Additionally, discount shoppers confront danger whilst desperately seeking deals that are always too good to be true.
Here's the word of warning worth a click:
Protect yourself when making purchases from online markets
Money line . . .
In the last few weeks, we have seen a surge of robberies involving people who thought they were meeting up to purchase something from an online marketplace. As these transactions are likely to increase with the holidays, I urge everyone to please exercise caution.
Several victims went to a purported home address of someone they didn’t know. Another agreed to meet in an alley. One victim was beaten and pistol-whipped.
Please, please do not drop your normal safeguards simply because you’re conducting a transaction arranged through an online marketplace. Would you meet a blind date in an alley or at a house in an unfamiliar neighborhood? Would you want your child to go alone to those locations? Then you shouldn’t either. You could be setting yourself up to become a victim of a violent crime.
Read the whole thing for a really important guide against the holiday season robbery spike.
As for all of the Kansas City bitcoin scams that we've seen in abundance during the holidays . . . Locals are probably on their own.
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