OneCoin’s Ruja Ignatova added to Interpol’s red notice list
OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova has been added to Interpol’s red notice wanted list.
Ignatova is wanted by Germany, who seek to hold her responsible for “jointly committed especially serious case of fraud (and) money laundering”.
Europol has also put out a wanted notice;
Eurpol is offering a €5000 EUR reward for “any crucial information leading to” Ignatova’s arrest.
I believe this is tied to the German Bielefeld investigation as Bielefeld Prosecutors have also put up a similar notice.
Seeing as OneCoin was a $4 billion Ponzi scheme and Ignatova is believed to have made off with 230,000 BTC, a €5000 EUR reward seems a bit low.
On the other hand OneCoin launched in 2014 and Europe is only just now starting to take it seriously.
Well, sort of. Germany and Italy have filed OneCoin indictments. Top OneCoin earner Igor Alberts still lives freely in the Netherlands. Bulgaria lets OneCoin operate from its local offices in Sofia.
Outside of Europe Ignatova was indicted in the US back in 2017. She is wanted by US authorities and remains a fugitive.
If Ignatova isn’t dead, she’s believed to be hiding out in the UAE or Russia. Between the two my money is on the UAE.
Much easier to fit in with all the other criminals there and the Sheiks will never both you.
Update 15th May 2022 – Wanted posters featuring Ruja Ignatova have started popping up in Germany.
This photo was sent in by a reader, taken at a train station:
Fraud of millions.
Have you got any information about Ignatova’s whereabouts?
The phone number being shown is one of the Regional Criminal Intelligence Service in Dusseldorf.
The coat of arms being shown in the lower left corner of the picture is the one of the police forces of North Rhine-Westphalia of which Dusseldorf is the capital.
BehindMLM reader Melanie has also been doing a stellar job tracking reporting from German media in the comments below.
Expect to see seizure of OneCoin funds and assets and clawbacks in the coming months.
We can haz Igor Alberts’ creepy Dutch palace seized now?
Hey Oz, maybe you want to link to the actual Ruja’s Red Notice, as I can see you link to Europol and German police, but not Interpol.
Oversight on my part, thanks. Brain fried today.
Only 5k reward for such a big crime. Hope they find here soon. Maybe she is in germany, maybe in russia or in arabic lands. Maybe….
There are more scammers with MLM Networks, they all need to deserve justice.
Ya never know…She could be in Dubai living it up with hyperfund scammers Ryan Xu and Sam Lee.
I’m sorry, but it is almost laughably obscene for this Interpol notice to be issued almost eight years after the most reliable voices were warning anyone and everyone that would listen that Onecoin was a SCAM.
Five years after Ruja Ignatova disappeared?
Is Interpol really as indifferent as Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and ASIC in Australia?
I don’t know how much sway countries have with Interpol, but the German listing comes awfully hot on the heels of Bulgaria dropping Ruja.
Germany: Oi dickheads, this is ridiculous. We need to put Ruja on the Interpol list.
Bulgaria: What? Wait let us check with the maf.. uh, our diplomatic partners.
Germany: Hello?! It’s been years. WE NEED TO PUT RUJA ON THE LIST!
Bulgaria: The maf-… our diplomatic partners say no. the best we can do is revoka Ignatova of citizenship. Then you can list her as a German national.
Germany: Why are you protec- fine, whatever. Send over the paperwork and we’ll get it done.
She is just now being listed on the “public” Interpol Red List,” but that doesn’t mean that she wasn’t on the unpublicized list all these years.
About 80% of all listings of wanted criminals on Interpol are private listed. I believe she has been on this private listing all these years.
It could also mean that the authorities are closing in on her and this just makes it easier to find her.
Same as with Cositorto and Yrimia. Only if caught committing a crime she will be arrested.
Not true. The US has a warrant out for her arrest, and has since 2017.
Ruja Ignatova featured on German true crime show Aktenzeichen XY ungelöst on May 11, 2022.
