WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Police want to encourage cell phone users to email photos of any crimes they witness to the Text-a-Tip website while promising the sender's identity and cell phone information will be completely untraceable.
The tip is sent to a main server that is not associated with any police agency-- it's actually a server in Canada.
The text information travels through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to police, making tips virtually impossible to track. With the server stripping the text of any identifying information before sending the tip to the police department for which it was intended.
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