‘Criptorainha’ que roubou £ 10 bilhões procurados pelo FBI e 'perdeu a fortuna secreta do Bitcoin’

THE FBI has added a Bulgarian woman dubbed the ‘Crypto Queento its infamous 10 most wanted list after she stole billions in the biggest scam EVER.

On the run since 2017, Dr Ruja Ignatova took off with over £10 billion after duping more than a million people into investing in her crypto currency ‘OneCoin’.

The 'Crypto Queen' took off with billions in 2017, and has now been added to the FBI's top 10 most wanted list

The ‘Crypto Queentook off with billions in 2017, and has now been added to the FBI’s top 10 most wanted listCrédito: Notícias universais & Esporte
UMA $100,000 reward has been put up by the FBI as the bureau steps up its hunt for the world's most notorious scammer

UMA $100,000 reward has been put up by the FBI as the bureau steps up its hunt for the world’s most notorious scammerCrédito: Notícias universais & Esporte
Dr Ruja Ignatova has been dubbed 'the most successful criminal in history'

Dr Ruja Ignatova has been dubbed ‘the most successful criminal in historyCrédito: Notícias universais & Esporte

The 42-year-old branded her crypto currency as the replacement for Bitcoin, but flashy sales pitches and promises of quick money turned out to be a massive swindle.

Officials said that it was not backed by any blockchain systemthe digital ledger that governs the crypto worldmeaning the coin dubbed ‘The Bitcoin Killerwas actually worthless.

O virtual Ponzi scheme raked in an estimated $13 billion for Ignatova and her co-conspiratorsbefore its creator mysteriously vanished.

Her co-founder Sebastian Greenwood was arrested in 2018, while her brother Konstantin Ignatov pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering in connection with the scheme in 2019.

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Her whereabouts remain unknown, but her brother alleges that she told him she had sourced abig passportbefore her disappearance.

Many believe that Dr Ruja may be hiding in Russia, while others speculate that she is being protected by powerful people in Bulgaria.

Contudo, others allege that the most likely whereabouts of the ‘Crypto Queenis Dubai, after OneCoin victims filed a lawsuit against the organisation alleging $500 million is still in bank accounts in the country.

Bitcoin, the king of crypto currencies that Ignatova set out to topple, tem crashed in recent monthsleading many to lose fortunes in the process.

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Contudo, leaked documents from Dubai courts found that Dr Ruja may secretly be one of the virtual currency’s biggest holders.

It is unclear exactly how much Bitcoin the OneCoin creator has, but the legal case in Dubai alleges that she procured approximately €50m of the virtual currency from the son of a wealthy Emirati business tycoon in 2015.

Following the crash of the virtual currency this year, Dr Ruja may have quietly lost millions.

The leaked filed were posted online by a lawyer who crowned the fraudster asthe most successful criminal in history.

The Crypto Queen

The legendary scam was launched in September 2014, and Ignatova successfully branded OneCoin as asafe and easymoney-maker despite crypto currencies being relatively new at the time.

Investors were encouraged to recruit friends and family with the promise of bigger payouts, a system that conned people from over 175 países.

As bitcoin took off, sua “mass marketalternative continued to grow with it.

After her success, Dr Ruja went from being a consultant to a celebrity in high demand across the globe.

She addressed adoring fans across the world, e em 2016 walked out to a packed Wembley stadium accompanied by fireworks.

But behind this success, the founder knew it was all a big swindle.

After securing global success, Dr Ruja reportedly got wind the FBI were onto the fact OneCoin’s “preço” was a completely made-up figure.

Em outubro 2017, she was due to reveal how investors could start cashing in their coins at an event in Lisbonbut she never showed up.

Dr Ruja has never been seen since, and she now finds herself on the list of the world’s most sought after criminals.

Dr Ruja Ignatova vanished after conning billions from investors in over 175 países

Dr Ruja Ignatova vanished after conning billions from investors in over 175 paísesCrédito: OneCoinOfficialPage/Facebook