Crime Alert – A message from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office

Over the past week the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of thefts in Immokalee where the victim was selling electronics online. The victims in these cases were selling items such as cellphones or laptops on the popular Letgo app.

Deputies say the sellers agreed to meet the buyers in various residential areas in Immokalee. In each case the suspect ran away with the item without paying the seller.

Here are some tips to remain safe when using Letgo or any online marketplace:

• Meet during the day, never after dark.

• Always meet in a busy public place like a bank or gas station.

• Look for places to meet that have surveillance cameras.

• Bring a friend whenever meeting a stranger.

• Trust your instincts, if it doesn’t feel right don’t go.

If something like this happens to you call the Immokalee Substation at 239-252-9800.

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