Onecoin Supporters Send Vile Threats To The $5 Billion Crypto Scam Whistleblower On Social Media
A whistleblower on the cryptocurrency scam project, Onecoin, is receiving death and sexual violence threats from supporters of the project, a BBC report uncovers. Jen McAdam, an Irish crypto investor, reported the matter to the Scottish police claiming she has been receiving the threats mainly through her Facebook page.
Onecoin Supporters vile Threats Reported to the Police
In a podcast on BBC’s The Missing Cryptoqueen Sounds podcast, a show dedicated to investigating the Onecoin scam and its founder, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, Ms. McAdam claims the recent death and violence threats are a part of a coordinated attack by the Onecoin supporters. As one of the unfortunate investors in the “cryptocurrency”, McAdam's has been on the forefront to bring the culpable persons to book.
However, a couple of online bullies, who she believes are supporters of Onecoin, are hampering her efforts to find justice for the duped investors. She explained,
“It is horrible, the abuse is vile and the threats feel very real to me, I'm always looking over my shoulder now.”
According to reports, Onecoin may have raised over $4 billion USD in the cause of its operations (it is still in operation) across the globe in investment. However, several governments and financial regulators including Rwanda and the United States warned their citizens against investing in the token. In 2018, US prosecutors charged Dr. Ignatova for running a well-constructed pyramid scheme and money laundering through the project.
Onecoin Investors Call for Help
Ms. McAdam invested close to £8,000 GBP of her own money in the project while further convincing her family and friends to invest an additional £220,000 GBP. She maintains that the police should take keen notice on the proceedings of the case to help close to 70,000 investors in the U.K alone recover their money.
Speaking in the podcast, McAdam said,
“I know through the different victims' groups around the world that it is people just like me who are affected. They invested their life savings, they remortgaged homes and they convinced their friends and family to get involved -and they feel as awful as I do about it all because we were all duped.”
Bump on the Road to Justice
U.S prosecutors on the Onecoin scam are having trouble in convincing witnesses to testify against the project. On Oct. 11, four Bank of Ireland representatives backed down from voluntarily testifying against the cryptocurrency project despite two employees claiming they would testify earlier.