February 9, 2023
All Things Possible (ATP) and its partners recently wrapped up another productive Skull Games hunt, pushing 45 human trafficking cases to law enforcement.
Over the Gasparilla Pirate Festival weekend in Tampa, Florida. (January 28-29), a team of vetted open-source intelligence (OSINT) technology analysts and survivors turned hunters, supported by law enforcement investigators, positively identified over 60 victims of human trafficking, 24 persons of interest, among what turned out to be 45 different cases with all leads being pushed to law enforcement for investigation. Partnering with ATP, Cobwebs Technologies supports these efforts to help bring victims to safety by contributing our resources to identify and interdict human trafficking activity.
The name Skull Games comes from the brainwashing traffickers inflict upon their victims to keep them docile. However, the people at Skull Games try to get into the minds of those same traffickers. Volunteers are usually former military or law enforcement intelligence personnel, but some of the best work comes from survivors. We could not be as successful as we are without the expertise as these survivors to guide our efforts.
At the end of each Skull Games, EAG and ATP send detailed reports to law enforcement with a path of discovery for them to obtain warrants with a probable cause to find victims or possible suspects. As a retired law enforcement officer, I am proud to work side by side with members of EAG and ATP, using our intelligence tradecraft to provide law enforcement with this critical information to help close cases and stop further victimization.
“OSINT For Good”
There are an estimated 27.6 million victims of human trafficking worldwide at any given time, according to the U.S. Department of State. Human trafficking affects us all. Only through collaboration between all sectors of society—government, law enforcement, academia and the private sector—and the proper tools, can we combat human trafficking.
Cobwebs is proud to volunteer – and use our technology – at the Skull Games event and work with these partners to assist with the identification of possible traffickers and victims. The next hunt is April 22-23. Registration is now open for qualified OSINT analysts to join the hunt.