OneCoin money launderer Frank Schneider arrested in France
Frank Schneider, a key figure in OneCoin’s money laundering operations, has been arrested in France.
Schneider is also believed to have tipped off Ruja Ignatova about the FBI investigation, leading to her disappearance.
Schneider (right) was wanted by authorities in the US for his role in OneCoin, a $4 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.
In addition to tipping Ignatova off, Schneider also handled OneCoin’s dirty work.
Through his company Sandstone S.A., Schneider engaged the UK PR firm Chelgate.
Chelgate, working with the law firm Carter Ruck, lobbied UK authorities on OneCoin’s behalf.
This resulted in the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK’s top financial regulator, retracting a securities fraud warning issued against OneCoin.
In retrospect, the FCA retraction was one of the worst examples of European regulatory negligence regarding OneCoin.
Schneider, a connected former member of Luxembourg’s secret service, had up until now evaded capture.
As reported by Republicain Lorrain, Schneider was picked up by authorities on an international arrest warrant in Joudreville.
He was arrested this Thursday, in a spectacular fashion, as he was preparing to cross the Luxembourg border.
Joudreville is about a thirty minute drive from the Luxembourg border.
Following his arrest, Schneider was taken into custody and transported to the regional capital Nancy. There he is being held in anticipation of an extradition request from US authorities.
As of yet we’ve had no word from the US side. Pending extradition of Schneider, hopefully we’ll get access to an unsealed indictment with full details.
If anyone knows what happened to Ruja Ignatova since her 2017 disappearance, it’s Frank Schneider.
Update 22nd July 2021 – Frank Schneider has filed an appeal against extradition.
The Nancy Court of Appeals has delayed a decision on Schneider’s extradition till September.
Update 20th November 2021 – Frank Schneider’s extradition to the US will now be decided on January 19th.
In the meantime French authorities have released Schneider to monitored home detention.
Don’t fuck this up France.
And the noose continues to tighten on the main OneCoin players. The rest have to be wondering if they are next, and when it is going to happen.
This is far, far, far from being over. I have no doubt more are on the way. Tears of Joy are being shed by OneCoin victims with this news.
Can’t wait to hear King Jayms spin on this one, or how long he can ignore it before he has to tell his lies about it.
Wow, Wow, Wow, Ladies and Gentermens!
Looks like the scam continues to be dismantled from the top down!
I sure can think of a few more money launderers they can nab before they start picking off the networking pimps! Time to grab a buttery pail of some salty/ delicious Orville Redenbacher once again!
That is the best news I could have woken up to! Whatever plans Ruja had for today have been changed to quickly moving house.
I’m french and I fucking hope they don’t fuck this up.
I don’t think KingJayms or anybody from the OneCoin scam reacts publicly, because Schneider is not a known name in the network. So they just gonna ignore it as usual.
But for many who worked with Ruja this is definitely concerning news. And also for the Sofia OneCoin criminals as this definitely shows there’s an active international process going on.
Maybe we can learn what that dodgy RavenR family office in London really did for the Ignatov family on instructions from Schneider.
This is truly frightening news for transnational organized crime, many Russian oligarchs and corrupt politicians/officials.
I’d be surprised if this goes smoothly. Even his home country Luxembourgh may find his arrest & extradition unpalatable, and Frank probably has diplomatic passports of several small corrupt countries. So it could be lengthy and uncertain process to remove his covers.
(In many ways not comparable to Frank, but look at how smooth the extradition of Dmytro Firtash has been.)
The fact that he is/was s spy could complicate things further. He is s crook, but for some — perhaps even France — he may be a crook like Felix Sater. That is, in addition to being a genuine crook, he may have done some really valuable services to national security, that will make French law enforcement / justice system go easy on him.
Frank’s friends/customers will go to great lenghts in order to ensure that Americans won’t get him. I’d even say that Frank’s life could now be in danger. Too many “influential people” can’t risk Frank snitching to Americans.
One way France could screw this up is that Frank becomes one of those many people dying in suspicious cirmuntances. 😉
That we even know Frank was nicked is incredible. He’s the kind of guy that should disappear into that mirror world of renditions, secret prisons, etc. What a f’n coup!
