Financial Systems

Leading Credit Card Companies Cripple Backpage.com

July 1, 2015

Polaris praised the major credit card companies today for no longer accepting payments through Backpage.com. For years, Backpage has profited from ads selling victims and survivors of human trafficking, including minors. The move cripples Backpage's ability to profit from these ads, while also disrupting traffickers from selling victims online. 

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.