Boynton Police: How not to be a victim when selling items online



The Boynton Beach Police Department is warning residents of a new scam.

Last week, three people tried to sell their iPhones using the app OfferUp. A potential buyer asked them to meet at 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd., which is Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Park. Once there, the potential buyer snatched the phones from the sellers’ hands and ran away.

Read: Safest place to sell on Craigslist? Police lobbies

The department is recommending people use the lobby, at 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., as a place to make these transactions.

“Plus…if the buyer or seller doesn’t want to meet you in a police department lobby, that’s a clue something’s not legit,” a police spokeswoman wrote on the department’s Facebook page.

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