Western Union Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking

The Western Union Company a leader in global payment services, is teaming up with the Blue Campaign, an anti-human trafficking initiative spearheaded by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Western Union will provide the Blue Campaign’s multilingual training and awareness materials to select Western Union Agent locations in the Southwest border region and other areas in the United States. These materials highlight the signs of human trafficking and how to accurately report them. Participating agents will also receive additional training from Western Union on how to detect a potential human trafficking victim and how to involve law enforcement.

“Ending human trafficking is possible only if everyone steps in and plays a role,” said Barry Koch, chief compliance officer for Western Union. “We are committed to using the trust, reach and power of our brand along with our Agent network to engage the public and arm them with awareness and the resources to spot the signs and report suspect activity.”

Learn more at The Wall Street Journal article: Western Union Joins Effort to Fight Human Trafficking.

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