The weirdest part about it all is that OneCoin and Ruja are probably at the bottom of the list the US would like to talk to him about. Journalists being kocked off in Malta, warlords in Africa being referred to Chelgate, the links between the current rulers of the Russian state and the Russian mob…
Where to start? It’s too good to be true. I expect an announcement that he was released in error, he topped himself in custody, they were mistaken thinking it was him, etc
Will Frank Schneider’s arrest also have consequences for former OneCoin CEO Pierre “Pitt” Arens, who is also a Luxembourger? Luxembourg is a small country and I suspect they know each other.
They definitely know each other. Duncan is on record somewhere saying that Arens introduced him to Schneider
For his work for OneCoin/Ruja, Pierre Arens received his paychecks via Frank Schneider’s firm Sandstone. See:
Noteworhty that Arens worked behind the scenes for OneCoin at least since late 2016.
Arens only became publically associted with OneCoin in May 2017, when he replaced Pablo Munoz as OneCoin CEO.
The reference to Russian state affiliated organization Afrocom in connection his work for OneCoin gives clues as to what kind of dark schemes Ruja & Pitt got themselves involved in with/via Schneider.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the “100m PDVSA oil deal” that the court transcipt cites Ruja talking about, has some involvement of Frank too.
These kind of schemes are probably the reason why some “influential people” helped Ruja to escape. Like Jan Marsalek.
Many Thanks! Obviously I have overlooked these connections in the past.
Karl Horsburgh (irglobal.com/advisor/karl-horsburgh/) might be another fellah from Lux, who is now sweating like a prostitute in church.
From the SDNY court transcript, it appears that Karl was yet another dirty moneyman that Frank Schneider arranged to help Ruja to launder OneCoin criminal proceeds:
(p.108-109 / TR 1245-1246 ;
No. Pitt was OC. Pablo was OL. Keep up. This is well documented. At this point it is important it doesn’t get confused.
The video was uploaded on October 12, 2016.
OneCoin and OneLife were part of the same scheme: OneCoin was the fraud cryptocoin and OneLife sold OC to victims.
One implies the other, so why must we distinguish between the two?
Hi community, when is it FRANK RICKETTS´s turn?
Please, can somebody put stop this guy? Thank´s.
Because the company distinguished between the two and their leaked employment contracts reflect that. They were separate legal entities at least until mid-2017. Then it becomes confusing.
Pablo was CEO of OL, Pierre of OC. The US DoJ has lumped them together.
And that makes sense after Ruja went wherever Ruja went but Pierre didn’t replace Pablo as Semjon implied.
Anyone making a complaint, filing a suit or putting together a prosecution risks having it thrown out if they get that wrong and that is why it is important.
This site is often the first place anyone doing any of those will land and that is why we must distinguish. We haven’t come this far for hurt people to be hurt further on technicalities.
People on the inside will tell you that Frank being caught is bigger than Ruja being snatched.
What a happy day today has been
You are technically right, but I thought — and still think — that I wasn’t cutting corners very much.
My main point was to allege that pulling Pierre behind the curtains into the spotlight was a solution/reaction to Pablo being kicked out as the “outsider professional corporate figurehead”. Or is this not true?
And I thought “at this point” in your comment was an indication that you were being facetious/ironic. Since — at this point — who cares about such legal technicalities/ fictions, which were created for obfuscation purposes in the first place?
Ruja probably got the idea to split OC and OL from Frank Ricketts, who had demarcated the “technology company” (SiteTalk) from the “MLM company” (Unaico, which later became OPN) in his previous scam.
OneCoin is abound with such obfuscation bullshit, and the key thing is not to cling to it but look through it. This is why DoJ lumps OL&OC together, along with several other associated entities when talking about OneCoin Ltd.
I agree. Frank is likely far bigger fish than Ruja. People might not realize it now, but Frank’s arrest has potential to be one of the most significant events in modern organized crime & corruption affairs.
E.g. what you wrote about African warlords wouldn’t be surprising given Frank is on public record defending an arms-trafficker with allaged intelligence background called Arcadi Gaydamak (5minutes.rtl.lu/actu/luxembourg/a/447216.html) who has had interesting dealings in Africa …
Guess he didn’t see “Catch Me If You Can” … Frank Abagnale “escaped” to France and got caught. Rumor has it Carl Hanratty Jr. made the arrest.
