KAWARTHA LAKES: In an effort to improve safety for on-line bargain seekers, the municipality of Kawartha Lakes and the Kawartha Lakes detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) celebrated the launch of Project Safe Trade on Thursday, August 15th.
Project Safe Trade will provide a public space where persons who wish to facilitate the exchange of goods purchased online can do so.
Project Safe Trade provides two designated parking spots at the Kawartha Lakes OPP detachment, at 3028 Highway 35 in Lindsay, for use by residents and visitors to the municipality. Signs identify the parking spots and provide a public space for individuals who sell or purchase items on-line to meet strangers to complete the sales transaction.
“Project Safe Trade’s goal is to reduce the amount of offences related to online marketplace transactions, such as theft and fraud,” said Provincial Constable Carrie Lanning, Community Safety Officer at the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment.