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About human trafficking and how to stay safe from dangerous threats

Human trafficking is a serious concern worldwide that is not specific to a specific location or to a specific type of person. 

“Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world and requires the collaboration of federal, state, and local law enforcement to effectively combat,” former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told Fox News Digital.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888), or report an emergency situation to law enforcement immediately. 

Below is more information on human trafficking, how you can stay safe and aware and what to do if you’re afraid of being targeted. 

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Human trafficking can take many forms, and anyone can be a victim of the crime. (istock)

 

Decline to share person information if you don’t feel comfortable doing so and ask to speak with other employees working at the business. Avoid paying recruitment fees and trust your instincts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission advises.

Ashlyn Messier is a writer for Fox News Digital. 

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