Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
  • Safe Exchange Zones


    The popularity of online deals, whether you are buying or selling or trading, is not without its dangers. In Hillsborough County, and around the nation, the number of robberies or scams involving online transactions are on the rise. Most of the victims are the sellers.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is here to help make that exchange a safe one. With some simple safety tips and the use of our Safe Exchange Zones, you can make the online sale a safe and pleasant experience.

    Some tips:

    • Get the contact information from the buyer or seller to include the telephone number
    • Notify someone about the transaction and when and where it will take place
    • Go with a friend or family member
    • Avoid secluded areas, such as the rear parking lot of an apartment complex or business
    • Pick a public location for the transaction, preferably in the daytime
    • Take a working cell phone in case you need to make an emergency call
    • Inspect the item to make sure it's not counterfeit or damaged
    • Best bet: Use one of HCSO's Safe Exchange Zones



    District Office Locations:

    District I
    14102 N. 20th Street
    Tampa, FL 33613
    813-247-0600
    District II
    2310 N. Falkenburg Road
    Tampa, FL 33619
    813-247-8555
    District III
    7202 Gunn Highway
    Tampa, FL 33625
    813-247-0330
    District IV
    508 33rd Street SE
    Ruskin, FL 33570
    813-247-0455




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