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Human Trafficking

Is In Our Community

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. 

It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. 

How much do you know about human trafficking?


Forced labor occurs when individuals are compelled against their will to provide work or service through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. 


The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person induced is under 18.


Domestic Servitude is a form of human trafficking and forced labor where the employer uses force, fraud, or coercion to maintain control over the worker and to cause the worker to believe that they are not free to leave their employment and is abused and underpaid, if paid at all.


Victims May Be in Plain Sight

Teachers, nurses, social workers, faith-based leaders, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are members of communities and are likely to encounter—and identify and help—trafficking victims

Do not at any time attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to your suspicions. Notify Law Enforcement

Signs of Human Trafficking:

  • Does the person appear disconnected from family, friends, community organizations, or houses of worship?

  • Has the child stopped attending school?

  • Has the person had a sudden or dramatic change in behavior?

  • Is the juvenile engaged in commercial sex acts?

  • Is the person disoriented or confused, or showing signs of mental or physical abuse?

  • Does the person have bruises in various stages of healing?

  • Is the person fearful, timid, or submissive?

  • Does the person show signs of having been denied food, water, sleep, or medical care?

  • Is the person often in the company of someone that he or she defers to? Or someone who seems to be in control of the situation, e.g., where they go or who they talk to?

  • Does the person appear to be coached on what to say?

  • Is the person living in unsuitable conditions?

  • Does the person lack personal possessions and appear not to have a stable living situation?

  • Does the person have freedom of movement? Can the person freely leave where they live? Are there unreasonable security measures?

What you can do

You Can Stop Human Trafficking in Your Community


Know The Signs

Report Tips

Educate Yourself And The People Around You

How Much Do You Know?

Knowing the facts about Human Trafficking can help prevent and identify victims

​Test your knowledge by answering these questions then hover your mouse over or click on each question box to reveal the answer

True Or False


Human Trafficking is always a Violent Crime

Human trafficking is not always a violent kidnapping like you may see in a movie or show- it can look like coercion using financial threats, tricking victims with false promises, or verbal threats.

Multiple Choice

D. All of the above

Human trafficking victimts are targeted by:

A. Strangers


C. Family Members

D. All of the Above

Many Victims and Survivors are trafficked by someone they know like a spouse or relative

True Or False


Human Trafficking can happen in Wilson, NC

Human Trafficking can occur in any location- Rural, suburban, or Urban as well as poor, middle class, or upper class areas Including Right here in Wilson.

Multiple Choice

B. Different

Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling are: 

A. The Same

B. Different

 “Trafficking” is based on exploitation and does not require movement across borders. “Smuggling” is based on movement and involves moving a person across a country’s border with that person’s consent in violation of immigration laws. 

True Or False


a person who consented to enter a country illegally can no longer be considered a victim of human trafficking

If a person agrees to enter another country  through human smuggling but is then deceived, coerced, or forced into an exploitative situation they are still victims of human trafficking. 

Multiple Choice

D. None of the Above

In order to be considered Human trafficking a victim must: 

A. Cross an international border

B. Cross a state border

C. Cross a County Border

human trafficking does not require any movement whatsoever. Survivors can be recruited and trafficked in their own home towns, even their own homes.

True Or False


Under federal law, every minor induced to engage in commercial sex is a victim of human trafficking.

Under U.S. federal law, any minor under the age of 18 who is induced to perform commercial sex acts is a victim of human trafficking, regardless of whether he or she is forced or coerced.

Multiple Choice

C. Report it!

If I think I have identified a victim I should: 

A. Go talk to them

B.Confront the trafficker

C. Report it to the police

D. All of the Above

Report the tip sharing what signs you have identified and descriptive information about the victim. Confronting the trafficker or the victim could put everyone in danger and only trained professionals should intervene. 

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True Or False


All Human Trafficking 

Involves Sex

Human Trafficking can also include Forced labor occurs when individuals are compelled against their will to provide work or service t

Multiple Choice

D. All of the above

Which Indutsries Does Human Trafficking Occur?

A. Sex Workers

B. Restaurants

C. Home Care (ie. Nanny, housekeepers, etc)

D. All of the above

Human trafficking is not limited to sex workers or underground/illegal industries. 

Restaurants, cleaning services, construction, factories, farm labor and more have been reported and prosecuted for human trafficking

True Or False


Only Immigrants are victims of Human Trafficking in the United States

Anyone regardless of race, age, nationality, gender or sex can be a victim of human trafficking.

Multiple Choice

D. All of the Above

Which of the following is a type of human trafficking?

A. Forced Labor

B. Sex Trafficking

C. Domestic Servitude

D. All of the Above

There is a common misconception that human trafficking always involves sex or only involves sex, but human trafficking can also come in forms of forced or coerced labor. 

Page Sources: The Blue Campaign

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