Who is Ruja Ignatova, where is she from, where is she now? Where is Ruja Ignatova, Who is she? Cryptoqueen Ruja Ignatova FBI? These questions have been raised with curiosity by recent victims of cryptocurrency scams. Because Ruja disappeared by taking their money. So, who is Ruja Ignatova and where is she?
German citizen Ruja Ignatova is on the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives list. Ignatova, also known as the 'crypto queen', is accused of defrauding investors of $4 billion by selling a fake cryptocurrency called OneCoin.
Ignatova, Bulgaria-based OneCoin Ltd. in lawsuits filed in the USA in 2019. She was convicted of fraud on the grounds that she was running her company as a pyramid scheme. According to the lawsuit, prosecutors stated that it was determined that investors were encouraged to sell a worthless cryptocurrency to others by paying a commission on their sales.
Manhattan Federal Attorney General Damian William said in a statement on the subject that OneCoin is the biggest fraud in history.
Ruja Ignatova placed a wiretapping device in her home in 2017 after she suspected her US boyfriend. That's how she learned that her boyfriend was collaborating with the FBI in the OneCoin investigation. Finally, Ignatova, who was on a plane from Bulgaria to Greece, went missing here and has not been found yet.
'MONEY CAN BUY FRIENDS'
The FBI has announced that it will offer a $100,000 reward to anyone who helps in Ignatova's capture. "He left with a lot of money. Money can buy a lot of friends. I'm sure you benefited from that," Michael Driscoll, FBI Deputy Director for New York, told Reuters.
AVAILABLE IN 2014
Ignatova first launched OneCoin in 2014. Taking advantage of the fact that many investors were very new in the crypto money market at that time, he gave unrealistic information about the features of crypto money. She collected $4 billion from investors between 2014 and 2016. A year later, she disappeared with these coins.