FBI claims Islamic State used eBay & PayPal to funnel cash into US — RT Business

FBI claims Islamic State used eBay & PayPal to funnel cash into US — RT Business
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FBI claims Islamic State used eBay & PayPal to funnel cash into US — RT Business

 

 

 

 

A senior member of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) used PayPal and fake eBay transactions to send money to an alleged operative of the terrorist group in the US, according to an affidavit disclosed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, WSJ reports.

The paper, unsealed in federal court in Baltimore, alleges US citizen Mohamed Elshinawy was involved in a global network that used eBay to fund ISIS. Elshinawy reportedly received nearly $8,700 through the use of fake computer printer sales from Islamic State associates.




The man reportedly told investigators he used a scheme dubbed “drop-shipping,” that made it appear as if goods were bought and shipped to individuals linked to the terrorist organization, as a way of disguising the movement of money.

The investigation claims the financial network stretches across the globe, from the UK to Bangladesh. The scheme was managed by senior ISIS figure Siful Sujan, who was killed in an airstrike in Syria at the end of 2015.

 

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