I respectfully disagree, though I am far from expert in these matters and I may be wrong. But to my understanding, in situations like this where scammers throw up shell companies to confuse their victims, it’s the players you go after, not the companies.
That would imply they share my view. I doubt very much they give two fucks whether scammer X worked for shell company A or shell company B, or they wouldn’t have lumped OL and OC together.
Hey, as long as these rats go down one way or another, it’s all good, right?
For more on the subject of shell companies, check out this BS scammer claim, and how Oz replied to it:
If I’m discussing something where the distinction is important I’ll make the differentiation. Otherwise Pierre Arrens and Pablo Munoz are OneCoin executives are far as I’m concerned.
OneCoin == OneLife. I don’t think I’ve ever written an article referring to OneLife affiliate investors.
We’re all on the same side.
We are now at the point where this can end. Let’s please make it easy for everyone.
Respect to everyone involved. I get snarky, frustrated, etc. I’m human but by no means a Ruja.
You never came across to me as snarky, Stevie. As you say, we’re all on the same side, brother.
Some interesting & funny things happening in the ruins of OneCoin:
In this May 1st webinar with Luca Miatton and Cristi Calina, the fraudsters showcase (at around 1:10:00 timemark) a document claiming to be an approval of “Central bank of Ukraine” to green-light the use of OneCoin as a financial asset.
They talk about Luca becoming a president of a bank in Ukraine — one that will start hand out OneCoin payment cards to OneCoin members again. The bank will be first of its kind to work with OneCoin.
[While Ruja’s main moneyman Martin Breidenbach still owns Hermes bank in St Lucia — or at least some parts of it, see Hermescard (opencorporates.com/companies/gb/08342224) & Hermes Capital (app.companiesoffice.govt.nz/companies/app/ui/pages/companies/3708655/detail) — OneCoin criminals already have destroyed at least two banks, in Georgia and Zambia.]
It seems Miatton has had massive beef & turf war with King(size) Jayms, and Miatton uses this supposed victory in Ukraine to roast & ridicule Jayms, boasting that he is the real boss now because he can bring goods like the this to the investors.
Miatton apparently wants to turn the scam more into overt Ponzi again, whereas Jayms doesn’t have the balls for this, and wants continue with the barren “education” charade as the focus of the promotion.
Let’s see how King(size) and “the company” will respond.
Calina has published a translation of the document on his website (fantasticglobalteam.ro/guvernul-ucrainei-incep-cooperarea-cu-compania-onelife-pentru-introducerea-onecoin-in-domeniul-financiar/).
While it seems on the face of it that Ukrainian officials express alarming level of interest for co-operation with OneCoin — perhaps out of politeness & lack of Due Diligence research –, it seems they haven’t made any decisions yet, because the legislative & regulatory work is still in progress.
Here is a machine-translation of Calina’s Romaniqn translation of the relevant parts:
I read the the letter as a polite blanker reply to Miatton’s enquiry he made on April 21st, asking for updates on his proposition to approve OneCoin in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian official replies in effect “evertyhing is still ‘work in prcgress’, including your case, and we’ll get back to you after the final rules & regulations have been clarified, i.e when we have the ability to legalize cryptocurrenies”.
I’m quite sure Luca’s OneCoin foray in Ukraine will be swiftly terminated once someone informs this Oleksii Vyskub & The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine about OneCoin.
I doubt Ukrainians are that stupid and corrupt to bring this kind of humiliation upon themselves.
Yeah this is like those stupid MOUs out of Asia that were a thing a few years ago.
When all’s said and done OneCoin is a toxic brand, no government on Earth is going to give it a stamp of approval.
And what’s the timeline for Ukraine working out how to tax cryptocurrencies (which ironically has nothing to do with OneCoin)? Five years, ten years?
This short video starring Romanian top scammer Cristi Calina from Romania was released today:
The current President of Ukraine was an actor before – maybe that explains the naivety of the Ukrainian government?
