IS hoodwinked? Chechen women dupe recruits of $3,300

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Chechen, July 30: Even the so-called well-organised extremist group-Islamic State-has its own fallacies.

While many young men and women from across the world have been lured into the pride, money and marriage promises of the ISIS, someone in Chechen has found an antidote for this.

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Though police authorities see it differently, the story below would interest the tastes of anti-IS sentiments.

A group of three women allegedly have duped the ISIS of a whopping $3,300 after sending fake pictures of themselves and cooking up a fake story.

The women used the very medium (that of social media-Twitter, Skype and Facebook) used by the ISIS to sever the latter of their own resources. The women were contacted by the ISIS through social media, which is when they showed 'interest' in their ideas and expressed a willingness to cross the border to Syria.

However, they cited lack of funds preventing them from making the journey.

Incidentally, immideately after this, the IS transferred $3,300 electronically. The women encashed it immideately and deleted the account they used.

The cyber team is yet to ascertain for how long the trio have been doing this, but it is clear that they never left the home.They, however, picked uo the trio while scanning through possible criminal encounters. The women have been charged with fraud-an offence that carries a maximum penalty of six years in jail.

It is to be noted that Chechenya is an important source of IS recruits.

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