Images of Bitcoin (file image)
The alleged cryptocurrency trader's claims are all an illusion. Image by AP PHOTO

‘Trader’s’ lies exposed in series of Facebook posts

Belad Al-Karkhey February 22, 2024

A crypto trader employed by various Fijian organisations has posted images of her clients and their bank accounts.


False. The organisations have never heard of the 'trader' and the clients and bank accounts are fake.

A self-described crypto trader has posted images of happy clients and huge sums of money being transferred into their bank accounts.

Alleged trader Debbie Warren has also told prospective clients of her links with several respected organisations in Fiji.

However, the organisation told AAP FactCheck they had never heard of her. What’s more, the financial institutions say the images of bank transfers and accounts are fake.

A screenshot of the Facebook account's main page.
 The account is aiming to dupe people into handing over their money. 

Debbie Warren FX (archived here) is one of more than 100 alleged financial traders using deception and false images to target Facebook users in the Pacific Islands.

AAP FactCheck has analysed dozens of these accounts as part of a special investigation.

This particular Facebook account is targeting users in Fiji.

The profile cover image of Warren is featured on dozens of other supposed traders’ accounts.

Warren also claims to work for various organisations within Fiji including the Fiji Bank & Finance Sector Employees Union and Homes of Hope Fiji.

Both organisations said no one named Debbie Warren worked for them.

Warren’s posts also feature images of bank transfers and notifications, supposedly offering proof of the large returns she secures for investors.

In particular, she has posted several images relating to money transfers involving Bank South Pacific (BSP) (example here) and M-PAiSA (here and here).

Both BSP and M-PAiSA told AAP FactCheck the images were fake or doctored.

A screenshot of one of the Facebook posts.
 The supposed crypto investor is a PNG policeman with cash seized in an investigation. 

The Warren account also posts images of her supposed clients with their cash.

One image posted of a man assumed to be a successful client with wads of cash is actually Senior Sergeant Apollo Terry displaying money seized following a bribery investigation in Papua New Guinea in 2018.

Warren also claims to be helping police catch crypto scammers, posting images of a series of arrests which she says were the result of her “homework”.

However, the images are from an Australian Federal Police raid on bikie gangs as part of a joint taskforce in August 2023.

Warren has also posted a “Certificate of Business Ownership” as a supposed sign of credibility.

The image is an edited copy of another certificate under a different business name. The originally named business Cryptoxcoin can still be seen written as part of the address on Warren’s version.

A reverse image search reveals versions of the certificate have been used by several other alleged traders on social media – see here, here, here, here and here.

The Verdict

The claim a crypto trader employed by various Fijian organisations has posted images of her clients and their bank accounts is false.

The organisations say they have never heard of her.

The banks say the statement and transaction notifications are fake and the images of her clients are unrelated to crypto trading.

False – The claim is inaccurate.

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