The script for the OneCoin movie was written by Ruja Ignatova and Sebastian Greenwood. What male role could Zelenskyj take on in the OneCoin crime thriller? I recognize a certain resemblance to Sebastian Greenwood …
As early as November 2019, the BBC wrote in a very detailed report about this rumor:
Maybe Ruja really fled to Ukraine? Does she maintain old contacts there?
Video from Indian OneCoin scammer Sanyasinaidu Kannuri. The video was uploaded to YouTube in November 2020!
WhistleBlowerFin published the topic “Ukraine” and Luca Miatton in October 2020 from this comment:
Let’s see. I tweeted about it.
Cristi Calina writes on his Romanian scam portal fantasticglobalteam.ro:
The very detailed report includes the translation of an official letter that begins as follows:
The extensive letter contains 17 points or conditions that must be met.
They should be going after ALL the top OneCoin promoters who earned millions of dollars, and who are now top promoters in various new crypto scams!
So-called “representatives” of OneCoin were already active in Ukraine in May 2017:
This video was uploaded by Alexey Serbin, who has 5,690 subscribers:
Alexey Serbin is also promoting the Romanian top scammer Cristi Calina with a short video. In the picture on the left the former OneCoin scammer Kari Wahlroos:
I am very sad. Can someone comfort me please? The reason is easy to explain.
Even an old woman like me finally wants to get rich with OneCoin! I looked for a registration link and wanted to register. But that is not possible!
I am presented with this terrible news:
Do I have to die poor now?
Today we have only two life choices: die poor or get hacked.
A sad, sad state of affairs.
I have already pointed out that in Russia a disproportionately large number of women are involved in the OneCoin fraud.
One of these women is the very active Irina Tolmacheva.
She has uploaded 266 videos to YouTube since December 2016 – the last one on April 24, 2021 with criminal Ruja Ignatova:
Of course, this video is also ancient, but nobody can criticize it because Irina has deactivated the comment function. But she is kind enough to post her contact details below the video:
In the long list of these videos I spontaneously recognize the following OneCoin scammers:
Tom McMurrain – Pablo Munoz – Anton Federspiel – Ralf Paulick – “Pastor” Dennis Okeah from Nigeria – Mirsaitova Dilbar (Russian Black Diamond) – Kari Wahlroos – Igor Alberts – Adreea Cimbala – Udo Carsten Deppisch – Pehr Karlsson – Steinkeller Brothers – Navid Tavakoli – Max Nilsénius – Agimon Osamede Solomon – Ajayi Adebayo – Dinos Bakalis – Luca Miatton and so on.
The photo of Irina Tolmacheva, unfortunately, is not very sharp:
Irina Tolmacheva on DealShaker with a different email address:
A registration under her link “paradise777it” was unfortunately not possible – see my last comment #37.
The new DealShaker Country Manager in Russia is also a woman:
Kobtseva Anastasia Vladimirovna.
In February 2020 this name was called in and for Russia:
Dina Sinyagina – OneLife Novosibirsk Team
Is Dina Sinyagina no longer working for the OneCoin scammers in Sofia? Here is a video of her:
I think Dina jumped ship to a newer scam a while ago didn’t she?
All the glossiest and prettiest must have: her, Natalia, Marianna Lopez, Elena Apelkova.
In Kazakhstan, too, women dominate OneCoin scams. An important person is Saule Sekenova, who had personal meetings with Ruja (in Astana) and Konstantin (in Sofia).
Here is a DealShaker event organized by seven women:
Saule Sekenova on Facebook:
Saule Sekenova’s contact details on DealShaker:
Left to right: Dilbar Mirsaitova (Black Diamond), Sheikh Cordel KingJayms James (Captain) and Saule Sekenova (Diamond) in September 2018 in Dubai. Who’s the cheater on the far right?
Left to right: Sergey Korolev – Saule Sekenova – the fraudulent Bulgarian used car dealer Petar Kralev and Yelena Balandina:
I think, even if they aren’t in the video, we should put on this list José Gordo who was with Mariana Lopez de Waard responsible for most of the Latin markets.
Of course, Irina Tolmacheva also uploaded the official promotional videos of the OneCoin scammers in Sofia.
