One of many sufferer’s of the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam is receiving demise threats for her actions towards the con artists.
In line with the BBC, Jen McAdam from Glasgow is receiving messages threatening sexual violence and demise from folks whom she believes are OneCoin supporters.
McAdam has been a part of the on-going BBC podcast, The Missing Cryptoqueen, through which reporters are exploring the OneCoin rip-off and trying to find its figurehead, Ruja Ignatova. She’s been a pivotal voice in talking out towards Ignatova and her accomplices, revealing the ways scammers used within the scheme to con as a lot as £four billion ($5 billion) from victims around the globe.
However it appears not everybody is ready to abdomen the reality that OneCoin is nothing greater than an old style Ponzi scheme with no precise product.
“It’s horrible, the abuse is vile and the threats really feel very actual to me, I’m at all times trying over my shoulder now,” McAdam instructed the BBC.
“It’s taking its toll on my well being however I cannot hand over till me and the hundreds of different OneCoin victims like me see some type of justice,” she added.
McAdam is only one of 70,000 UK-based victims who invested into the OneCoin rip-off.
The Glaswegian invested £eight,000 ($10,000) of her private funds into the Ponzi scheme; she additionally ended up forming a layer of the pyramid herself after encouraging family and friends to speculate an extra £220,000 ($279,000) into OneCoin.
Ruja Ignatova, alongside along with her brother, Konstantin Ignatov, ran OneCoin which claimed to be a new and better version of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
They held elaborate and glamorous occasions the place they pitched OneCoin to potential buyers, and claimed it was going to alter the world and usher in a brand new world of monetary freedom. Those that invested early have been instructed they’d be initially of a revolution.
Nevertheless, nothing actually existed, OneCoin didn’t have a blockchain or a cryptocurrency. Ignatova has since vanished and is being charged with cash laundering offenses.
McAdam is campaigning for the OneCoin rip-off to be taken extra significantly within the UK and has reported the demise threats to the police. Extra energy to her. The extra victims that talk out towards scams like this, the higher.
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Revealed October 15, 2019 — 07:26 UTC