After my weekend experience here are some tips I found online from the Alabama Police Department. I believe they are universal. Then I also added in some myself.
- Trust your instincts.
- Don’t go alone.
- Insist to meet at a public place such as a police precinct.
- Do not meet in a secluded area.
- Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs.
I don’t care how much they say they can’t meet in a public place, unless it is a couch or something insanely big, meet in a public place. Google maps the address you are sent. Make sure you can check the address ahead of time to make sure that it is a legit address and also with Google Maps you can look around and see your surroundings. I sent the address to Lauren Kelly and told her if she didn’t hear from me in half an hour. To call and check and if she didn’t get me to answer, call the cops.