Here are some examples of how victims have been ensnared into human trafficking: One noteworthy incident used a technique called crowdsourcing, that is, taking a job that had been traditionally performed by a designated agent and outsourcing it to an undefined, large group of people in the form of an open call.
In May 2010, an anti–human trafficking activist became aware of a Russian woman traveling with a female friend.
Some trafficking cases start with the offender contacting the potential victims on social networking sites such as Facebook and My Space.
The techniques used by the offenders to gain trust vary widely, including expressing love and admiration of the victim, promising to make the victim a star, and providing a ticket to a new location away from the victim’s home.
The balance of the telephone numbers were associated with numerous online posts, including 112 telephone numbers that were each associated with 25 or more online posts and 107 telephone numbers that were associated with 4,615 of the online posts. Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking, Technology and Human Trafficking 8 (Background Paper, 2008), and Human 3.
Finally, posts from the most commonly listed telephone numbers revealed that identical phone numbers were sometimes used to advertise individuals of different ages and descriptions, in different locations, at different times.
From the sublime and educational to the provocative and salacious, I am often amazed at the information and materials that can be found on the Internet.