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Predators Use Apps to Prey

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With just one click of a button, you could be downloading tons of frees apps to your phone. But, do you know what you're agreeing to?

The Minot Police Department recommends Internet and cell phone users to read the fine print.

While that app is free, you could be giving away a lot more than you bargained for.

"If some stranger comes to your door and asked you for your name, your number, what's your child's name, what's your best friend's name, where you're going to go to lunch or for supper the next day, would you tell them? Absolutely not. You would shake your head and call the police and say there's a crazy man on my steps, and to get him away from you. But, we are putting all of that information out on our Facebook pages and other social media sites," says Cassidy Halseth a detective for the Minot Police Department.

Be aware of posting where you are online. Whether it's what restaurant you're eating at or a trip you're taking. You could be leaving clues for predators.

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