In this video you can see José Gordo and Mariana Lopez de Waard briefly:
I haven’t heard or read from the OneCoin scammer Mihail Petrovic (Black Diamond) from Serbia for a long time. Irina Tolmacheva from Russia uploaded a video with him:
Speakers were (left to right): Ed Ludbrook – Kari Wahlroos – Mihail Petrovic:
Other participants were: Global Leader Kenny Nordlund and so-called “Top Leaders” like
Zoran Stupar – Davor Todorovic – Miroslav Kurzela – Valon Kycyku – Goran Novakovic – Damir Topic – Zeljko Jankovic – Marinko Paric:
Mihail Petrovic and Ruja Ignatova:
Mihail Petrovic with Kari Wahlroos – Frank Ricketts – Aron Steinkeller:
Mihail Petrovic and his “BalkanDreamTeam“:
Mihail Petrovic and Crown Diamond Juha Parhiala:
Mihail Petrovic with Anton “Toni” Federspiel (South Tyrol) and Ralf Paulick (Germany):
Mihail Petrovic with Igor Alberts – Andreea Cimbala – Cristi Calina – José Gordo:
Allegedly, Mihail Petrovic is a professor of mathematics and IT. Before moving to OneCoin, he worked for HerbaLife and ORGANO Gold:
Does anyone know a real professor who works as a networker?
Who wrote this hymn of praise? Veska Ignatova or the OneCoin preacher himself?
The scammers in Sofia are very optimistic when they speak of “next years”. So much stupidity and simplicity really only fits the “Captain” who calls himself “King” Jayms.
His real name is Cordel James and he is cheating with his wife, Patrice James.
Apparently, Cordel ‘KingJayms’ James is a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Trinidad and Tobago. That explains why he often writes and speaks like a preacher in his videos and OneCoin newsletters.
Two partial quotes from him from today’s newsletter:
Advertisement by Patrice James for King James Enterprises on the deal4u.biz portal:
Today I can no longer reach deal4u.biz:
The following screenshot from the archive proves that deal4u.biz is a scam portal.
Alleged “success stories” by Angel Witicker (Head of Marketing, Extra Space), Debra Becker (Founder & CEO, Divi Corner) and John Wise (Head of Design, Elegant Themes) are shown. Funny is what these three fictional people actually have to say!
PS: The domain deal4u.biz was registered at godaddy.com on August 22, 2017.
Noticed that at 57:25 timemark of the May 1st video linked in comment #28, Luca Miatton says he used OneCoins to increase the capital of his firm Mittas’s Family SRL to three million euros.
If true, s balance sheet manipulation using fake value of OneCoin to fool banks into lending money to his firm?
Right after that, Luca apparently implies he somehow links OneCoin to the patrimony delcarations he makes to the Italian authorities too? Sounds quite dodgy.
The Italian mafia is being fought, but it is not dead yet. Luca Miatton is the best proof of this.
In the so-called interview, Luca Miatton also recommends the fraud portal continuum.li of the mentally ill Martin Mayer from Liechtenstein:
Martin Mayer was also a speaker at a Luca Miatton fraud event in Verona. The two scammers know each other very well.
Also: Luca Miatton has an account with the dubious German bank “N26“, which he probably uses for his money laundering. Details here:
Luca Miatton is officially a hotelier, a serious businessman. Like many other members of the Italian mafia who often have catering establishments (bar, restaurant, pizzeria, etc.)
Who knows this woman? She belongs to the Italian OneCoin Mafia, but she does not mention her real name in any video.
She always uses the pseudonym “OneLife IMA Italia”. Could that be Luca Miatton’s wife? Luca Miatton was the organizer of the 1st DealShaker Expo Europe in Verona. (See picture in the background.)
It seems you are right. The person on the picture could be Franca Cavaggioni. Luca Miattons wife.
Hello Karl, thank you very much. Since when have you been observing the OneCoin scam?
A OneCoin fraudster from Norway charges 100 or 550 Norwegian kroner so that you can read on his fraud portal one or six months. That corresponds to 10 or 55 euros. 25% VAT will be charged extra.
