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Join the fight against human trafficking in Minnesota​

A person washes dishes in a restaurantPicture this: Your teenage child comes to you one evening. They're worried because their friend has been missing a lot of school lately, and they just found out the friend is being forced to work for a friend of the family instead — for no pay.

Is the friend being trafficked for their labor? Do you know how to report it if they were?

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger of being trafficked, call 911. To report a suspected trafficking situation, call the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at 877-996-6222 or email bca.tips@state.mn.us.

Learn more in this DPS blog.​​

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In early 2023, overseas criminals tricked a Minnesota teen into sharing explicit photos of himself with them. They then tried to blackmail him, resorting to death threats in a crime called Financial Sextortion. Hear the harrowing story from his parent, including where they turned to for help. Her identity is concealed to protect the family.