With all of the technology available, is it really possible to remain anonymous when reporting criminal information through Crime Stoppers? The answer is yes, and here's how.

Mesa County Crime Stoppers and the Grand Junction Police Department have produced a series of short videos to explain how tipsters remain anonymous, the type of information that will best help them solve a crime, and if your information is worth a cash reward, how to anonymously claim it.

Most people dislike feeling like they're just a number and not a name. When it comes to reporting a crime, being 'just a number' is exactly how Crime Stoppers ensures your anonymity and that's what you want.

It doesn't matter if you call, submit through the website, or use the app. No one, not even law enforcement, knows anything about you.

What is most important is that you're willing to share specific detailed information that can help solve crimes, get criminals off the street, and maybe even put reward money in your pocket.

Which leads to the next question. If no one knows who you are and your information leads to an arrest, how is it possible to collect a reward? It's all about the special numbers you get when providing a tip.

Also, since no one knows who you are, they can't contact you if the information you provided is reward worthy. So, it's completely up to you to keep track of the status of your report.

Another interesting note about rewards, they're in cash. It's one more safeguard to keep your identity a secret.

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