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Human trafficking awareness – detecting, reporting and partnering for survivors

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world, exploiting over 45 million people and generating an estimated $150 billion in profits each year. FinCEN has listed this horrific crime as one of the eight national priorities. However, do financial institutions have all they need to detect and adequately report suspicious activity tied to human trafficking? To honor Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we will discuss financial institutions’ difficulty detecting human trafficking and the complex typologies associated with these crimes. You will come away prepared for the FinCEN priorities and what assistance is available to survivors with the assistance of organizations like Texas Advocacy Project. 



  • Common misconceptions about human trafficking and its patterns 
  • Red flag indicators to reveal suspicious activity surrounding trafficking 
  • How to better detect human trafficking in your financial institution 
  • Partnerships that support human trafficking survivors 

Meet Your Presenters

Heather Bellino

Heather Bellino is the Chief Executive Officer at Texas Advocacy Project, Inc. Since 2005 she has been involved in efforts to help survivors of violence find safety and hope for themselves and their families. Texas Advocacy Project’s mission is to end dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in

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Terri Luttrell, CAMS-Audit, CFCS

Compliance and Engagement Director
Terri Luttrell is a seasoned AML professional and former director and AML/OFAC officer with over 20 years in the banking industry, working both in medium and large community and commercial banks ranging from $2 billion to $330 billion in asset size.

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