PS: Computerbild magazine is very popular in Germany and reaches many readers.
PS: LKA means State Criminal Police Office
Is the brainless Martin Mayer from Liechtenstein and Switzerland currently removing suspicious traces on his fraud portal mama-on-tour.com?
OneCoin scammer Emil Blumer from Switzerland has not yet responded. He still offers training:
Latest video from OneCoin scammer Satendra Kumar Saini from India:
If anyone would be interested and wouldn’t mind providing me with a mail address, I could send you a picture I shot this morning at Frankfurt main station. A search notice for Ruja appeared on an advertising/information screen.
I haven’t got an opportunity (or maybe I just don’t want) to upload the picture to a publicly accessable folder hence the question about the mail address.
I’m an enthusiastic reader of this site since the beginning of the Onecoin saga and when I saw the notice this morning, I thought for once I could contribute something to the party.
Thank you, Oz, for making me chuckle every now and then,
your comments are second to none.
You all enjoy your popcorn while the story continues.
The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) writes:
PS: The German BKA is the highest police authority in Germany.
The best-known German national daily newspaper “BILD” wrote:
Thanks for the support Bob :D.
You can reach out via the contact form and I’ll give you an email address the photo can be sent to.
In Germany there is rarely an intense public manhunt like on this poster with Jan Marsalek from Wirecard:
By the way, Jan Marsalek is said to be hiding in Moscow…
@Melanie – it’s now your time to shine, and shining you have been brilliant! Thx
@Bob Monza, one of the popular free and no need to register image host service is imgur.com
Just click “new post” on top left and drag&drop the image file. Then copy-paste the image address.
PS: This German networker magazine has always reported positively about the OneCoin scam in the past! Just four examples:
I consider Netcoo to be the German version of Ted Nuyten’s “Business For Home”.
PS: t-online is the largest internet provider in Germany.
WHAT? Ruja didn’t collect billions of Euros to establish her virtual currency. She collected it to enrich herself and her confederates. The virtual currency was never real; it was just a smokescreen to hide the scam behind. Whoever wrote that article needs to get a clue.
While I’m here: Melanie, I know keeping us all up-to-date on the doings of OneCoin is a thankless job, so please accept my thanks for your hard work and diligence.
The German ZDF (Second German Television) has produced a documentary about crypto scammers:
Ruja is also mentioned and shown in this documentary:
The documentation will remain in the so-called media library until May 2024. Anyone who uses VPN can view the documentation with an IP from Germany, Austria or Switzerland here:
@Tim Tayshun #26
Thank you very much for your praise.
PDF of a German police station in English:
Caribbean’s OneCoin scammers celebrated the return of “Captain” Cordel “KingJayms” James at the end of March 2022:
Is he still “captain” or was he deposed?
We know that he no longer writes in the weekly newsletters in his “Captain’s Corner” section. The last time he published his abstruse theses and thoughts was in this newsletter from December 1, 2021. Title:
PS: I informed him via email about the worldwide manhunt for Ruja Ignatova. He did not answer.
Here’s the section about OneCoin: youtu.be/O-782AnMjMw
Article from Austria.
PS: A well-known newspaper should be able to spell Ruja’s name correctly!
The German radio and television station WDR writes:
Addition to comment #16
An idiot calling himself “potato player” has collected about 230 videos with idiotic Martin Mayer:
In total, Martin Mayer produced almost 900 videos for the OneCoin scam. His own channel is empty, but his videos are still online on different channels and he can’t delete them.
Does Martin Mayer have a new hobby now? Video from February 1, 2022:
Why is he demonstrating in Austria? At the end of the video he offers himself as a speaker for the resistance…
Advertisement for his scam portal mama-on-tour.com on this channel:
Can someone lend me money? I would like to buy this book by Martin Mayer, but it costs 500 euros. Too much for a poor pensioner. 🙁
Does this recommended trading also work on oneforex.eu?
By the way, AMAZON offers this paperback for only 7.88 euros:
Now I’m totally confused! Which book should I buy?
