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Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

Know the Signs

Learn the indicators  of human trafficking. Anyone can recognize red flags and indicators of human trafficking.

Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline

Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline  for help if you have concerns about a potential human trafficking situation. Call 1-888-373-7888, text BEFREE (233733), send an online web chat message, or email help@humantraffickinghotline.org.

Be an Informed Consumer

Think before you shop. Find out more about who picked your tomatoes or made your clothes at ResponsibleSourcingTool.org  or check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor .

Get Involved in Your Community

Reach out to anti-trafficking organizations in your community  to volunteer and support local efforts.

Spread the Word

Raise awareness of human trafficking through social media platforms and by sharing and displaying human trafficking resources, such as the HHS Look Beneath the Surface   and DHS Blue Campaign  awareness materials within your community.

For more ideas about ways you can help fight human trafficking, please see the DHS Blue Campaign , HHS Office on Trafficking in Persons , and the DOS Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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