Human Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight
May 11, 2021 | 10:00 am ET
Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, is one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the world. It exploits an estimated 45 million people a year and generates approximately $150 billion in profits. Though the concept of human slavery is certainly not new, some are unaware of the impact and extent of human trafficking in the 21st century, both at home and abroad. The good news is that the financial industry can play a part in disrupting this heinous crime. With proper education, knowledge of red flags and victim indicators, and by building strong relationships with law enforcement, the financial industry can help disrupt the problem of modern slavery.
Patty Presta is Vice President of Professional Development Events at wespay and is an Accredited ACH Professional who has conducted ACH training since 1997. Her responsibilities include training financial institutions through live workshops, webinars, and webcasts, as well as consulting on such topics as ACH Origination, Risk Management and other electronic payment-related issues. Patty has taught at Nacha’s Payments Conferences and Payments Institute and has also served on several Nacha Rules work groups and task forces. Prior to joining wespay, Patty worked at the New England ACH Association as their AVP of Education.