There’s been a major development in the war on terror. Well, not really. But at least it’s a hilarious development.
Three young girls in Chechnya managed to use social media accounts to con ISIS recruiters out of money, RT.com is reporting.
Using fake online profiles, the girls pretended to be interested in moving to Syria to join the militant group, presumably as ISIS war brides. However, once travel money was transferred by the militants, the girls simply deleted their accounts and started over.
Long story short, ISIS got catfished.
In all, the girls managed to swindle $3,300 out of ISIS, which is the equivalent of $1 Billion in Chechnya (probably). However, the loss of funds won’t exactly bring ISIS to its knees. The group makes an estimated $3 Million per day selling oil on the black market.
Sadly, Chechen authorities caught wind of the scam, and stepped in to stop the girls. Instead of receiving commendations for their actions, they are now facing fraud charges.
“I don’t recall any precedent like this one in Chechnya, probably because nobody digs deep enough in that direction,” Valery Zolotaryov, a member of the Chechen police said. “I don’t advise anyone to communicate with dangerous criminals, especially for grabbing quick money.”