How to Report
If you suspect human trafficking, you can use the resources below to make a report and/or to seek services. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to your suspicions. Instead, please contact local law enforcement and/or call any of the tip lines as indicated on this page.
If you believe that you or someone you know is in immediate danger, CALL 911.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: Call 1-888-3737-888 (TTY: 711) or Text ‘INFO’ to 233733
The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.
If you or someone you know needs help, the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.
Homeland Security Investigations Tip Line: 1-866-347-2423
To report suspected human trafficking to federal law enforcement, the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tip Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. You can also submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips. Highly trained specialists take reports from both the public and law enforcement agencies on more than 400 laws enforced by ICE HSI, including those related to human trafficking.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
If you believe a child is involved in a trafficking situation and/or is being sexually exploited, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, or report a tip online through their CyberTipline. NCMEC’s Hotline and CyberTipline are both available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NCMEC reviews each tip and works to find a potential location for the incident reported so that it may be made available to the appropriate law enforcement agency for possible investigation.
Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fair Labor Hotline: 1-617-727-3465 (TTY: 1-617-727-4765)
If you think that an employer did not follow workplace laws, you may file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office. Their Fair Labor Hotline is available Monday through Friday, from 10am to 4pm. You can also file a workplace complaint online.
Department of Children and Families (DCF) Child-at-Risk Hotline: 1-800-792-5200
For concerns and/or suspicion of exploitation or trafficking of a youth under the age of 18, please file a 51A report with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The Child-at-Risk Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to make a report of suspected child abuse or neglect (this includes the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)).