Nobody should pay extra money for the OneCoin lies. With this link I read for free – for example news from March 2020 with many photos of the OneCoin scammers:
In the first row from left to right: Marco Agnelli (Italy) – Luca Miatton (Italy) – Polona Ajdic (DealShaker Country Manager Slovenia)
This note on ocadmin.eu is also funny:
This is written by a cheater who publishes copied material himself!
Addition to comment #37
Bad news again. Registration not possible as the onelife.eu SSL certificate is still invalid:
I’am not really observe the Onecoin network. I found a video that shows a connection from Onecoin to World Equity Expo (Wazzup), a “project” from a other known swedish networker…
So i try to find some background informationen for a “real” connection between OC/OL/DS and this swedish person.
No record of any federal case against this guy in PACER.GOV
I wouldn’t hold my breath on the indictment showing up.
Greenwood was arrested in late 2018 and extradited shortly after. His indictment didn’t surface April 2020.
In Germany we would say: “The word for Sunday.”
Extremely short video with OneCoin preacher Cordel ‘KingJayms’ James from today:
At the same time, the OneCoin scammers in Sofia have already sent a new newsletter today:
Still nothing in the PACER system:
You are linking to a video of a scammer from Pakistan called “Crowd Ideas“.
This is just one of 5 YouTube channels of the notorious liar Syed Muhammad Muzammil Gilani from Multan. On these 5 channels he spreads new lies every day, but also on his numerous websites and around 10 different Facebook accounts.
One look at his last 10 videos on this channel is enough to tell you that this man is an infamous liar:
LOL! European Inevstment Bank hired Frank Schneider’s firm Sandstone SA to do due diligence researcg on its customers for anti money laundering purposes while Frank was still working for OneCoin.
(wort.lu/fr/luxembourg/l-espion-la-bei-et-l-arnaque-a-la-cryptomonnaie-60ac9a2fde135b9236529847 ; machine translation)
Hire the money laundering expert to check your clients aren’t money laundering. Makes sense.
Addition to comment #52
Franca Cavaggioni, “Diamond” and DealShaker Country Manager Italy, with phone number:
In a February 2020 newsletter, OneCoin fraudster Marco Vassanelli was named as DS Country Manager Italy:
Marco Vassanelli’s Instagram account was last updated in July 2020:
Did the top Italian fraudster Luca Miatton fire Marco Vassanelli and hire his wife as a replacement?
Marco Vassanelli also uploaded the last video in July 2020. All videos by Marco Vassanelli on this channel:
Addition to comment #50
Why does the Italian OneCoin gangster Luca Miatton have an account with the German bank N26? This newspaper article could explain it.
PS: The article is behind a payment barrier.
The story is that Miatton couldn’t be trusted and K thought he was a complete buffoon. Vassanelli got the position of country manager.
Vassanelli then tried to run his own ponzi within a ponzi with BeezyCard. Kingsize fired him.
What Vassanelli did is not much compared to what Miatton & Calina just pulled with faking a government endorsement
If Europol, Interpol or the FBI are looking for Luca Miatton, they should know his passport number. Here she is:
OneCoin preacher Cordel ‘KingJayms’ James had also criticized the activities of Luca Miatton and Cristi Calina in a newsletter, but did not give any details. Maybe Ukraine was the topic?
Two FBI agents visited Nancy France on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in order to thank the French police for arresting Frank Schneider, Luxembourg’s Intelligence Agency former chief of operations and Ruja Ignatova’s “right hand”.
Frank Schneider, arrested by the French police is currently detained in Nancy-Maxéville prison. American justice has issued an international arrest warrant against him .
The United States has until June 28 to transmit its extradition request.
I’ve just run a Google search on this subject. It brings up a report from the Luxembourg Times six days ago to the effect that the US has submitted an extradition request for FS, i.e. some days before the 28 June deadline.
However, the article is behind a paywall so I can’t access any detail.
Perhaps someone else can provide more information. I’m guessing it’s been well-reported in the Grand Duchy, if not elsewhere.
@ Ian P.
Please continue reading here:
Thank you Melanie. I saw that article a week or two ago. However, I wanted to see if there was anything more recent about the extradition.
