Criminal networks deliberately push companies, especially SMEs, into bankruptcy. In the canton of Zurich alone, hundreds of (mostly ailing) companies are active, controlled by fraudulent company trustees and intermediaries. Existing companies are taken over in a targeted manner, services are obtained from third parties and the state via these companies, the profits are transferred and the corporate shell is then transferred into bankruptcy. In this way, an organized group of perpetrators damages unsuspecting suppliers, service providers and the public sector. The economic damage caused by bankruptcy runs into billions.