An area football fan was reportedly taken for $500 when he thought he was purchasing two tickets to the Vikings-Packers football game at the new stadium through an online ad.

Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson was in-studio today (August 10) and talked about the potential dangers of online transactions through Craigslist or other similar sites.

First he reminds people to make their transactions local, in-person and at a safe place. Here were Torgerson's thoughts on safely conducting these kinds of transactions...

The bottom line, says Torgerson, is that if something doesn't feel right with the transaction, then it's probably not right! For more tips on making safe Craigslist transactions, click here.