Know the Signs

Human traffickers use any tool available to them to connect with potential victims.

Human Trafficker

Grooming Behaviors

#1 The Hunt Begins

Targeting a Victim

Human traffickers use any tools available to them to make a connection to potential victims, such as social media, video gaming consoles, and chat rooms.

#2 Scouting Victims

Ideal Characteristics

The traffickers often search for specific characteristics that make a victim the most vulnerable. This includes emotional neediness, low self-confidence, and economic stress.

#3 Manipulation

Gaining Trust

While looking for the role they can play in a victim’s life, traffickers work to obtain trust from the victim through casual conversations over weeks and sometimes over months. Traffickers also send their current victims to interact with potential victims in order to gain trust. These girls essentially act as scouts for the trafficker.

#4 Dependency

Filling a Need

The traffickers utilize the information they gathered to fill a role in the victim’s life. Through gifts, love, friendship, drugs, or alcohol, traffickers force the victims into a dependent relationship.

#5 Trapping the Victim

Forced Isolation

With their new role in the victim’s life, traffickers wedge themselves between the victim and those closest to them–their friends and family.

#6 Abusive Behavior

Maintain Control

The traffickers claim a service they offered must be repaid (providing drugs, alcohol, car rides, or cell phones, for instance). They typically demand sex as payment. Then, through threats, violence, fear, or blackmail, the traffickers maintain full control over the victim.

It happens here

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Know the Signs

Human traffickers use any tool available to them to connect with potential victims.

Human Trafficker

Grooming Behaviors

#1 The Hunt Begins

Targeting a Victim

Human traffickers use any tools available to them to make a connection to potential victims, such as social media, video gaming consoles, and chat rooms.

#2 Scouting Victims

Ideal Characteristics

The traffickers often search for specific characteristics that make a victim the most vulnerable. This includes emotional neediness, low self-confidence, and economic stress.

#3 Manipulation

Gaining Trust

While looking for the role they can play in a victim’s life, traffickers work to obtain trust from the victim through casual conversations over weeks and sometimes over months. Traffickers also send their current victims to interact with potential victims in order to gain trust. These girls essentially act as scouts for the trafficker.

#4 Dependency

Filling a Need

The traffickers utilize the information they gathered to fill a role in the victim’s life. Through gifts, love, friendship, drugs, or alcohol, traffickers force the victims into a dependent relationship.

#5 Trapping the Victim

Forced Isolation

With their new role in the victim’s life, traffickers wedge themselves between the victim and those closest to them–their friends and family.

#6 Abusive Behavior

Maintain Control

The traffickers claim a service they offered must be repaid (providing drugs, alcohol, car rides, or cell phones, for instance). They typically demand sex as payment. Then, through threats, violence, fear, or blackmail, the traffickers maintain full control over the victim.

It happens here

But with DeliverFund, it can end here.
Donate to join the fight against human trafficking.

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