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Recognize Human Trafficking
RECOGNIZING SEX TRAFFICKING
Locations for Sex Trafficking
Hotels and Motels
Truck and Rest Stops
Restaurants and Cantinas
Recruitment Tactics for Sex Trafficking
Internet Chat Rooms/Profile Sharing Sites
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
Restaurants / Food Service
Traveling Sales Crews
Health and Beauty Services
Recruitment Tactics for Labor Trafficking
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.