A woman named Jen McAdam from Glasgow reported the death threats that she is receiving on Facebook for defaming OneCoin, the already proven crypto scam.
Jen McAdams was a part of a podcast that investigated into OneCoin’s pyramid Ponzi scheme and the disappearance of one of the founders, Dr. Ignatova. Merely being a part of the investigation caught the eye of the supporters of OneCoin, who started posing death threats to her on Facebook. McAdams herself was one of the 70,000 (estimated) people in the UK who got caught into the Ponzi scheme and have been unable to fully cash their stake. According to her, these victims should be given due attention and justice should be served. UK policing and financial regulation authorities should look deeply into the matter. She stated in an interview:
We think there’s around 70,000 victims in the UK but it feels as if they are being left behind, nobody here seems interested in this.
OneCoin operated through a multi-level marketing mechanism where people invited other people to invest in the currency to gain rewards. The more people an individual brings, the more he will be rewarded. Due to this scheme, a lot of people, including Jen McAdams persuaded their friends and family to invest. Before realizing that this scheme was a scam, Ms. McAdams had already invested £8,000 in the scheme and made her close friends and family invest around £220,000. The woman was deeply shocked after realizing all her life savings were gone. She stated:
They (people) 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.
Ms. McAdams states that this is a coordinated attack by the fans of OneCoin who are sending her threatening messages related to sexual violence and death. Instead of stepping down and laying low, the woman reported these messages to the Scotland police. The threats have deeply affected the woman mentally and physically but according to her, being brave and openly bringing her voice to the mainstream is the need of the hour as thousands have suffered and fell victim to the illicit schemes of OneCoin. She stated:
It is horrible, the abuse is vile and the threats feel very real to me, I’m always looking over my shoulder now. It is taking its toll on my health but I will not give up until me and the thousands of other OneCoin victims like me see some form of justice.
One of the founders Konstantin Ignatov was apprehended earlier this year for the huge fraud scheme. The US Department of Justice unveiled that even the price was internally controlled and there was no proper blockchain backing the currency.