- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The Naperville Police Department is offering its lobby for anyone who wants to make sure transactions that started online end safely.

In a news release, the department says it is trying to protect people from criminals who lure their victims to secluded spots or gain entry into their homes under the ruse of completing online transactions.

Sgt. William Davis says there have been recent reports outside the city of people being robbed as they showed up for what they believed were in-person completion of an online transaction.

The department also says that even if people don’t use a police station, they should take precautions such as insisting on public places to complete transactions. Officials say consumers shouldn’t allow strangers they are selling something to or buying something from into their homes.

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