Girls Catfish ISIS, Scamming Them For Travel Money
In a very illegal – yet funny – move, two Chechen women are being investigated for scamming ISIS members trying to coax them into joining the militant group.
In a months long game of cat and mouse, the girls lead on the Syrian ISIS members by sending them fake pictures and words of encouragement.
Finally the terrorists wired them $3,300 to cover their travel expenses to Syria.
At that point the girls closed all their social media accounts that the ISIS members reached them on, stopped communications and kept the loot.
The girls admitted to having no intention of joining the terror organization. A Chechen police officer named Valery Zolotaryov, who is all to familiar with ISIS recruiting in his region, said to a newspaper:
“I don’t recall any precedent like this one in Chechnya, probably because nobody digs deep enough in that direction. Anyhow, I don’t advise anyone to communicate with dangerous criminals, especially for grabbing quick money.”
Girls, if you’re broke and have wanderlust, please DO NOT attempt this!
If you’re low on funds for that big vacation, you could always ask to borrow some, run a Kickstarter campaign … or swindle a couple of Islamic State recruiters. It may not be the safest way to make money, but that’s what three young women from Chechnya, a Russian republic in southeastern Europe, did.
The Chechen women are under investigation for fraud after they allegedly scammed IS members into giving them money on the pretense that they would use it to travel from their homeland to Syria. The ladies got away with some $3,300 before being discovered, according to RT News.
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