If someone tries to sell you a magazine, ask if they need help.

Human trafficking takes many forms. I never would have guessed that someone doing something as benign as selling magazines, could have been forced into labor. But some of these young people are in trouble.

Human trafficking: Mag crew kid at your door could be victim – Al Jazeera America

For Youths, a Grim Tour on Magazine Crews – NYtimes.com

Polaris Project http://www.polarisproject.org/ the resource hotline is 1-888-373-7888

Do magazine publishers have a responsibility here? Could they refuse subscriptions from these companies?

Years ago, a young woman came to my door, and sold me a magazine subscription that I have not yet figured out how to cancel. I should have asked if she needed help.

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