Fresno residents who use the Internet to buy and sell items but worry the transaction could end in a robbery or a fraudulent transaction now have a safer way to do business.
Fresno police this week completed implementation of “exchange centers” at area policing districts, where business can be conducted under the all-seeing scrutiny of a video camera. Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced that the centers are up and running during a news conference Wednesday where the chief discussed citywide crime issues.
More and more people are doing business on social media sites, but some of those taking advantage of the ease of cyber business are also cyber crooks. In January, the chief issued a warning to Fresnans not to become victims of what he called “completely preventable robberies.”
The locations of the exchange centers are:
▪ Southwest Fresno: 1211 Fresno St.
▪ Southeast Fresno: 1617 South Cedar Ave.
▪ Northwest Fresno: 3781 North Hughes Ave.
▪ Northeast Fresno: 1450 East Teague Ave