Don't be quiet about sex trafficking

And sex trafficking

June 12-18

If you suspect someone is being trafficked, don’t keep quiet. Report it.


Sex Trafficking increases
at major sporting events.

It’s commonly believed that sex-trafficking spikes around major national sporting events in baseball, basketball, football and even golf. But you can play a part in helping stop it. By knowing what to look for and not keeping quiet about it. Especially if you suspect someone is being sold for sex or is engaging in the purchase of sex. You need to report it immediately.

Signs & Indicators
of Sex Trafficking

  • Signs of physical abuse or restraint (cigarette burns, wounds, bruising)
  • Submissive (ex: keeping head down in public/ not making eye contact; especially with men)
  • Does not have access to any of the following: ID, passport, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Insurance Information.
  • Has multiple cell phones
  • Has pre-paid credit cards with no name indicating who they belong to (paying for them with cash only) 
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Branding (scars or possibly man's name or birthday)
  • Unexplained absences from work or school
  • Lying about where they are / have been
  • New crowd of people to hang out with
  • Always traveling with an overnight bag
  • “Modeling” or “Acting” job
  • Fearful of police or any other type of law enforcement/ first responders
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)
  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where he/she is staying/address
  • Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in
  • Loss of sense of time
  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story

If you suspect someone may be a victim of sex-trafficking,
call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

Where else to turn for help.