Purchases Through Social Media – March 1, 2016

Release Date: 03/01/2016
Incident Type: Exercise Caution When Conducting Purchases Through SocialMedia
Contact Person: Roman Romero, Captain, Public Information Officer, 575-763-9423
Clovis, NM – March 1, 2016 – The Clovis Police Department would like to remind the public to exercise caution when conducting purchases of items through social media (virtual yard sales, Facebook, etc.) Recently a robbery has been reported where persons were trying to purchase a gaming system from an individual who had posted on social media they were selling one. When the victims met with the suspect they were robbed at gunpoint.
Be aware of whom you are buying something from. Make well thought out choices of where you will meet to conduct your purchase. If a deal is too good to be true, it just might be. There is no “thing” in this world more important than your safety and the safety of your family.
Help us keep our community safe.