The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has revealed the Onecoin cryptocurrency scam and its co-founder Ruja Ignatova, the “crypto queen,” in a new podcast. Onecoin was one of the world’s biggest crypto scams and Ignatova was recently added to the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives list.
FBI on Onecoin Crypto Scam and Ruja Ignatova
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last week published an episode of the “Inside FBI” podcast titled “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Ruja Ignatova.” Also known as the “Crypto Queen” by some, Ignatova co-founded Onecoin, one of the biggest cryptocurrency scams in the world.
The FBI podcast highlights news, issues, and people around the bureau with audio. Event host Monica Grover of the FBI’s Office of Public Affairs explained:
In this episode from inside the FBI, we learn how Ignatova didn’t change the world with a company once marketed as the ‘Bitcoin killer’… but rather, robbed investors of billions of dollars.
Ignatova was added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list in June. The law enforcement agency is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to an arrest.
The co-founder of Onecoin is also on Europe’s most wanted list. Europol is offering a reward of up to €5,000 ($5,000) for any information leading to Ignatova’s arrest.
In the seven-minute segment of the podcast, Grover said, “In On October 12, 2017, Ignatova was indicted and issued a federal warrant in connection with the Onecoin fraud scheme,” Grover said.
Investigators believe she may have received a tip that she was under investigation. In the year She left Sofia, Bulgaria for Athens, Greece on October 25, 2017 and has not been seen since.
Greek police reportedly received information about Ignatova’s whereabouts in July.
“She is currently 42 years old and has brown eyes and dark brown to black hair. However, investigators believe she can change her physical appearance,” Grover elaborated. “Ignatova speaks English, German and Bulgarian. She may be traveling on a fake passport and has links to Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Greece and the United Arab Emirates. She is known to have lived a good life.”
The podcast concludes with Grover urging anyone with information about Ignatova to contact their local FBI office or the nearest US embassy or consulate. Tips can be reported anonymously online.
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