Warning Signs of Human Trafficking

Knowing the signs the signs of human trafficking is the first step to ending it. Listed in this post are the key warning signs that someone could potentially be a victim of trafficking, along with practical ways we can help.

W A R N I N G  S I G N S  O F  H U M A N  T R A F F I C K I N G

+  Appearing malnourished. 
+  Showing signs of physical injuries and abuse.
+  Avoiding eye contact, social interaction, and authority figures.
+  Providing scripted or rehearsed answers to casual questions. 
+  Lacking official identification documents. 
+  Little personal possession.
+  Someone speaks for them in public and being escorted at all times.
+  Being moved frequently and claim to be "new" or "just visiting".

P R A C T I C A L  W A Y S  T O  H E L P

+  Know the signs.
+  Report a tip, this can save someone. 
+  Think before you shop.
+  Talk about it with friends and family. This fuels others to also learn more about human trafficking. 
+  Volunteer locally and reach out to organizations. 
+  Educate yourself through a credible source (books, podcasts, documentaries). 
+  Register for training, most states offer this. 
+  Use your voice.