Recently, on Facebook, the following images have been trending in my feed, people forwarding them on, claiming that most if not all of them are actually attempts to get women into sex trafficking (click to embiggen):

Now Hiring image Get Paid to Travel image Afterschool Jon image

I'm a bit skeptical, both because some of the posts unironically invoke Pizzagate and because this sounds like the sort of thing that would be in an urban legend, people being sent to a location to find work and getting suspicious, and it turning out that it was a way to lure them into being commoditized. Lastly, the evidence for this being sex trafficking seems to largely be reports of calling the number for details and getting someone with a foreign accent who hangs up when they ask for more details, which sounds more like a general scam than sex trafficking.

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    Partial duplicate: Is this a photo of an actual ad posted by sex traffickers?
    – tim
    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:12
  • @tim: I thought I remembered something like this popping up, but I could not find it via search. I'll give it a day or two to see if there's more information based on added images. Jul 20, 2017 at 12:26
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    Doing a google search for the number in the third picture gives a whole bunch of people claiming that it's a sex trafficing ring, but it's all just reposts of the facebook post in the image.
    – DenisS
    Jul 20, 2017 at 14:11
  • The first two look more like they're recruiting drug mules than sex slaves.
    – Mark
    Jul 23, 2017 at 0:45
  • The tagging is weird: According to dictionary definitions, sex trafficking has as much to do with sexuality as slavery has with personal hobbies, or murder with sleeping. One describes a crime, the other a person’s voluntary pastime. Jul 24, 2017 at 10:45


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