Watch John Oliver Explain How Three Young Women Catfished ISIS

Three ladies from Chechnya scammed ISIS fighters online and got ’em good.

Let John Oliver tell the tale:

The three young women persuaded ISIS fighters to send them money, promising they’d journey to Syria for marriage — only to block the accounts once payment was received. Stone cold — and a better smackdown of ISIS’ social media recruitment than some international authorities have achieved. Although the girls were detained by Chechen police E unit, which focuses on monitoring online crime, we agree with Oliver: they deserve a parade, or maybe a pixelated statue.

Though catfishers are usually not viewed with sympathy, the Internet has been celebrating the women as heroes and polls are greatly in favour of releasing them from charges.

[Last Week Tonight With John Oliver; Telegraph]