Tongan mum of two speaks about losing house deposit after being scammed by ‘friend’

Samena, not her real name, paid $5300 upfront for packages with OneCoin on behalf of herself and her sons.

Tagata Pasifika reports after transferring the money Samena attended a meeting where, in her words, “I still didn’t understand anything.”

She tried to pull out, but her ‘friend’ said she had already verbally agreed to the terms and conditions, despite never seeing them.

Despite being given a password, her concerns at the situation grew.

OneCoin lawyer found guilty in 'crypto-scam'

A New York jury found that Mark Scott helped to perpetrate the scheme, routing approximately $400m (£310m) out of the US while working to conceal the true ownership and source of the funds.

Prosecutors said he made about $50m.

Mr Scott's lawyers had said he did not know that OneCoin was worthless.

They said he was simply doing the job asked by Dr Ruja Ignatova, a co-founder of the Bulgaria-based OneCoin.

The federal jury in Manhattan rejected those arguments, finding Mr Scott guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud.