Be Safe at Springtime Yard Sales

SOUTHWEST, WI (Ben Caxton) — Springtime is a great time to find deals at yard sales and second-hand swaps across southwest Wisconsin, but make sure you’re doing it safely. State consumer protection director Michelle Reinen says making purchases through local online classifieds brings different meanings to safety as well. “Safe in that physical context where you’re going to make that swap and purchase, but also that you don’t receive a fake check for the payment for the goods that you’ll be purchasing.” If you’re concerned about your safety, consider doing the trade at a local police or fire department, and make sure it’s done in public.

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