Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Three girls turned the tables on ISIS recruiters.
(Photo: Jaber al-Helo/AP)If you’re low on funds for that big vacation,
you could always ask to borrow money, make 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
girls from Chechnya, a Russian republic in southeastern Europe, did.
 The Chechen girls are under investigation for fraud after they allegedly
scammed ISIS 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 $3,300 before being discovered, according to RT
News.
 The ISIS members allegedly reached out to the girls’ social media
accounts, asking the girls to join the militant cause.
The young women kept in contact with the ISIS members and even sent fake
pictures to string them along.
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the ISIS members wired the money, the girls closed down their accounts,
stopped all communication, and kept the windfall.
The con artists had no intention of actually leaving the country, though one
admitted that she used to consider joining.
"I don’t recall any precedent like this one in Chechnya, probably
because nobody digs deep enough in that direction," police officer Valery
Zolotaryov told a local Chechen newspaper.
"Anyhow, I don’t advise anyone to communicate with dangerous
criminals, especially for grabbing quick money," he added.
Wise advise.
Related: Did ISIS Hack Its Way Into Paradise?The girls’ (totally
illegal) stunt isn’t the first of its kind.
RT News reported that sometimes men create fake accounts, pretending to be
females, with the same ISIS-swindling intentions.
 The Islamic State often targets Muslim communities, like Chechnya, in
Europe and the United States to recruit people who are willing to inflict acts
of terrorism on their own soil.
Members have been said to use social media to get a wide reach of followers
and find those who will agree to commit violence.
 Often women are the ones cheated during these arrangements, as they are
married off to fighters and often become victims of sexual abuse, Mirror
reports.
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Three Chechen young women are currently under investigation for fraud after
allegedly swindling ISIS recruiters online.
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Three Chechen young women are currently under investigation for fraud after
allegedly swindling ISIS recruiters online.

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