Social Media Transaction Safety Tips

The Dallas Police Department has seen a recent increase in social media robberies around 7500 Chesterfield Drive and 7200 Marvin D. Love. We would like to remind everyone to keep the following safety tips in mind when conducting a social media transaction:  

  • When buying or selling items, you pick the meeting location and never change the location 
  • Pick a location that has lots of pedestrian and vehicular traffic
  • Take a second adult with you to make the transaction
  • Avoid meeting at homes and apartment complexes to conduct transactions
  • If the deal seems too good to be true, simply walk away
  • Be aware of your surroundings and be certain that you are not being followed when you leave the meeting location
  • Please call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity or offense.