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Recognize Human Trafficking
RECOGNIZING SEX TRAFFICKING
Locations for Sex Trafficking
- Hotels and Motels
- Residential Brothels
- Strip Clubs
- Massage Businesses
- Truck and Rest Stops
- Escort Services
- Street Prostitution
- Restaurants and Cantinas
Recruitment Tactics for Sex Trafficking
- False Promises
- Seduction and“Grooming”
- Internet Chat Rooms/Profile Sharing Sites
- Peer Recruitment
- Engaging in commercial sex to pay rent or to provide for family
- Promise of a Committed Romantic Relationship
Signs of Sex Trafficking
- Unable to attend school on a regular basis and/or unexplained absences
- Frequently running away from home
- References frequent travel to other cities
- Bruises or other signs of physical or mental trauma
- Lacks control over a personal schedule and/or identification documents
- Inappropriately dressed (based on weather conditions or surroundings)
- Shows signs of drug addiction
- Provides coached or rehearsed responses to questions
- Has a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” who is noticeably older and/or controlling
- Attempts to conceal scars, tattoos, or bruises
- Demonstrates a sudden change in attention to personal hygiene
- Has tattoos (a form of branding) displaying the name or moniker of a trafficker, such as “daddy”
RECOGNIZING LABOR TRAFFICKING
Locations for Labor Trafficking
- Domestic Work
- Restaurants / Food Service
- Traveling Sales Crews
- Health and Beauty Services
- Begging Rings
Recruitment Tactics for Labor Trafficking
- False Promises
- Fraudulent contracts
- Family/Peer Recruitment
- Unethical Labor Contracting
Signs of Labor Trafficking
- Unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips.
- Employed but does not possess an authorized work permit.
- Employed with a work permit but clearly working outside the permitted hours .
- Owes a large debt and unable to pay it off.
- Not allowed breaks at work or being subjected to excessively long work hours.
- Overly concerned with pleasing an employer and/or deferring personal or educational decisions to a boss.
- Lacks control of his or her own money.
- Lives with an employer or has an employer listed as their caregiver.
- Desires to quit a job but not allowed to do so. Show signs of fear, anxiety, depression submission, tension and/or nervousness.