Sorry I forgot this screenshot:
Ruja lived for a long time in Neu-Isenburg, a town very close to Frankfurt am Main. Her husband Björn Strehl still lives there. A newspaper from Frankfurt/Main writes:
A look back into Ruja’s criminal past. This imprint of her former company RilaCap EOOD shows a phone number and a fax number from Neu-Isenburg. The area code is 069:
What does RilaCap mean? My opinion:
R = Ruja
I = Ignatova
L = ?
A = ?
CAP = capital
Does any of our readers have an idea?
A smaller newspaper from North Rhine-Westphalia writes:
PS: n-tv.de is a private TV channel in Germany. The mentioned “88 million” refers only to Germany.
PS: Only readable for subscribers.
Who knows this woman?
Who can translate the text in this photo?
Article from Switzerland.
PS: RTL is a popular private television station in Germany.
The first sentence in this article contains an error or was worded incorrectly. The rest of the article is fine.
RilaCAP could be anything. Phoenix, Fenero, there doesn’t appear to be any discernable pattern.
Article updated with in-person sighting of Ruja Ignatova wanted poster in Germany.
A newspaper from Berlin writes:
Is this sentence from the Berlin newspaper correct?
Ignatova was indicted in 2017. She’s a fugitive, she hasn’t been convicted of anything.
PS: rp-online is the largest daily newspaper in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
PS: merkur.de is published in Munich and is mainly read in Bavaria.
A local radio station in Bielefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia) reported:
The article links directly to the German BKA:
Martin Himmelheber, who has been reporting on the OneCoin scam for years, wrote:
According to Tommi Vuorinen, the Swiss company which owns OneEcosystem brand is called Ecosystem One Ltd/AG and is owned by Veska.
Well, Veska’s name doesn’t appear at least on these records:
Also the address of Ecosystem One AG is:
Which is not what was claimed in the whitepaper to be the OneEcosystem Swiss office address, although both are in Baar:
The former Alosia Holding AG was converted into EcoSystemOne AG on May 4, 2022. In the commercial register of Switzerland this is called “mutation”.
The fact that mail is forwarded to the following company is dubious:
I will try to determine this strange constellation and will name the people involved. This may take a little longer. I start with Dr. Alexander Peter Cornelius Vogel.
This notorious liar and scammer was praised and featured in the last newsletter:
Addition to comment #35
In today’s newsletter, Cordel “KingJayms” James is again named and shown as Captain. He is allowed to travel to Greece with Tommi Vuorinen.
Addition to comment #61
Obviously Dr. Alexander Vogel is a lawyer (LL.M. = Master of laws) and active for many companies. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Treforma AG:
Here he describes himself with a photo:
PS: I suspect that EcoSystemOne AG is just a letterbox company. Dr. Alexander Vogel probably only does the administration so that the real operators are not known.
We have known since Mark S. Scott that not all attorneys are honest and trustworthy. This also applies to Ruja’s attorneys at Schulenberg & Schenk in Hamburg.
Dr. Alexander Peter Cornelius Vogel has also been a member of a firm in London since July 2021:
Believes Dr. Alexander Vogel that EcoSystemOne AG has its own blockchain? Here is an excerpt from his LinkedIn profile:
His phone number and email address:
Article from Switzerland.
A comment by bankrupt serial scammer Geri Savini below the video:
OneCoin scammer Geri Savini was very active in this scam. Here is a photo of this crook (center) with Konstantin Ignatov and Duncan Arthur:
His wife Sabien-Marie Savini is DealShaker Country Manager Paraguay:
An older photo of her:
Article from Luxembourg.
Addition to comment #32
The same documentation is available here until January 2027:
PS: 3sat is a joint television portal for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Pakistani OneCoin scammer Syed Muhammad Muzammil Gilani also reports on the manhunt for Ruja Ignatova:
OneCoin scammer Syed Gilani copied the text in this video from this website:
I think the Lux press speculating that Scneider could be a whistle blower of any sort is a bit much.
