When Kate registered on the online dating site posing as a mail order bride, she lists her age as 21, even though she looks older. When her passport and visa are scanned at the airport, her birth date is listed on the monitor readout as 7/9/1988. A few seconds later as her passport is stamped, the date on the stamp reads 6/28/2005. This would make Kate only 16 years old, two weeks shy of her 17th birthday. As the traffickers examine all girls' papers, this would have stuck out like a sore thumb and made Kate very suspect.