We can continue to contact congressional leaders and encourage them to seek out and prosecute the offenders. We can donate to safe houses and help get victims back to a normal life. We can always stay informed and watch for signs someone may be a victim and make a call to the national hotline.
Fact: Sometimes they are paid, but not very much.
Signs someone may be a victim of trafficking:
- Not free to come and go as he/she pleases
- Under 18 and providing commercial sex acts
- Has a manager or pimp
- Unpaid or paid very little, sometimes only tips
- Works excessively long or unusual hours
- High security measures at work or home (bars, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)
- Recruited through false promises due to nature of the work
If you feel you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the Trafficking Hotline at 1-800-373-7888.
(Information obtained from www.fbi.gov and www.polarisproject.org. )
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