5 of 13 - How are victims recruited and controlled?

Human traffickers use violent methods such as coercion, extortion, violence, including both physical and emotional abuse, but they also use subtle methods, such as blackmail or even seduction of the victim. Most often, they establish direct contact with the person or members of his/her family through impersonation as a prospective employer or a love interest, or through misleading ads that promise jobs and opportunities to earn money. It is not rare for victims to be recruited via the Internet.