14 points on how to identity a victim of human trafficking

  1. Heavy security including barred windows, locked doors, electronic surveillance and/ or in constant supervision by someone
  2. Not allowed much freedom to go out/ need to ask permission for everything
  3. Victims are often prohibited from leaving the work site
  4. High foot traffic-especially for premises where there may be trafficked women for prostitution-often by a stream of men arriving and leaving the premises.
  5. Does not hold his/her own identity or travel documents;
  6. Suffers from verbal or psychological abuse designed to intimidate, degrade and frighten the individual;
  7. Has a trafficker who controls all the money, victim will have very little or no pocket money;
  8. Forced into isolation. Not allowed to communicate with family/ friends/ public
  9. Held against their will if the individual is a foreigner, unable to speak the language of the country where they reside or work.
  10. Person feels that something bad will happen to him/her or his/her family if they leave their job
  11. Paid large sums of money but are not given the promised job
  12. Wages are not paid for 3 months or more
  13. Children (below 18) forced to work in labour and sex trade, begging and drug selling
  14. Forced to work LONG hours without payment for overtime