Maybe these two threads could be merged as there appears to be a lot of overlap.
I’m fascinated to see how things progress. FS will be of great interest to the investigators as he must know where many, many bodies are buried. Let’s just hope he doesn’t have the same fate as Jeffrey Epstein whilst in custody.
Serbian Black Diamond Mihail Petrovic appeared now in Sofia.
He was out of the picture for a long time, probably also because of his rumored cancer diagnosis.
Thanks for pointing this out, but Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t like me. FB is a restricted area for me.
@Melanie, you can open the FB link on incognito/private browsing mode, without being logged in to FB.
^ Seems the FB post about Mihail Petrovic in Sofia on 8th July 2021, was now deleted. But you can see screen captures here:
Like many other OneCoin fraudsters, Mihail Petrovic was previously involved in the Steinkeller Brothers’ CONLIGUS fraud.
Video from December 18, 2014:
PS: From minute 5 onwards, some CONLIGUS fraudsters are shown very briefly. I recognize the serial fraudsters Udo Carsten Deppisch and José Gordo.
Mihail Petrovic was a speaker at DEALSHAKER EXPO BRASOV, initiated by Cristi Calina. Video from September 2018:
I would like to remind all OneCoin scammers that the criminal Ruja Ignatova has forbidden to speak of an INVESTMENT in connection with OneCoin! OneCoin only sells worthless educational packages!
Anyone who disregards this must expect his accounts to be frozen. AMEN!
Today, almost three years later, this slogan applies:
“Together for nothing!”
I especially loved the comment that, and I quote:
What the heck was he smoking or taking? The scary part is no-one challenged him on this and just accepted it as the truth.
Less than 1% of the “claimed” 3.5 million members have ever used DealShaker.
The DOJ pegged OneCoin at a total $4 billion Ponzi scheme at its peak. Post Ponzi collapse (Jan 2017) I’d be surprised if it was even $5 to $10 million annually.
DealShaker would be some minute percentage of that.
The following numbers prove that DealShaker is a total flop.
Since February 2017, 137,447 merchants have registered on DealShaker. That corresponds to 2,643 registrations per month:
Note: Nobody knows if this number is true or has been tampered with. The fraudulent providers of land, gold bars, jewelry, etc. have registered themselves several times with different names.
As of February 2017, 695,610 OneCoin members have registered on DealShaker and could theoretically have bought something there. I don’t think everyone who registered was a buyer. The OneCoin believers just love big numbers …
The following numbers are real and not fictitious:
Currently 43,643 products and services are offered. Many of these coupons are no longer valid! Here is an example from March 2017:
Because the invalid offers are never deleted by the Sofia scammers, the “official” numbers are always much higher than in reality.
Also, what idiot buys a product on DealShaker if the merchant doesn’t take care of the transport? Do I have to pick up cocoa from Ghana or rice from China myself?
This used HERMES BIRKIN handbag for 13,135 euros must also be picked up personally in Adelaide, Australia:
The new handbags by LOUIS VUITTON offered on DealShaker are not originals, but bad copies (plagiarism), mostly made in China. LOUIS VUITTON only sells through its own shops or certified agencies.
Why is nobody buying this fantastic T-shirt with the words “Legend of THE ONE” printed on it? It costs only 60 euros (!) plus transport costs:
The seller from Latvia is doing a fantastic deal. He demands 15 euros and a worthless ONE. The production costs for the T-shirt in China are between 1 and 2 euros.
In Germany, T-shirts with a print are sold from 1 euro upwards.
Many merchants on DealShaker use the same trick. They charge a regular price in euros plus a few worthless OneCoins.
The article paywalled, but it seems there is somekinda movement in Frank Schnedeir’s case on Tuesday:
Court of Appeal? So sounds like there is alrady a judgement that someone — likely Frank given the quoted passage– is appeling?
Surely he has no say in the matter? Perhaps someone can clarify what’s going on.
I think “Schneider refusing to be extradited” is just a rough translation of “has appealed the request”.
If the Krstic case in Serbia is anything to go by, the DOJ file an extradition request with a court (was the High Court in Serbia). Perp can appeal.
If appealed, the case is kicked up to an appeals court (Nance Court of Appeal in this instance).
