Lie to Me

‘Lie to Me’ is the story of how tech nerd and blockchain expert Bjørn Bjercke overturned the OneCoin pyramid scheme, the biggest Crypto fraud in history. But more than that, it’s also the story of how and why people keep getting scammed. Why people were so ready to believe in OneCoin and why, even now, so many refuse it believe it was all a big con. What can we learn to spot the red flags?

OneCoin launched in 2014 with promises to be the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. But all cryptocurrencies are run on blockchains and OneCoin never had one. Months later, Bjercke was contacted by a recruitment agency and offered a large salary, car and flat in exchange for building a blockchain. The fact that OneCoin was launched without one meant it had to be scam and Bjercke immediately went public. But other people who were headhunted and offered lucrative positions within the company and who also knew it was a scam accepted the jobs. Why? What makes one person go along with a fraud and another go public?

Bjørn’s story is supported by a rich archive material, interviews with fraud victims from Oslo, London, Stockholm and Uganda, experts in crypto and branding, fraud hunters and journalists. Since the fall of OneCoin, Bjorn has been working with authorities all over the world with exposing new and upcoming frauds, just like OneCoin. “It’s still the same message. Recruit more members.”

‘Lie to Me’ is a feature documentary of an ongoing fraud, about greed, villains and nerdy heroes, deception, and personal tragedies in a digital world and real life.


  • Year: 2024
  • Duration: 90 & 52 mins
  • Production: Hacienda Film
  • Director: Bår Tyrmi
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: Norway


  • CPH:Dox 2024 (Denmark) , HUMAN International Documentary Festival 2024 (Norway), Golden Nymph Awards 2024 (Monte-Carlo)

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