Pitt “We Have a Blockchain!” Arens is probably most upset that he arrived late to the party
Addition to comments #16, 39 and 40
These 272 videos by Martin Mayer have not yet been deleted:
PS: Out of 441 videos only 272 are visible.
Now it’s getting interesting. A person calling himself Ruja Ignatova wrote on April 7, 2018:
My email to Peter Kabite was delivered. Is this company in Kenya meant?
Another Instagram account of “Ruja Ignatova” is definitely fake. It was created by OneCoin scammer “Gary J” / “Tapanee J” / “Tracy Good”. All photos were uploaded on December 17, 2020!
Five old videos by this scammer on YouTube:
His scam portal onecoin4u.com is for sale. I could easily remember his phone number: 🙂
More details here:
New article by Martin Himmelheber.
PS: Rottweil is a town near Schramberg where Ruja grew up. The distance is only 22 km.
Johan von Mirbach, a well-known German documentary filmmaker, is working on a documentary about OneCoin. A broadcast time of 90 minutes is planned.
The German television stations WDR and ARTE, a cooperation between Germany and France, are interested in the documentary. I don’t know the details yet, but I’ll let you know.
PS: WDR is a regional television and radio station based in North Rhine-Westphalia.
ARTE.TV is a German-French culture channel that was founded in 1991.
A recommended article by a German law firm from April 2022:
The lawyers also drew attention to the criminal proceedings in Münster, but did not mention the names of Frank Ricketts, Manon Hübenthal and Martin Breidenbach.
The complete program of the German ZDF “File number XY … unsolved” from May 11, 2022 on YouTube:
The top manhunt for Ruja starts here:
Albert Einstein already knew that human stupidity knows no bounds. The following comment confirms this again.
Note: This comment is from August 2017, before the Bulgarian witch escaped. At that time, the criticism of their “vision” was getting louder. Partial quote:
The writer of this ridiculous comment is Ronald Corlette from Trinidad and Tobago. Unfortunately, his photo is completely unsuitable for public searches:
This is his free site at wixsite.com:
Ronald Corlette also links to this website:
The fitting review by Oz:
Article from Greece.
Power and Millions on Instagram:
Stuttgart is the largest city in Baden-Württemberg. The “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” wrote:
PS: tz means daily newspaper. I think this newspaper is mainly read online.
Article with paywall.
PS: The newspaper publisher SHZ sells newspapers in the northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein.
OneCoin scammers are having an event in Vietnam at the moment.
Videos from today:
I haven’t checked them yet, so will comment later.
Today the scammers in Vietnam have already uploaded five videos! Mai Loan is very hardworking…
In March 2018, “Blue Diamond” Mai Loan from Vietnam visited the scam center in Sofia:
The short video is uninteresting. But the detailed text below the video proves how the Vietnamese OneCoiners are being lied to and deceived.
The Swiss portal 20min.ch writes:
PS: Small mistake. Ruja won’t be 42 until May 30th – if she’s still alive.
Now I am happy. I have found Ruja. The manhunt for her can be ended! 🙂
She now sells special cleaning and care products from her own shop in Kohlberg, a small town in Germany. Her imprint is complete and will help the police finally arrest her:
Where can I collect the promised reward of 5,000 euros?
That name is totally ruined for me too. Thankfully I don’t know any Rujas IRL!
DER SPIEGEL 27.05.22
Thanks for that. Good to know Ruja’s husband is under investigation and some assets have been seized.
There’s million in property in Bulgaria waiting to be seized too but I digress.
The last paragraph references Frank Rickett’s trial;
That’s from auto-translate. Can anyone provide a better translation?
What is a “lay assessor”, what have the failed at and why is that potentially the end of the case?
Thanks. What on Earth did the Lay Judge fail at to put the entire case at risk? (I know the Der Spiegel article doesn’t go into this)
Definition of the German term “Schöffe” / “Schöffin”:
Martin Himmelheber wrote that the trial in Münster often had to be interrupted because of illness. This applies not only to the accused, but also to the lay judges. The court must always be full.