Appeals court either certifies the lower court’s decision or upholds the appeal.
In legal terms:
Refusal of extradition is the equivalent of pleading “not quilty” and sending the case to trial. The subject can choose to go willingly or not; either way it’s an extradition.
A more apt phrase in English would be “he is fighting extradition.”
Addition to comment #80
Why didn’t anyone buy one of the 500 tumble dryers on offer? In Germany such a primitive folding frame costs a maximum of 20 euros, but the dealer from Kyrgyzstan charges 300 euros each!
The dealer from Kyrgyzstan is happy because he didn’t have to give any of these tumble dryers away. If you ask too high a price, you definitely don’t really want to sell anything, just improve the statistics.
By the way, no one wanted to buy 500 pairs of shoes for 300 euros per pair either. The same dealer uses different names on DealShaker:
Addition to comment #54
I now know who owns the ocadmin.eu fraud portal.
The guy’s name is Pål Nordby and he lives in Jessheim, Norway. Here is a photo of this vile cheater:
In the description of a video he was named as the operator of ocadmin.eu:
We should also know the email address of this OneCoin scammer:
Pål Nordby is also DealShaker Country Manager in Norway and Denmark. His name was also misspelled in the February 2020 list.
Addition to comment #42
I’m shocked! Yelena “Elena” Balandina, one of the most active OneCoin scammers from Kazakhstan, is now supporting a new scam. Why?
I quote from the newsletter of November 4, 2019:
Yelena Balandina and Konstantin Ignatov at the Fraud Center in Sofia:
Yelena Balandina has also been a spokesperson at numerous OneCoin scam events. Here’s an example:
On the website picdeer.com/onecoin_yelena she had published hundreds of articles and photos. Today I can’t find the page anymore. But this page of her is still available:
The extensive advertising for the OneCoin scam has not yet been deleted here! But for many months now, Yelena Balandina has been recommending cheating with QubitLife on Instagram and YouTube.
All videos of Yelena Balandina from Kazakhstan on this channel:
Older comments about Yelena Balandina:
Anyone who has been lured into the OneCoin scam by Yelena Balandina should know her contact details. Here they are complete with address, telephone, Whatsapp and email:
For a CREATIVE 3D DESIGN LED NIGHT LIGHT WITH USB CHARGER
Yelena Balandina demanded 0.71 ONE. But in the small print it said:
Yelena Balandina appears to be a diligent follower of what you post here, Melanie.
Both of those links to her “DealShaker” crap are now 404s.
This is strange, but I cannot confirm your comment. I can still get the links to the DealShaker today.
I usually see 503 server temporarily unavailable as an error message on dealshaker.com.
Addition to comments # 50 and 65
The German BaFin has imposed a fine of 4,250,000 euros on N26 Bank GmbH for violating the Money Laundering Act. The decision has been legally binding since July 15, 2021.
In the article Schneider claims Luxemburg does not extradite its citizens to the USA.
But I do not believe that, here is the official extradition treaty:
Addition to comments #42, 88 and 89
Dilbar Mirsaitova, “Black Diamond”, an extremely active fraudster from Kazakhstan, has also deleted all videos for fraud with OneCoin on her YouTube channel. Among other things, she organized the EXPO DealShaker in Kazakhstan:
In this video with Valerii Rau, Svitlana Korniichuk and Larysa Rudakova from August 2016 she was only “Diamond”.
Her last, extremely short video from November 2020:
Her channel currently only contains this video:
On Instagram, Dilbar Mirsaitova shows what scam she recommends today: QubitTech.
Already in May 2017 it was reported:
Yelena Balandina and Dilbar Mirsaitova from Kazakhstan are just two of many women who no longer supports the OneCoin scam. Svetlana Korniichuk or Svitlana Korniychuk (“Blue Diamond”) from Ukraine has also switched to another scam.
An old video:
Svitlana Korniichuk (left) and Dilbar Mirsaitova (right):
A close up of Svetlana:
A group photo by WhistleBlowerFin shows Svetlana Korniichuk with number 14:
After OneCoin, Svitlana Korniichuk now recommends scamming with Daisy AI: