Rosenberg police open new safe space for online buyers

ROSENBERG, Texas (KTRK) -- Call it a sign of the times.

People in Rosenberg now have a safe spot to meet when buying and selling things online, and it's at the police station.

A designated "Meetup Spot" sign can now be found in the parking lot of the Rosenberg Police Department on 4th Street.

The sign is sponsored by OfferUp, a smartphone app that allows users to buy and sell their wares just by taking a picture.

OfferUp said it hopes these signs make online business safer in communities across the country.

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Always exercise common sense when buying or selling anything on Craigslist, police say.

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It's not uncommon to sell stuff online but one Houstonian who sold his phone, said he was paid with fake money.

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