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Report Human Trafficking


If you think someone faces immediate harm, call 911. Do not intervene.

To report other suspicious activity, call the nonemergency number of your local police or the 24-hour National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-3737-888), which sends Ohio-related information directly to the appropriate local response/network or Text INFO or HELP to BEFREE (233733).

Warning Signs

All Ohioans can play a role in combating human trafficking by reporting suspicious activity based on these warning signs:

Sex trafficking

The potential victim:
  • Appears submissive, fearful or nervous.
  • Is not in control of identification documents or money.
  • Has inconsistent or well-rehearsed story about where he/she lives, the relationship with the person he/she is with or how he/she traveled to the current location.
  • Is inappropriately dressed for weather, location or age.
  • Is in presence of an overtly controlling or concerned male or female friend or boyfriend/girlfriend.
  • Is in possession of multiple hotel key cards, prepaid credit cards or cellphones.
  • Shows signs of physical, mental or emotional abuse.
  • Is unable to come and go as he/she pleases.

Labor trafficking

The potential victim:
  • Appears to live at the place of employment.
  • Is transported in a group by the employer or someone who is part of employer’s organization.
  • Experiences restricted or monitored movement.
  • Is not in control of identification documents.
  • Earns wages below the state’s minimum wage.
  • Is constantly indebted to the employer.
  • Shows signs of physical abuse, isolation and starvation.
  • Works long hours in poor conditions.


Don't approach traffickers. Allow law enforcement to deal with traffickers and recover victims. Approaching traffickers is dangerous for you and the victims. Also, anyone using their CMV to commit to a felony involving a severe form of human trafficking will receive a lifetime CDL ban. All 50 states and DC have a law criminalizing sex trafficking. Some states punish purchasers the same as sex traffickers, and 31 states have a buyer applicable trafficking law prohibiting mistake-of-age defense in prosecutions for buying commercial sex act with any minor under 18.