Three young Chechen women who reportedly conned ISIS out of plane fare by posing as prospective jihadi brides are under arrest and facing prosecution for cheating the black-clad terrorist army out of $3,300.
The women phished in their gullible would-be hosts, creating fake social media accounts and letting the terrorists believe they were willing to leave their homes and families for Syria. Once ISIS militants had sent the funds, the women promptly deleted their accounts and pocketed the money, according to Russian news organization Moskovsky Komsomolets. But despite ISIS being an international scourge, prosecutors in Chechnya are looking to put the screws to the clever con-women.
“I don’t advise anyone to communicate with dangerous criminals, especially for grabbing quick money,” Officer Valery Zolotaryov told Moskovsky Komsomolets, also noting this kind of scam is unprecedented in Chechnya.