10 Indicators a Massage Parlor is Facilitating Human Trafficking

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The nexus between illicit massage parlors and human trafficking can be difficult to see if you don’t know how to recognize the signs. The unfortunate truth is that a majority of what appear to be legitimate businesses are actually not what they advertise. The complexity of this type of human trafficking is a hybrid of […]

10 Ways Internet Predators Groom Children Online

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Sex traffickers can spend months grooming a child or young adult they meet online. They psychologically manipulate their potential victims until they eventually get what they want, and the end result can be anything from child pornography to exploitation to child sex trafficking. In 2019, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children‘s CyberTipline received […]

Child Sex Trafficking is Not a Conspiracy Theory

This blog post is from the July edition of DeliverFund’s monthly newsletter, the Targeter. To subscribe, please click “Join the Fight” in our menu. Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of attention on social media around the sale of expensive storage cabinets by Wayfair, an online retailer,  and an alleged connection […]

Human Trafficking vs. Prostitution

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A person who is being trafficked and a person involved in prostitution, whether legally or illegally, are different but exist in the same domain, as they all serve the same clientele. Because of this, they have some similarities. Understanding these similarities, the key indicators, and their differences is important when identifying and fighting human trafficking. […]

CityXGuide News: A Major Trafficking Site Goes Down

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First, the good news. CityXGuide, the illicit site that was often described by users as “taking over from where Backpage left off”, has been shut down by The U.S. Attorney’s Office.  The owner, Wilhan Martono, was indicted with 28 federal accounts and could face 25 years in federal prison. The site allowed pimps and brothels […]

Internet and Phone Tools to Protect Your Children Against Predators

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Most children receive a cellular device at the age of 10.3 years. It is well known by now that social media is often used by predators to exploit our children and groom them as potential victims. As parents, it is up to us not only to educate ourselves on the technology that our children are […]