Human trafficking is a crime that often goes unreported because of its covert nature. Below are a few indicators for how to recognize this horrific illegal activity. Overall, though, we recommend that you trust your gut. If something doesn't seem right about a situation, it's better to report it than to regret not doing it later.
Potential victim is accompanied by another person who seems controlling and/or insists on speaking for the victim
Numerous inconsistencies in his or her story
Neglected healthcare needs
Are not in control of their own money
Lack of control of identification documents
Individual is using false identification papers
Restricted or scripted communication
Excess amount of cash
Hotel room keys
Chronic runaway/homeless youth
Signs of branding (tattoo, jewelry)
Lying about age
Lack of knowledge of given community or whereabouts
Exhibits behaviors including hyper-vigilance or paranoia, nervousness, tension, submission, etc.
Signs of physical abuse (bruises, burns, cuts, scars, etc)
Purchased invests in youth through educational opportunities, empowering them rise to the challenge to be allies against sexual exploitation and collaborates with organizations to provide survivor support. Purchased also facilitates events to raise awareness and educate people about modern day slavery, and inspire them to join in the abolition movement.