Nepalese Police Investigate Actress Priyanka Karki for Possible Involvement in Crypto Scheme

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Nepalese Police Investigate Actress Priyanka Karki for Possible Involvement in 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.

“An investigation is still ongoing. “We’re trying to figure out if the actress was involved in the crypto trading promotion or if her image was utilized solely for that purpose,” the police stated.

After seeing a cryptocurrency ad featuring Karki’s picture on Facebook, Nepal’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned her for questioning. On Sunday, the CBI granted her bail. According to local media, the police claimed the inquiry is still ongoing and took her cellphone for further examination.

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“The bureau initiated an investigation after spotting bitcoin advertising content with her picture,” said CBI Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Dhiraj Pratap Singh.

Adding: “The investigation hasn’t come to a conclusion yet. We’re trying to figure out if the actress is a part of the crypto trading campaign or if her image was used only for that purpose.”

“We’ll also look into whether she’s invested in the cryptocurrency industry.” “For the time being, we’ve sent her home with family members,” he added.

Karki told the media that she went to the CBI after realizing that she was featured in various cryptocurrency apps. She stated:

“After discovering my photos were being used in promotional content, I went to the police station to seek assistance.”

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Nepalese Police Investigate Actress Priyanka Karki for Possible Involvement in Crypto Scheme – Cryptocurrency scams that use celebrities’ faces and names in promotional pieces without their permission are on the rise. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sued Facebook owner Meta last week for “posting fraud advertisements featuring famous Australian public personalities.”

Furthermore, bitcoin trading is prohibited in Nepal, and the government has begun to prosecute cryptocurrency traders. The Nepalese government reportedly ordered the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) to shut down all cryptocurrency-related websites and apps in the country last week.

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