FACT Sheets

FACT Sheet: Anonymous Shell Companies

Enabling Criminal Activity in the U.S. and Around the World

America is one of the easiest places in the world in which to form an anonymous shell company—this facilitates crimes that victimize ordinary Americans.

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FACT Sheet: Why Beneficial Ownership Transparency Matters

Phantom firms can open bank accounts, wire money, buy property, and transact business like any other company, making them an attractive method for hiding, moving, and using money or other assets. As a result, phantom firms are often misused for a multitude of illegal or unethical activities.

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