Forged financial bonds worth billions of Euros harm the world economy and cause the collapse of entire companies. This was now uncovered through a transnational investigation carried out by seven reporters from four countries. The bonds can be faked using simple computer software. The scamms are almost without risk. The collaborative investigation was produced by the two centers for investigative reporting CORRECT!V in Germany and IRPI in Italy as well as the two newspapers Tages-Anzeiger in Switzerland and El Confidencial in Spain.
It was then published with different angles in four languages in der Freitag, Tages-Anzeiger, El Confidencial and L’Espresso. CORRECT!V also produced a snowfall-style bilingual website (German and English) hosting the main story. The spark for the investigation was brought to all partners by IRPI as a spin-off to the IRPI-ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington) story on Suntech.