Digital Assets: Greek Police Launched Unsuccessful Operation To Nab Cryptoqueen Ruja Ignatova

July 29, 2022 | Digital Assets, Latest News, News

Ruja Ignatova, a.k.a “Queen of Crypto,” is the alleged perpetrator of the $4 billion Onecoin pyramid and exit scam.

Police in Greece attempted to arrest Ruja Ignatova, a Bulgarian wanted by Interpol, Europol, and the FBI, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, which cited well-informed police sources.

In 2017, Ruja Ignatova, the “Queen of cryptocurrencies,” disappeared without a trace after boarding a flight from Sofia to Athens. She is wanted for stealing at least $4 billion from unsuspecting victims through a complex fraud with the fake cryptocurrency OneCoin. (

The Greek newspaper said that the search for her, which was initiated by the FBI, Europol, and Interpol five years ago, is now more active than ever. Moreover, Greece could be a “cornerstone” in locating Ruja Ignatova, the world’s most-wanted woman, police say.

Greek police sources claim they received tipoffs from within the country and abroad that the Cryptoqueen was in Greece a few days ago to meet with certain individuals. However, after a lengthy search, that information was not verified, according to Kathimerini.

Nevertheless, law enforcement authorities are actively exchanging materials related to the case in an attempt to locate the woman scamster, said Kathimerini, quoting police sources. In fact, as many as twelve countries are collaborating to pinpoint her location, and the FBI is offering $100,000 as a reward for any information leading to her arrest.

The FBI has warned that Ignatova may be using a false passport to travel across the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Greece, and Eastern Europe – all countries where she has been known to have connections.


 In May, the Interpol issued a Red Notice for the arrest of Ignatova and tweeted: “Ruja Ignatova, dubbed ‘the Cryptoqueen’, is #wanted by Germany @bka for fraud and money laundering. A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of the co-founder of the alleged cryptocurrency ‘OneCoin’ in hiding since 2017.”

Related Story: Chief Of Turkish Crypto Exchange Thodex On The Lam, Allegedly With $2B

Feature Image of Dr Ruja Ignatova: Wikimedia Commons

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