Methods of Human Trafficking
In Human Trafficking, there are two different parties involved; the “Trafficker” and the “Victim”. A person who deals or trades in something illegal is known as a Trafficker. On the other hand, the person who has been hurt or exploitedTo use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage. is known as the Victim.
Traffickers use different methods to get their Victims, some of these Methods include:
- Use of Position and Wealth
1. Enticing: To entice someone means to attract someone to a particular place or activity by offering something pleasant or advantageous. Human Traffickers may try to seduce their prospective victims by giving them expensive gifts or money. They do this in order to tempt and attract victims so they can draw them in.
2. Deception: This is when someone deliberately tricks you into believing something that is not true. Human Traffickers make promises to their prospective victims and their families that they know they will not honour or keep, in order to lure them in. Some examples of such promises are they will be sent to school or have arranged for a better opportunity abroad.
3. Abduction: This is the action of forcibly taking someone away against their will. Sometimes Human Traffickers choose to capture their victims using threats or violence and forcefully transport their victims to different locations against their will.
4. Use of Position and Wealth: If the Human Trafficker is someone who is more influential or richer than their victim, they can use their position, wealth and authority to gain control. They are able to deceive the victim’s family by making fake promises. If the victim or their family becomes suspicious the traffickers can then use their position and wealth to exploit and intimidate.