Thanks Melanie. So what happens if a Judge is sick? Case cancelled, perp walks free?
That’s what Der Spiegel’s article suggested. Surely a retrial begins in that case with a difference bench?
edit: Just saw the link.
Imagine Ricketts getting off because German authorities took too long to do anything about OneCoin. What a shambles.
I read some news about other cases in such situation and it seems that in this case of a judge passed out the whole things starts from scratch.
Means, we are away at least another decade from an result here.
In the worst case, a new main hearing must take place. Because the German courts are understaffed, this can take a long time. And then there may be a statute of limitations on the crime.
I cannot judge whether the statute of limitations is also imminent for OneCoin. In Münster, the duration of the main hearing was extended until December 2022.
PS: welt.de is a national newspaper and a private television station.
OneCoin was presented by Fabio Spagnolo in the German forum mlm-infos.com. The thread can no longer be accessed.
I have therefore saved Google’s cached version:
The optics are ugly, but you can still read what the individual forum participants have written.
Video in Bulgarian from July 2021 with 26,911 views:
The video was apparently published by eurocom.bg. Their channel is:
The Bulgarian investigative portal bivol.bg mentioned Ruja Ignatova earlier:
Where is Ruja Ignatova celebrating her birthday today? In the Black Sea, under her yacht DAVINA? The Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean would also be possible.
With a lot of concrete on her feet, she’ll never surface again. In many comments on the Internet the suspicion is expressed that she is long dead.
In 2015 and 2016 she publicly celebrated her birthdays:
Video from May 16, 2022 with 46,919 views:
Pictured from the video: Ruja and Gilbert Armenta.
NOVA TV, a private TV station in Bulgaria, reported:
In March 2019, NOVA TV reported:
We know most of the people in this video, but who is this man next to Ruja?
Björn Strehl, Ruja’s husband, can also be seen briefly in the video:
@Melanie comment 106:
that man is ‘Glenn Smith’ from the USA (next to Ruja).
now in the transition from Xifra into Decentra:
check it out on his instagram you might see other familiar faces there. it’s a small world in the Top.
Many Thanks. On Instagram I see that former OneCoin scammer Henrique Machado (“Blue Diamond” and DealShaker Country Manager Portugal) has also joined the scam with Xifra:
Are OneCoin scammers now moving their criminal activities to WhatsApp and Telegram? Screenshot from the last newsletter:
New German video from May 23, 2022:
Numerous sources are cited below the video.
PS: The millions mentioned refer only to German investors.
A detailed article from South Africa also quoted and linked to BehindMLM:
Her profile with a small mistake. Place of birth is Russe, Bulgaria, 320 km from Sofia:
The Bulgarian used car seller Petar Kralev (left), who allegedly sold new cars that could be paid for with OneCoins, also lives and cheats in Russe:
Is Russe a center of Bulgarian crime?
The article claimed that Ruja’s husband, Björn Strehl, was not involved in the scam. We know today that that is not true. In her article, the author confused the terms “life partner” and “business partner”:
Article from Estonia.
The article also mentions Igor Alberts and his wife Andreea Cimbala and Dagcoin.
OneCoin scammer Luca Miatton and his wife Franca Cavaggioni should watch this video from Italy. More than 140,000 Italians have already seen the video:
Article dated February 14, 2022:
Another source from Italy with photo:
Franca Cavaggione, DealShaker Country Manager Italy, with phone number:
A March 2012 article also mentioned OneCoin scammers Luca Miatton and Franca Cavaggioni.
The Camorra is a branch of the Italian mafia!
