The first step to trapping their potential victim is to get her emotionally involved.
Therefore, it is always advisable to take the time to get to know other members on the site as someone you have only known for a few days is more likely to be a fraud than someone you have been chatting with for a few months. They will usually promise you a job, tell you to come to a different country where you can work (often as a waitress), promise you big money and the like.
Also, since you will be in familiar territory it will be harder to deceive you and since it is your home town, you can easily call for help if there is any trouble. While sex trafficking is definitely very prevalent in poorer Asian countries, it is very common in the USA, Canada and other developed nations too.
While we have never personally heard of a sex trafficking case on any of our websites, we still think you should be aware of all the facts to stay safe online.
Keep reading to learn more about sex trafficking and how to avoid becoming a target. Human trafficking is the trading of men, women and children for the purpose of servitude and forced labor.
If you are travelling overseas, make sure your family know all the details about who you’re going to meet and where you will be staying etc.
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So a Thai girl in Japan or even the Russian girl who goes to America do not want to report anything, even if they have a chance because they have been convinced by the traffickers that illegal immigrants get no help. Trafficking is a crime and irrespective of your immigration status, most countries are willing to help the victims and get others out of the situation too.