OneCoin crypto scam leads to death threats
There are apparently some who support the $5-billion Ponzi scheme
The OneCoin cryptocurrency project was nothing more than a Ponzi scheme – that much has already been proven. However, as the search is on for one of its leaders, Ruja Ignatova, there are apparently some who believe the scammer was right to steal $5 billion from investors. An ongoing investigation into the ordeal has resulted in at least one victim receiving death threats, allegedly from Ignatova and OneCoin supporters.
Jen McAdam has been participating in an ongoing podcast on BBC called The Missing Cryptoqueen. It centers on reporters who are trying to track down Ignatova and unravel the scam in its entirety. McAdam has frequently spoken out against the fraudster and her accomplices and has been targeted by her supporters. McAdam, who invested about $10,000 into OneCoin, explains, “It is horrible, the abuse is vile and the threats feel very real to me, I’m always looking over my shoulder now. It is taking its toll on my health but I will not give up until me and the thousands of other OneCoin victims like me see some form of justice.”
OneCoin was going to be a better version of Bitcoin (BTC) when it was launched by Ingatova and her brother, Konstantin. They marketed the coin heavily, holding events and campaigns that promised to change the world. However, investors didn’t bother to do their due diligence, as OneCoin didn’t even have a blockchain in place.
Konstatin was arrested earlier this year, but Ruja is still on the run. Another person involved, Mark Scott, has also been arrested.