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Ruja Ignatova

Ruja Ignatova is a person of interest. They have not been found on international sanctions lists.
NameRUJA IGNATOVA · Ruja Ignatova · Ruja Ignatowa · Ruscha Ignatowa · Ruzha Ignatova · 13 more...[sources]
Other nameCryptoQueen · Ruja Ignatova · Ruja Ignatova Dabek · Ruja Ignatowa · Ruja P. Ignatova · 9 more...[sources]
Birth date[sources]
Place of birthBulgaria · RUSSE · Ruse[sources]
NationalityBulgaria · Germany[sources]
First namePlamenova · RUJA · ruja[sources]
Last nameIGNATOVA · Ignatova[sources]
Wikidata IDQ20819716[sources]
Positionchief executive officer (2014-2017)[sources]
EducationUniversity of Konstanz[sources]
Source · ·[sources]
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Languages: English, German, Bulgarian

FBI Most Wanted,

Ignatova is believed to travel with armed guards and/or associates. Ignatova may have had plastic surgery or otherwise altered her appearance.

FBI Most Wanted,

Eyes: Brown

FBI Most Wanted,

Ruja Ignatova is wanted for her alleged participation in a large-scale fraud scheme. Beginning in approximately 2014, Ignatova and others are alleged to have defrauded billions of dollars from investors all over the world.  Ignatova was the founder of OneCoin Ltd., a Bulgaria-based company that marketed a purported cryptocurrency.  In order to execute the scheme, Ignatova allegedly made false statements and representations to individuals in order to solicit investments in OneCoin.  She allegedly instructed victims to transmit investment funds to OneCoin accounts in order to purchase OneCoin packages, causing victims to send wire transfers representing these investments.  Throughout the scheme, OneCoin is believed to have defrauded victims out of more than $4 billion.

FBI Most Wanted,

Hair: Dark Brown to Black

FBI Most Wanted,

Bulgarian businesswoman, prosecuted for cryptocurrency fraud

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Data sources

INTERPOL Red Notices6,765

International arrest warrants published by INTERPOL with a view to extradition of the wanted individuals.


FBI Most Wanted425

The FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives is a most wanted list maintained by the United States's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

United States · Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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Source data IDs: europol-ignatova-ruja · us-fbi-ruja-ignatova · interpol-red-2020-9611

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