It is well known that Luca Miatton does not want to pay taxes in Italy. That’s why he has an account with the German bank N26, which has a terrible reputation. More details here:
Two photos from Franca Cavaggioni’s Instagram account:
Luca Miatton works closely with Romanian OneCoin scammer Cristi Calina. They jointly host cheating events in Romania and Italy:
The so-called “ItaliaImpresa Network” by Luca Miatton and Franca Caviggioni demands 500 euros for a membership:
I don’t believe that the 500 euros per person or company are taxed correctly…
Video from May 10, 2021:
Obviously, in this video, these two scammers also talk about the supposed deal with Ukraine that never happened. First comment by Semjon on this topic from May 2nd, 2021:
Attorney Dr. Jonathan Levy has made a new attempt to persuade the Bulgarian judicial authorities to act. Partial quote:
Ruja Ignatova on Twitter:
On August 13, 2014 she wrote:
Did “those fuckers” invent and plan the OneCoin scam?
As “COO” of OneCoin, Ruja Ignatova wrote on LinkedIn in June 2014, among other things:
She also mentions her company RilaCap EOOD, but refers to this company as a “Private Equity Boutique”. Strange. On her website rilacap.com in December 2011 she expressed herself more concretely:
Source: Newsletter of the German magazine “Network-Karriere”.
Link to article: yumpu.com/kiosk/network-karriere
Addition to comments #60, 61, 64, 65 and 66
EcosystemOne AG? In my opinion, an unfortunate choice of name!
The name is already in use. This website has existed since 2018:
Of course, the website does not contain an imprint, but the people shown have nothing to do with OneCoin:
A new board of directors is named for EcosystemOne AG in the Swiss commercial register:
Veselin Georgiev from Sofia on XING, but without a photo:
Veska and company breath a sigh of relief:
Addition to comments #125 and 126
WhistleBlowerFin wrote in a comment:
We remember these two names: Georgi Georgiev and Veselin Georgiev. Both from one family or from a Bulgarian criminal clan?
According to Swiss commercial register, Veselin Georgiev resides in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The company itself is just a letterbox in Zug, they don’t have any office space (the Lawyer that registered the company originally is specializing in this sort of setup, there are about 30 other companies with the same address).
If the director is indeed not a Swiss resident the company will get closed down. I also wonder what Swiss regulatory body Finma thinks of this.
Addition to comments #16, 39 and 40
Two months have now passed, but Martin Mayer’s scam portal mama-on-tour.com is still reporting:
His last video from March 22, 2022 also only has 27 views:
His other fraud portal continuum.li can only be read by people who have received a password from him. The imprint is also unreadable without a password:
Anyone who was lured into the OneCoin scam by Martin Mayer should know his email addresses. Here are five:
(Ozedit: email addresses removed)
The full postal address in Fulda, a city in Germany:
In Liechtenstein, Martin Mayer gave two different postal addresses – Vaduz (old) and Schaan (current):
I nuked the email addresses. Falls under personal information. If it’s publicly available a screenshot is fine but otherwise best not to publish email addresses (same tier as addresses, phone numbers etc.).
All right, here’s an alternative. This is how Martin Mayer can be reached:
Article from Germany.
Addition to comment #108
I informed OneCoin fraud center in Sofia on May 30, 2022 that Henrique Machado, “Blue Diamond” and DealShaker Country Manager Portugal, is working for Xifra / Decentra.
Yesterday I received the following reply from Sofia:
I continue to find it funny OneCoin has a compliance department.
It’s a printer connected to a shredder, but still…
Article from Switzerland.
Addition to comment #77
At the end of June 2022, another documentary was announced.
Catherine Morawitz, Head of Production, is looking for German victims of the OneCoin scam for the documentary. Contact can be made here:
Addition to comments 113 to 117.
In the last newsletter it was mentioned who will be the successor for Franca Cavaggioni.
Extensive article on Facebook from August 2018. Anna Maria Pastore joined the OneCoin scam in March 2016:
Anna Maria Pastore in a video from March 15, 2022:
New DS Country Managers were also recruited in other countries:
This scammer has subscribed to the Crypto Xpose YouTube channel! 🙂
This fraudster is one of two directors of ONECOIN GLOBAL SERVICES NIG LTD, which was established in May 2016:
The complete list: