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No system is 100 percent secure, but we've set up methods to contact us that help protect your identity.
Basic tip submission form
VTDigger for years has offered a place for tipsters to send us information without identifying themselves by name. While our system automatically records IP addresses, we respect your anonymity and do not trace the source of any submission. Here is a link to the tipster form. Here is a link to our document upload form.
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Signal: Encrypted phone and text messaging
Signal is an encrypted phone and messaging app for mobile phones. It stores a number, but not your activity while using it. You can also set it to erase content from your phone automatically. For more info, go to https://whispersystems.org
To contact us via secure messaging, download the Signal app and send a message to (802) 498-8736
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Any content uploaded to the platform will be treated in the utmost confidentiality by us to protect your anonymity unless you indicate you wish to waive it.
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