Why OneCoin is a ponzi scheme

OneCoin claims to be a cryptocurrency that is going to be bigger than Bitcoin. Its promoters call it the future of payment. In reality OneCoin is a global scam estimated to be worth over 15 billion USD.

OneCoin, and its sister company OneLife, is the brain child of Ruja Ignatova. She presents herself as a trustworthy business women and has constructed an online presence to support her credibility. The facts from her past tell another story. She has since disappeared after an arrest warrant was filed against her in the United States.

With over 160 arrests linked to OneCoin across many different countries, the evidence against OneCoin, OneLife and Ruja Ignatova is mounting. Despite this, many people still choose to promote this scam and continue to deceive others, even their own families. Victims or perpetrators, these people need to be called out and encouraged to stop their activity.

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Charges against OneCoin

In the official court case documents from the USA Department of Justice on February 6th (2018) they detailed their charges against Ruja Ignatova. They have provided further detailed information about Ruja's charges regarding her financial crimes she has committed within her multi billion dollar ponzi fraud scam OneCoin.

Ruja Ignatova's charges are:

1. Conspiracy to commit wire fraud

2. Wire Fraud

3. Conspiracy to commit Money Laundering

4. Conspiracy to commit Securities Fraud

5. Money Laundering

Ruja Ignatova has not been seen since October 2017 when she vanished (she became aware of the FBI charges being brought against her by the USA for her OneCoin fraudulent crimes and activities). She currently still is at large and is now a wanted fugitive in the USA. Ruja Ignatova when caught and convicted faces up to 90 years in jail for the charges.

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Manhattan U.S. attorney announces charges against leaders of “OneCoin,” a multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme involving the sale of a fraudulent cryptocurrency. Read more

Available to read transcripts on CourtListener (Mark Scott trial): 2053 pages

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Please find below the links to the official USA Department of Justice OneCoin court case official documents.

 Name  Docket  Comment Notes
Mark S Scott  Case  Sentence Dec 17, 2020  Note 1
 Konstantin Ignatov  Case  Ongoing case  Note 2
 Ruja Ignatova  Case  Remains at large  Note 3
 Sebastian Greenwood  Case Adjurned Dec 18, 2020  Note 4
 David Pike  Case Ongoing case  Note 5 
 Gilbert Armenta  Case  Sentence Jan 29, 2021  Note 6
 Grablis vs Onecoin Ltd  Case  Ongoing case  Note 7


Note 1 Mark Scott was found guilty on two accounts for OneCoin $400 million money laundering). Released on bail after the conviction on Nov 21, 2019. Mark S Scott was denied new trial on March 23, 2020 (file #244). Sentencing is postponed to December 17, 2020.

Note 2 At the moment there is no sentencing date for Konstantin Ignatov. This could possibly be decided after Mark S Scott case is finally finished. Please read the memo (file #224) for further information and to verify. Cooperating with the US authoritiesCase is ongoing.

Note 3 Ruja Ignatova (5 charges, margin left) - remains at large.

Note 4 Sebastian Greenwood was arrested in Thailand in Nov 2018 and later extradited to the United States. Pretrial conference (file #264). The October 5 status conference is hereby adjourned to December 18, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. Speedy trial time is excluded from October 5 (2020) until December 18 (2020) in the interest of justice.

Note 5 In OneCoin DOJ case, there's been a filing of a superseding indictment (file #220) against David R. Pike on February 6th. David Pike is indicted for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Case is ongoing.

Note 6. Gilbert Armenta (indicted with 3 counts) – sentencing on January 29, 2021.

Note 7. Class action - case is ongoing.

Here are two recordings of Ruja Ignatova that was obtained from the court trial US vs Mark S. Scott the voice recordings of Ruja Ignatova to her lover Gilbert Armenta!

To listen to both of the voice recordings click the soundcloud recording one and recording two.

BBC podcast - The Missing Cryptoqueen

This excellently produced podcast from Planet Money regarding the multi billion dollar OneCoin scam, Ruja Ignatova highlights about the OneCoin victims Ruja Ignatova lied to and who are now left devastated within it.

This is a shorter yet still powerful version of The Missing Cryptoqueen BBC smash hit podcast series regarding OneCoin.

Huge thanks to Planet Money, Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt for helping continue in raising further awareness about this horrendous fake crypto scam OneCoin.

Listen to the Apple podcast OneCoin The Cryptoqueen.

Listen to the full 9 part episode BBC podcast series The Missing Cryptoqueen.

BBC: Cryptoqueen - How this woman scammed the world, then vanished.

Courtlistener - Konstantin trial

Report OneCoin scam to USA

The USA Department of Justice is requesting OneCoin investors who feel they have fallen victim to the OneCoin scam to report and contact them by email at USANYS.OneCoin@usdoj.gov

SDNY Victim and Witness Coordinator
United States Attorney's Office
One St. Andrew's Plaza
New York, New York 10007

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OneCoin Victim Support Groups

OneCoin Victim Support Group on Facebook

OneCoin OneLife Opportunity on Facebook

The OneCoin Con Onecoincon.com/

OneCoin victim international support group. Join Telegram group 



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