Sharpsburg creates designated space for Internet exchanges

September 25, 2018

An Internet Purchase Exchange Location was created in the Sharpsburg parking lot at 1611 Main Street.

Sharpsburg council last week approved a designated area at the municipal building for people conducting in-person Internet exchanges.

The Internet Purchase Exchange Location in the borough parking lot at 1611 Main Street is marked with a sign.

Mayor Matt Rudzki said some residents had expressed safety concerns about meeting with strangers to buy or sell items. The borough followed the example of other communities that have created a designated public space, he said. Utilizing the borough lot gives residents and visitors an extra layer of security because it is a few steps from the police department and monitored by security cameras, Rudzki said.

“Despite the extra security, we do advise people to always use caution and common sense when conducting in-person transactions, and let a friend or family member know who and when you’re meeting,” Rudzki said.

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