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Human trafficking is a crime "hidden in plain sight".
Victims don't often self-identify because of fear, shame, or not understanding that what is happening to them is a crime. Each of us, therefore, has the potential to help identify a victim of trafficking if we understand the warning signs and report suspicious situations when we see them.
If a person is in imminent danger, call 911, or your local police. Never attempt to intervene in a situation you suspect is human trafficking. If you are uncertain about what you are observing, our national and local hotlines can help guide you in identifying what you are observing.
Red flags of human trafficking may include:
In general, the person...
Their living or working conditions may be such that the person:
Young people are particularly vulnerable to trafficking. In addition to the red flags above, there are additional warning signs to consider for minors.
The minor might: