The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports human trafficking in every country; however, these crimes are rarely discussed. Offenders target marginalized and low-income communities and individuals. With the assistance of the dark web and other shady methods, traffickers can anonymously prowl for and eventually purchase or steal victims (2020). Human trafficking (HT) is growing as an industry; all while tucked away in the shadows. Although fear and propaganda have overshadowed the dark reality of the crime, an ever-growing population responsible is partially to blame for the growing numbers of human trafficking victims. However, dark dealings, such as human exploitation, thrive when the world is in a state of turmoil.

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