Published On: Fri, Jul 31st, 2015

7 ways to spot that someone is being trafficked

You can help. By being aware of the telltale signs that someone is being trafficked, you may be able to keep them from a life of modern slavery.

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The CNN Freedom Project wants to amplify the voices of the victims of modern-day slavery,

highlight success stories and help unravel the tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.

(CNN) It’s vacation season for much of the world, with travelers flocking to airports to jet off for some hard-earned R&R.

But it’s not just holidaymakers who fly on planes. Airports are also hubs for human trafficking — where adults or children are transported into forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.

Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, and traffickers often use air travel to move their victims. Sometimes, victims are flown into another country on the promise of a legitimate job, other times traffickers move their victims within a country, to keep them powerless or to avoid detection.

But you can help. By being aware of the telltale signs that someone is being trafficked, you may be able to keep them from a life of modern slavery.

We asked four organizations involved in anti-trafficking initiatives to share some of the signs that could indicate that a passenger is being trafficked through an airport…

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