A meet-in-person transaction is when the buyer and the seller meet face to face to hand over the item. Be aware that meet-in-person transactions are not covered by Shedd Protect.
If you decide to go ahead, it’s important that you always take certain steps to ensure your safety.
- Never go alone. Always take a friend or adult with you whenever you’re meeting someone, and let others know where you’ll be meeting.
- Public places only. Never agree to meet someone at their house, or invite them to yours. Always choose a public place like a shopping centre.
- Check the item. Don’t be afraid to open the packaging if the item is wrapped up to make sure everything’s okay before you leave.