When was the last time you were able to say your vacation saved someone’s life? Probably never. If you have TraffickCam on your smartphone, your next vacation could be a lifesaver.
Human trafficking is a serious crime and a major violation of basic human rights. This crime is realized globally and it effects men, women, and children of all ages. In 2015 alone the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) received 5,544 reported cases of human trafficking. California, Texas, and Florida received the highest amount of cases reported last year. Statistics compiled by the NHTRC are for the United States only, so you can imagine how much higher the numbers are globally.
Victims of human trafficking are exploited for prostitution or other sexual exploitations, forced labour or services, slavery or similar practices, servitude or organ removal.
Since traffickers regularly post photographs of their victims in hotel rooms when advertising online, you can help fight this heinous crime by using your smartphone. Download TraffickCam in the App Store and during your next hotel stay upload photos of your room in the app.
Your photos help create a database of hotel rooms which investigators are able to use to efficiently search to find other images taken in the same location. By taking a few minutes out of your vacation, you could help save someones life!
It doesn’t matter if the hotel you’re at has a one star up to a five star rating, TraffickCam still wants pictures of your room. The more information investigators have to help fight this terrible crime the better. Information is power and with your help we can provide them with a truck load of information. It only takes a couple minutes and you’re done. You’re right back to enjoying your vacation in no time.
TraffickCam is available for free in the App Store and Google Play store for your smart devices. Download it now and do your part to help prevent human trafficking the next time you stay in a hotel; it could save someone’s life!