What it is
Did you buy something on Kijiji but don't feel comfortable going to someone's home to pick it up? Or, are you a seller and don't feel comfortable having someone meet you at your home? The Canmore RCMP has created a Safe Internet Exchange Zone to make internet sales feel safer for both buyers and sellers.
Where it is
The Safe Internet Exchange Zone is located in the front parking lot at the Canmore RCMP detachment, 101 Elk Run Blvd.
How it Works
Once you have agreed on a sale, you can set up your meeting place in the parking lot at the Canmore RCMP detachment. There is not a supervised site, and no appointments are required.
The Safe Internet Exchange Zone is open 24/7, however, residents are to arrange exchanges during daytime hours. Officers will not be available to supervise these meetings or help people negotiate their sales.
The RCMP assumes no liability whatsoever for those using the Zone for conducting online transactions.
Additional Suggestions for Safe Internet Exchanges
- Don’t purchase anything while using public Wi-Fi. Shop using your own data connection or a trusted network.
- Watch your financial statements for any unauthorized purchases.
- Be sure to use strong passwords.
- If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is.