Three Chechen women allegedly scammed terrorist organisation ISIS out of $3,300, by posing as would-be new recruits after being contacted on social media.
So you’re in the situation of needing a little bit more cash for that holiday but can’t stretch to it, what are your options? You could take a bank loan, borrow from a friend, or maybe put in some extra night shifts at work. Or how about simply conning a terrorist organiisation out of their ‘hard earned’ cash? That’s exactly what three Chechen women did according to RT News.
In their downtime from queueing up to die and generally being massive dickheads, Islamic State regularly reach out on social media platforms to try and find recruits to be trained in the art of dickheadery and carry out acts of terror. Russia’s Chechen Republic is a prime target for ISIS with its mostly muslim population.
After the women were contacted by Islamic State to join the cause, they strung them along by sending fake pictures and convincing them they were intending to travel to Syria to join the party, they just couldn’t afford the ticket. After the women had the money wired over to cover their travel expenses, they promptly cut all communications and parted with the cash.
Unfortunately for the trio, the law has no morality and stealing money from terrorists is still a crime, apparently. Their online communications were being monitored by a specialist Chechen police unit that tackles cyber crime which resulted in their arrest.
— LIFENEWS (@lifenews_ru) July 28, 2015
The above tweet from LifeNews roughly translates as “talked to militants to lure them into sending money to move to Syria”
Funnily enough, Valery Zolotaryov – an officer from the unit that tracked down and arrested the girls, suggests that stealing money from an organisation that regularly hack the heads off the people that piss them off isn’t a good idea:
“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.”