the first time, mobile phone users now have the ability to provide anonymous
crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and
WebTips. Effingham Area Crime Stoppers and Anderson Software, the industry
leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, have
joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send
anonymous tips by sending a text message from a mobile phone or online.
Using TipSoft Text Tips, information may be anonymously received and
securely replied to with complete confidence. The service was built
specifically to allow text messaging informants to remain anonymous by
encrypting the text messages and routing them through several secure
servers, protecting the personal details of the informant.
TipSoft SMS also allows police to respond by text message to the originating
cell phone without ever knowing the identity of the individual who left the
tip. The userís information is always given an alias and a unique ID before
being sent. This secure application allows the tipster and the investigator
to have two-way dialog while always keeping the userís identity completely
it works: 274-637(CRIMES)
Send a text message to: 274-637. In the body of the message type tip2help
at the beginning, and then type the information that you are providing as a
Ex: tip2help John Doe is wanted and is at 206 E Section right now.
you do not type tip2help at the beginning, the information will not be
received. You will get the following error message:
Err: Please submit your tip with the Agency Keyword at the beginning of your
message or visit SMSCrimeTips.com for a list of Agency Keywords
you send the information correctly, you will get the following reply:
Your alias: C1H2. Call 911 if urgent! Text HELP for info. If replies put
you at risk, txt STOP. Messaging & Data Rates May Apply.Ts&Cs:
alias numbers will be different and you will need to keep that number to
claim your reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.
place a Web tip, go to
https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=593. Fill out the form
that is provided and submit your tip. After you submit your tip you will be
given a code number and password for future reference.