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Group asks people to watch for signs of human trafficking

Posted: 6:38 PM, Jun 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-13 19:38:30-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Ahead of the College World Series, a local group is asking people to be on the lookout for signs of human trafficking.

The Omaha Women's Fund is asking people to watch for these signs:

  • Sudden or dramatic change in behavior
  • Disconnected from family, friends, community organizations
  • Difficulty focusing, persistent fear, depression and/or anxiety
  • Evidence of being controlled (rarely alone, cannot speak for themselves)
  • Physical harm (bruises, scars, untreated illness)
  • [omahadowntown.us10.list-manage.com] Expressed fear to leave employer
  • Not in possession of personal identification and/or personal items
  • Tattoos that appear possessive (bar codes)
  • May be in possession of excessive amounts of cash, hotel key cards and cell phones
  • School age but not in school during the school year

They ask that you call the National Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 if you suspect someone is a victim or perpetrator of human trafficking.