How to Report Human Trafficking


If you suspect a case of human trafficking:

  • Call toll-free (866) 347-2423 from anywhere in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
  • Call (802) 872-6199 (not toll-free) from any country in the world.
  • Report the tip online at
  • Follow your airline’s reporting policy and procedure, including using cockpit communications or other methods as part of the Blue Lightning Initiative.
    NOTE: Please identify your tip as a Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) report.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Phone: 888-373-7888

Common Signs of Human Trafficking

Here are some common indicators from Homeland Security to help recognize human trafficking:

  • Does the person appear disconnected from family, friends, community organizations, or houses of worship?
  • Is the person disoriented or confused, or showing signs of mental or physical abuse?
  • Does the person have bruises in various stages of healing?
  • Is the person fearful, timid, or submissive?
  • Does the person show signs of having been denied food, water, sleep, or medical care?
  • Is the person often in the company of someone to whom he or she defers? Or someone who seems to be in control of the situation, e.g., where they go or who they talk to?
  • Does the person appear to be coached on what to say?

Not all indicators listed above are present in every human trafficking situation, and the presence or absence of any of the indicators is not necessarily proof of human trafficking.