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Safe Trading Zone

To help prevent fraud, the SPVM offers trading zones for those buying and selling online via Internet classified sites.

These safe zones are spaces under video surveillance that allow you to meet the people with whom an online transaction has been made and to exchange the goods sold.

Two safe trading zones are currently available :

PDQ 20  (1432 Sainte-Catherine West - near Bishop) - available 24/7

PDQ 46 (6850 Joseph-Renaud bd in Anjou) - available 24/7

More safe trading zones might be deployed later.

Prevention tips for buying and selling online

  • Avoid doing business only over the phone or online (e.g. buying without ever seeing the goods).
  • Make an appointment in a public place (e.g. safe trading zone).
  • Take precautions to identify the seller.
  • If an ad looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam.

Anyone who may have been a victim of fraud is asked to go to their neighbourhood police station to file an official complaint.