When you need a job, you look around to see if you can find a “help wanted” sign. Most often these signs are hanging in the window of the establishment that is hiring people. You can simply walk in and apply for the job. Easy Peasy.
Sometimes all you see is a sign along the side of the road that just has a phone number and promises to pay top dollar – but you don’t know what the job entails. You have to be really careful about responding to those, they may have ties to human trafficking.
The signs are popping up around the nation and are targeting teens and adults. A woman named Danielle Thompson, from Wichita, Kansas recently saw a sign and wrote a post on Facebook.
Thompson’s post went viral and was shared over 411,000 times! Human trafficking isn’t just something you see in the movies or read about in books, it is a very real thing.
Apparently, Kansas is a hub of some of the trafficking movement! Responding to ads like these will likely get you abducted.
According to Thompson, sometimes even online ads are really human trafficking ploys in disguise.
The jobs they advertise for are part-time travel or babysitting and will ask you to send two photos. Check out this sign – it has more than a phone number, which can easily be deceiving. This sign posted in Vassar, Michigan claims to pay $17.25, and you don’t even need any experience!