This is unbelievable. Long story short, two Russian women pay $3000 to come to the US for work, only to find out at the last minute their jobs were rescinded but there would be something else found for them when they got to the US. They arrive in Washington DC and told to call some guy named George who barely speaks Russian. He tells them to go to NYC where they'd get work as "hostesses" at a nightclub. Turns out, they may have been walking into a sex trafficking ring. http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/05/metafilter-russian-sex-ring It's amazing to see so many people reaching out to help, not only the women, but the friend posting on MetaFilter.