Thursday, October 09, 2014
Mapping the Anonymous Criminal Companies
The Great Rip-Off is a map from Global Witness which highlights the abuse of anonymous companies around the world. The map helps to plot the global connections between the anonymous companies used by tax evaders, terrorists, drugs cartels and corrupt politicians to hide their ill-gotten gains.
The map itself is used as a navigational aide to explore the stories behind some of the abuses carried out by these anonymous companies. Select a country on the map and you can access the Global Witness accounts of the use of anonymous companies based in that country. The investigative reports about each company include details about the criminal activities involved, the victims of the company and the names of any other companies involved.