IMPORTANT: If you see a trafficker DO NOT engage them

  • Traffickers are master manipulators. They are experts at persuading you to do things you never thought you would. They roam malls, aftercare centers, bus stations, bars, truck stops and social media to name a few to lure victims of ALL AGES.
  • Traffickers will tell you that parents, teachers, family members and other adults don’t understand or appreciate you.
  • They will make you feel wanted and secure.
  • They prey on your hopes and dreams of improving your life.
  • If you’re with family or friends, traffickers know how to get you to leave them behind.
  • Women and children your age can be recruiters for traffickers. It’s not just suspicious older men.
  • You cannot tell a trafficker appearance: age, socioeconomic background, gender, daytime job, clothes. They look like the average person.
  • If an older guy/woman tells you that you look, and act mature for your age, he/she probably wants something you’re not old
  • enough for. Traffickers will trick you into believing they are your “boyfriend” (they will also make promises) and shower you with gifts you otherwise wouldn’t get.
  • The people you care about the most will be the first to help you when you get in trouble, so the trafficker will try to get you to turn against them or isolate you altogether.
  • If you appear desperate or needy, a trafficker will figure out what you need (what your vulnerabilities are) and offer it to you.


  • Online (Social Media)
  • Malls
  • Schools
  • Movie theaters
  • Amusement parks
  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Clubs
  • Concerts
  • Rally’s
  • Rodeos
  • Hunting season
  • College campuses
  • Major league games

Anyplace there are lots of people gathered for any reason. Meaning: ANY GIVEN TIME ON ANY GIVEN DAY IN EVERY CITY ACROSS THE USA‼