Three Chechen women swindled ISIS recruiters for cash

By now, it’s common knowledge that ISIS actively seeks to lure young women into its jihadist movement, and this has become a serious concern for countries around the world. But three Chechen women managed to beat ISIS at its own game—at least for a little while. The enterprising crew connected with ISIS recruiters on social media, and pretended to be interested in relocating to Syria. The only thing holding them back, they claimed, was a lack of funds. Once their friendly ISIS representative wired over some cash, the women would delete their social media accounts and abscond with the money. They managed to snag around $3,300 from recruiters before they were found out by the “E unit” of the Chechen police, which specializes in online criminal activity. “I don’t recall any precedent like this one in Chechnya, ”Valery Zolotaryov of the E unit told a local newspaper. “Anyhow, I don’t advise anyone to communicate with dangerous criminals, especially for grabbing quick money.” It’s sage advice, and the three women have been detained for their crimes. Secretly, though, the world is giving them a high-five.

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