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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Fri Jul 31, 2015, 03:28 PM Jul 2015

Catfished! Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media for Travel Money

Catfished! Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media for Travel Money

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.

The IS members allegedly reached out to the young women on their social media accounts, asking them to join the militant cause. The women kept in touch with IS members and even sent fake pictures to string them along.

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/catfished-girls-scam-isis-on-social-media-for-125374397897.html


I'm not going to lie -- I hope they get away with it.
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Catfished! Girls Scam ISIS on Social Media for Travel Money (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 OP
SERIOUS props! annabanana Jul 2015 #1
I agree......clever girls! Baclava Aug 2015 #9
Daesh would rather lose the money than go after three chechen women. Scootaloo Jul 2015 #2
Yep. They have enough trouble with the Kurdish women combat soldiers. Eleanors38 Jul 2015 #3
wouldn't this be good strategy for several reasons samsingh Jul 2015 #4
Good idea! Time to mobilize the 419th Internet Brigade... petronius Jul 2015 #5
Or the 101st Chairborne. nt msanthrope Jul 2015 #6
We need Chinese Hackers and Nigerian Princes to join forces KeepItReal Jul 2015 #7
The FBI should be doing this AwakeAtLast Jul 2015 #8
We don't know that they aren't annabanana Aug 2015 #10
 

Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)
2. Daesh would rather lose the money than go after three chechen women.
Fri Jul 31, 2015, 03:32 PM
Jul 2015

Trust me on this one, Daesh. One Chechen woman will fucking wreck you guys. Three is like a DefCon 1 event. Don't even.

samsingh

(17,649 posts)
4. wouldn't this be good strategy for several reasons
Fri Jul 31, 2015, 05:01 PM
Jul 2015

1. takes money away from isis
2. keeps isis recruiters distracted and not spending their efforts on other fools who would actually join

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KeepItReal

(7,769 posts)
7. We need Chinese Hackers and Nigerian Princes to join forces
Fri Jul 31, 2015, 07:11 PM
Jul 2015

ISIL will be catfished out of house and home in no time.

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