Text Message Crime Tips

About the Service
TipSoft Short Message Service (SMS), is 100% anonymous. No one will know the identity of the text tipster. The technology routes messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to police. The technology also allows investigators to securely reply back to the cell phone without compromising the tipster’s identity.

How to Text a Tip
Some of the advantages of text messaging includes being able to communicate in real time with texters. It also allows people to notify police when calling may not be feasible or safe. Texting a tip is easy. All you have to do is send text message tips To:
  • CRIMES (274-637)
  • Use the keyword: FMPD
Just like callers to crime hotlines, text tipsters can be eligible to collect rewards for significant information. It’s done with the cooperation of banks that hand over cash, no questions asked, to people who present a code issued by police.
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Example anonymous tip iPhone text conversation