REPORT TRAFFICKING

HUMAN TRAFFICKING is hiding in plain sight.  

Some RED FLAGS can be: 

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SEE BELOW HOTLINE NUMBERS FOR MORE DETAILED SIGNS OF TRAFFICKING.

If you see something that you think might be trafficking DO NOT INTERVENE. Keep yourself and the trafficking victim safe by CALLING FOR HELP. 


NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING 24 HR HOTLINE

888-3737-888

Text "HELP" OR "INFO" to:

BE FREE (233733) 


NEW JERSEY HUMAN TRAFFICKING 24 HR HOTLINE

855-END-NJ-HT


NJ HUMAN TRAFFICKING SERVICES (DREAMCATCHER)

24 HR HOTLINE

800-286-4184


NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN - NCMEC  

800-843-5678


SOME OF THE SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

Common Work and Living Conditions

The individual(s) in question:

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes

  • Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts

  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager

  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips

  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours

  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work

  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off

  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work

  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior

  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid

  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement

  • Avoids eye contact

Poor Physical Health

  • Lacks health care

  • Appears malnourished

  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions

  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account

  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)

  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

Other

  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where he/she is staying/address

  • Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in

  • Loss of sense of time

  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story