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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Virtual AFOSI Tip Line allows "smart application" to report suspicious activity

by Capt Tamara Fischer-Carter
HQ AFSPC Public Affairs


11/15/2012 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced a new initiative to move its EagleEyes "tip line" into the virtual world.

In an effort to better engage the community and prevent threats to the United States Air Force, individuals will now be linked with technology to be able to send anonymous information about suspicious or illegal activity. Through a Smartphone application, the web, or by text message tipsters may also submit relevant photos and documents, and follow up on the results of their tips.

"The Tip Line allows individuals to anonymously report criminal or suspicious activity affecting the Air Force to AFOSI through the use of their phone or the internet," said Special Agent Wittwer, AFOSI 8th Field Investigations Region.

From cyber attack to espionage, fraud and sexual assault, there are many real threats against the Air Force. This is one way the community can aid in identifying threats and report information in a virtually effortless manner many are more comfortable with.

Individuals may send information about suspicious activity by texting 'AFOSI' and their tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or through the online tip line at: www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=1111, or the AFOSI web page at: http://www.osi.af.mil.

Smartphone users may download the tip application from their mobile provider's marketplace by selecting "AFOSI" under USA Federal Agency.

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