For Trafficking Victims Forced to Scam Others, the Nightmare Continues Even After Escape

After just two months of exchanging WhatsApp messages, Mark Santos knew the stranger he met online was falling in love with him.

“He was very nice,” Santos says, of the unmarried 47-year-old real estate broker from Virginia. “We even celebrated our two months of being together.”

Except Santos wasn’t who he said he was. And he wasn’t acting of his own volition.

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