OSWEGO – Mayor Billy Barlow introduced at this time the Metropolis of Oswego has created two particular areas within the Metropolis of Oswego designated as “Web Protected Change Places.”
The areas are supposed to supply a dependable, protected location for the general public to conduct interactions and exchanges in a protected setting after buying an merchandise from one other particular person utilizing the web.
“It’s not unusual for residents to be nervous or have considerations when assembly a stranger by means of the web after which having to satisfy face-to-face,” Barlow stated. “Creating Protected Web Buy Change Places in our neighborhood is a proactive measure we wished to take to guard our residents and assist ease the considerations people could have when having to satisfy a stranger to conduct an internet- primarily based transaction. We stay dedicated to defending our residents and encourage Oswego residents, as web purchases and transactions proceed to rise in recognition, to make use of these designated areas to make sure their very own security.”
The 2 areas within the Metropolis of Oswego might be positioned behind the Oswego Hearth Division’s Eastside fireplace station (35 East Cayuga St.) and on West Second Road in entrance of the Oswego Police Division’s police station (169 West 2nd St.)
Each areas will at all times be effectively lit, below 24-hour safety digital camera surveillance, and are close to seen areas with metropolis officers close by and signage figuring out the designated space. Ought to a problem come up throughout a transaction, residents are suggested to dial 911 for assist.
“With the rising recognition of on-line gross sales, we really feel it is very important present a protected location to trade items,” Oswego Metropolis Police Division Chief Phil Cady stated. “We’d prefer to remind everybody to additionally deliver a pal or relative with you if you make an trade and make sure to make your finest effort to make use of a majority of these trade websites each time.”
Web Protected Change Places have risen in recognition across the nation as a instrument to assist facilitate nose to nose web purchases between personal people after incidents occurred nation-wide with web transactions being linked to acts of violence.