Freelancers, be aware of human traffickers who trick people with fake job offers and exploit them for profit. They are taking advantage of online technologies for every step of their criminal activities.
Victims are being targeted and recruited via social media and online platforms where personal information and detail of people’s locations are readily available. Traffickers create fake websites or post advertisements on legitimate employment portals and social networking websites. The global nature of human trafficking and the abuse of technology make it difficult for law enforcement authorities to tackle this crime. According to statistics the internet has become the most common place where victim recruitment takes place.
Be vigilant – check your social media privacy settings, turn off your location settings, consider making your posts visible to your friends only and avoid checking in at places on social media.
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