Learn the Warning Signs of Human Trafficking:

 

  • Inability or fear to make eye contact.

 

  • Cannot or will not speak to you alone; is being controlled by another person.

 

  • Presence of an older male or "boyfriend" who seems controlling.

 

  • Shows evidence/signs of physical, mental, or sexual abuse. 

 

  • Inappropriately dressed for the age of the child (sexy, low cut, too short).

 

  • Has heightened sense of fear or distrust of authority.

 

  • Is not in school or has significant gaps in schooling.

 

  • Demeanor is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, nervous.

 

  • May have tattoo or "brand" like "Daddy's Girl", "Daddy's Princess", "Money Maker", etc. 

 

  • Chronic runaway/homeless youth.

 

  • Lying about age or false ID.

 

  • Does not have access to identity or travel documents, or documents appear to be fraudulent.

 

  • Inconsistencies in their story. 

 

  • May be in possession of one or more hotel keys.

 

  • Excess amount of cash.

 

  • Has engaged in prostitution or commercial sex.  

 

  • Works long hours.

 

  • Is paid very little or nothing at all for work performed.

 

  • Is forced to sell drugs, jewelry, or magazines on the street.

 

  • Lives at workplace/with employee, or lives with many people in confined area.

 

  • Any child working whose "pay" goes directly toward rent, debt, living expenses, necessities, fees for journey.