Las Vegas, NV — Sex trafficking has been an ongoing issue for a while, and recently, traffickers have become much more active in their approaches to get victims, according to various videos making the rounds on social media.
Check out these six tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe from sex traffickers.
If you are a woman that frequents any place alone, you should check your vehicle for zip ties on door handles, and if you do find any make sure that you cut them off immediately!
This signals other traffickers to let them know that you may be a potential target.
Just like the zip tie method, traffickers will place a tissue laced with drugs on your door handle, making you vulnerable so it’s easier for them to kidnap you.
You should not remove the tissue unless you have something to remove it with that will protect your skin, and immediately call the police to report it and because the drug may still be on the handle.
In an effort to cause you to get a flat tire, traffickers will put shattered glass by your tires.
If you do, they will follow you and pretend to be attempting to assist you before kidnapping you as soon as you get out of the car.
You might not be paying attention to this technique, especially if you're on the run and rushing to get somewhere.
Apple Air Tags
While you are inspecting your car for all of these other methods you should also make sure that you don’t see an “Apple Air Tag” on your car as well.
Traffickers will attach this to your vehicle and they will get your home address. If you have an Apple device you should be notified that you have an unknown air tag attached to something you own.
Immediately remove the tag if you notice one.
It is often assumed that men are the only ones involved in these trafficking situations, but you also have to look out for women.
If one or more women come up to you and ask if you want to try a sample of perfume, decline the offer. Do not let them spray you or a piece of paper, and don’t inhale the substance.
You will soon pass out and they will kidnap you.
They Need Help
Traffickers will also take advantage of the kindness of anyone, not just women. Whether you are an older person or a child, they will do whatever they can to get you into a dangerous situation.
A woman may knock on your door in the middle of the night and act as if they are in danger. If you open the door and mention calling the cops, some men will come out of the shadows and proceed to put you in a van.