🔎Human trafficking can be hard to spot because there are many misconceptions surrounding it.
--It does not always involve commercial sex. A 2017 study estimates there are 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, about 75% of which were victims of labor trafficking.
--It rarely begins with a stranger kidnapping someone from a public place, like a mall or grocery store parking lot. Victims can sometimes be groomed and recruited online.
--It doesn’t only happen in illegal or underground industries. It may be occurring in broad daylight in industries like construction and cleaning services.
--Victims aren’t always physically held against their will. They may have suffered mental or emotional abuse and they may not have control over their passports or bank accounts.
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