Most prostitutes lured by false promises, trafficking study reveals

Half of the women who end up working in prostitution rings in Greece are lured into them by pimps offering them fake jobs, according to research carried out by the Greek office of the A21 Campaign, a nongovernmental organization that fights human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

“The most popular way is the promise of work, which is used around 49 percent of the time,” according to Aris Kardasilaris, of A21.

Another 17 percent of the time, the procurers pretend to be in love with their victims while in 3 percent of cases the women are abducted, according to figures presented at a press conference.