Signs of Trafficking for Food Staff

Food and beverage staff may have access to a guest’s room or see them using the hotel restaurant or bar. Be conscious of these signs indicating a guest may be a victim of human trafficking.
• Patron entertaining a minor at the bar or restaurant that he/she did not come in with originally.
• Patron claims to be an adult although appearance suggests he/she is a minor.
• Individuals loitering and soliciting male patrons.
• Individuals waiting at a table or bar and picked up by a male (trafficker or customer).
• Individuals asking staff or patrons for food or money.
• Individuals taking cash or receipts left on tables.
Each indicator alone may not necessarily mean a person is being trafficked.
Do not at any time attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to your suspicions.
Call 9-1-1 for emergency situations—threats of violence, physical assault, emergency medical needs, etc.
Follow your corporate protocol, such as by notifying management and security.
Call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423) to report suspicious criminal activity to federal law enforcement. Highly trained specialists take reports from both the public and law enforcement agencies. Submit a tip at
To get help from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).

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