Port Moody adds exchange zone; second buy/sell site in Tri-Cities

photo supplied Port Moody Police Department

Buyers should still beware – but maybe they don’t have to be quite as wary.

Port Moody residents can now meet up and finish off online transactions at the new exchange zone, located at 3051 St. Johns St. in front of the Port Moody Police Department. The zone is meant to decrease incidents of fraud, theft and robbery.

Besides exchanging cash for goods, police also recommend using the spot to “transfer children between parents and/or guardians,” according to a release from the department.


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The exchange zone is under surveillance by multiple CCTV cameras, according to Port Moody police.

“There are certainly risks to carrying out online transactions,” stated Port Moody Police Department spokesperson Const. Sam Zacharias. “While we cannot guarantee everyone’s safety, we do recommend using public venues like this exchange zone to complete these types of transactions to limit risk.”

Police recommend using the exchange zone from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

photo supplied Coquitlam RCMP

Earlier this year, Coquitlam RCMP added a similar exchange zone outside the police detachment at 2986 Guildford Way.

While not actively monitored, the spot is constantly under video surveillance and should allow for quick assistance if necessary, according to a release from Coquitlam RCMP.

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