Expert discussion was held with the participation of representatives of relevant organizations and authorities. Information note published by the Győr-Moson-Sopron County Police Headquarters

The Győr-Moson-Sopron County Police Headquarter’s Division for Crime Prevention held – with the coordination of the National Police Headquarters – a professional roundtable meeting in order to facilitate joint action against human trafficking in Győr on 21 May, 2019.            

At the event – among other experts reporting – a specialist representative of the National Police Headquarters presented the programs and results achieved so far by the police in tackling and preventing human trafficking. Participants held case discussions and agreed on further common tasks. In addition to the police, representatives of the court, the prosecutor's office, the alien policing authority, the government office, local governments, child protection institutes and of civil and church organizations attended the meeting.

To prevent victimization, crime prevention experts of the police advise potential victims to keep the following warnings in mind when considering pursuing to work in abroad:

  • Do not believe in too tempting and vague job offers! Consider reliable and verifiable work offers only!
  • Before you accept a job offer abroad, get information about the employer and the expected working conditions in advance!
  • Do not (ever!) take a job abroad without knowledge of the local language/foreign language knowledge!
  • Be suspicious if you are promised an easy job or approached for erotic work in a foreign job ad, and there is no expectation of language knowledge or expertise!
  • Always have the telephone numbers of the Hungarian embassies, consulates and the police with you, as well as the contact information of help organizations who you can turn to, when in trouble!
  • Leave a copy of your passport, identity card, and a not too old photo of yourself at home with your relatives!
  • Always keep your personal documents with you! If you involve another person in the handling of your official affairs, do not hand your documents over to him/her, you must be personally present in the administration procedure!
  • Always keep the amount of money on which you can travel home in case of necessity, and never allow anyone to get and keep you financially dependent on him/her or hold you in a vulnerable situation!

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