- Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 16:09
- Written by Super User
By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Police Department is making it easier for people to offer anonymous tips.
People can already call 910-458-1246 and leave an anonymous message. Now cell phone users can send an anonymous text message.
According to the Police Department's Facebook page, "We are now available to receive anonymous crime tips via TEXT! Send your text to "Crimes" / 274637. Type in CBPDTIPS and then start texting your anonymous tip. We are very excited about having this new tool to help our small community fight crime. So start texting us, we are ready! When you send this text it goes through a server that is not accessible to our agency. Once it leaves that server you are assigned a number, ex: GV61A8. This will now be your number that appears as your texting "phone number" to us. Your message to us does not contain a phone number or any other personal identifying number, just your message and that ID given to you is given to us. You will receive a text response telling you what your ID is for text messages sent to us. If you don't tell us that you are that ID we will not have any other way to find out. It truly is anonymous."
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