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Nepal police detain actress Priyanka Karki in relation to crypto scheme

Priyanka Karki, a Nepalese actress and model, is being questioned by authorities after her image was discovered in promotional material for a cryptocurrency scheme. The probe is still going on, Nepal police stated.

Priyanka Karki, a Nepalese actress and model, has been questioned by Nepal’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a crypto scheme. Karki was detained by the CBI when they discovered a cryptocurrency ad featuring her photo on Facebook. She was released on bail by the CBI on March 20. According to local media, the police stated that the probe is not yet complete and they have taken her cellphone for further inquiry.

CBI Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Dhiraj Pratap Singh revealed that the bureau initiated a probe after spotting bitcoin advertising content featuring her photo. The inquiry is still in progress. We’re attempting to figure out if the actress is participating in the crypto trading campaign or if her image was utilised only for that purpose. The police will also look into whether she’s invested in the cryptocurrency industry or not. For the time being, they’ve sent her home with family members, he added.

Karki informed the media that she went to the CBI after realising that several cryptocurrency applications featured her. She stated that she went to the police for help after discovering that her photos were being used in promotional material. Cryptocurrency scams that use celebrities’ faces and names in promotional pieces without their permission are on the increase. 

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched a case on March 14 against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, for posting fraud advertising portraying renowned Australian public personalities.

Bitcoin trading is prohibited in Nepal, and the government has begun to tighten down on cryptocurrency trading operations.



Vaishali Goel
Vaishali Goel
Technology enthusiast, explorer and academic scholar. Currently exploring the crypto world. Join me in my journey to see how crypto, NFT and Metaverse will change the world.


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