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Safe Trading Zones

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 24/7 that allow you to meet the people with whom an online transaction has been made and to exchange the goods sold.

 

Eleven safe trading zones are currently available :

Anjou - PDQ 46 - 6850, boulevard Joseph-Renaud

Dollard-des-Ormeaux - PDQ 4 - 4139, boulevard des Sources

LachinePDQ 8 - 170, 15e avenue

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve - PDQ 48 - 6905, rue Notre-Dame Est

Pierrefonds-Roxboro - PDQ 3 - 14 680, boulevard de Pierrefonds

Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles - PDQ 49 - 1498, boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste – available from October 2022

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie - PDQ 44 - 4807, rue Molson

Saint-Léonard - PDQ 42 - 8181, boulevard Lacordaire – available from October 2022

VerdunPDQ 16 - 750, rue Willibrord

Ville-MariePDQ 20 - 1432, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest dans le centre-ville près de la rue Bishop

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-ExtensionPDQ 31 - 8225, avenue de l’Esplanade – available from October 2022

 

More safe trading zones might be deployed later.

Prevention tips for buying and selling online

  • Don't pay 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.