A massive National Police crackdown on fake companies carried out yesterday saw 740 people arrested and a further 1241 people charged with creating and operating fake companies.
Across Almeria, 13 fake companies have been closed down and 90 people arrested.
These companies are used to launder money, get immigrants their paperwork, steal public subsidies and other nefarious purposes.
So someone might setup a fake company, use it launder money, and at the same time give people fake contracts – they’d pay enough into the social security to start getting benefits once the company “fires” them, etc.
The companies across Almería seem mainly to have been used to offer fake job positions to immigrants to assist them in getting their Spanish residency permits.