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 Warning Signs 

Signs of possible
Human Trafficking


“Warning Signs of an Abusive Person.” Domestic Violence Reduction Unit DVRU RSS, 27 Oct. 2004,

“Warning Signs of Human Trafficking.” Human Trafficking - Warning Signs of Human Trafficking,

  • Appearing malnourished

  • Showing signs of physical injuries and abuse

  • Avoiding eye contact, social interaction, and authority figures/law enforcement

  • Seeming to adhere to scripted or rehearsed responses in social interaction

  • Lacking official identification documents

  • Appearing destitute/lacking personal possessions

  • Working excessively long hours

  • Living at the place of employment

  • Checking into hotels/motels with older males, and referring to those males as a boyfriend or “daddy,” which is often street slang for pimp

  • Poor physical or dental health 

  • Tattoos/ branding on the neck and/or lower back

  • Untreated sexually transmitted diseases

  • Small children serving in a family restaurant

  • Security measures that appear to keep people inside an establishment - barbed wire inside of a fence, bars covering the insides of windows

  • Not allowing people to go into public alone, or speak for themselves

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