• Book: Devil's Coin - Aug 8, 2023

    From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to All on Tue Apr 18 22:02:00 2023
    Devil's Coin: My Battle to Take Down the Notorious OneCoin
    Cryptoqueen | Paperback
    Jennifer McAdam
    HarperCollins | William Morrow
    True Crime / Cybercrime / Con Artists, Hoaxes & Deceptions / Biography & Autobiography / Women
    Release date Aug 8, 2023

    "The astonishing true story of the Scottish coal miner's
    daughter who took on the Mafia-endorsed creators of the world's
    biggest financial fraud and helped the FBI to convict them-soon
    to be a major motion picture.

    "Jen McAdam, Scottish grandmother and daughter of a coal miner,
    was a victim of the Onecoin global crypto-currency fraud, which
    conned an estimated $27 billion from ordinary people around the
    world. Unlike Madoff or Enron, who relieved the world's
    wealthiest investors of their cash, the genius of the Onecoin
    scam was that it targeted the poorest people in the world, the
    'unbanked' - people who struggled to get approval for bank
    accounts, and when they realized they had lost everything, were
    unlikely to be able to fight back. But they didn't bank on Jen
    McAdam.

    "Jen's father left her 15,000 when he died; his savings from a
    living a careful life in a small Scottish mining town. Jen
    wanted this money to be the start of a better life for her and
    her son. She was digitally savvy, and she had heard of people
    making fortunes with Bitcoin. When she saw the promotional
    material for Onecoin - the founder Dr Ruja apparently featured
    in the Economist, videos of celebrity attended events, gushing
    video testimonials of people, just like her, who had changed
    their lives. She was entranced.

    "Only months later, she realized she would never see her money
    again.

    "Jen was one of the first victims to fight back, and despite
    terrifying attempts to shut her and her growing support groups
    down, she has tirelessly fought for justice for herself, her
    family and friends and the millions around the world who have
    lost everything, in some cases even their lives. Jen is a
    modern Erin Brokovich, and this is a true David and Goliath
    story, to give us all a message of hope about the power we as
    individuals can have, even when things seem hopeless.

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