Ruja Ignatova called herself the Cryptoqueen. She told people she had invented a cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, and persuaded them to invest billions. Then, two years ago, she disappeared. Jamie Bartlett spent months investigating how she did it for the Missing Cryptoqueen podcast , and trying to figure out where she's hiding. In early June a year-old businesswoman called Dr Ruja Ignatova walked on stage at Wembley Arena in front of thousands of adoring fans.
Cryptoqueen: How this woman scammed the world, then vanished
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Romance scams are a nightmare. They often wreak emotional devastation and occasionally financial ruin, so how do you spot a romance scam? It is not an easy question to answer. Searching for love is exciting and it is often fun, but it is also hard.
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If you do not see the name or the pictures of the person in question on the black lists, do not assume that it is "safe" to send money to that person. Scammers change their names and pictures as soon as they learn that those pictures appeared on the black lists. Learn about scam tactics and look for their modus operandi instead, and you will be much better off.
When they first met on Match. He would sent Yin messages telling her she made his life "extraordinary. Yin's story is not uncommon. Just this week, a woman in England came forward c laiming she was scammed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by a fraudster who was posing as Hollywood actor Jason Statham.