ISIS Used Fake Ebay Listings To Send Cash To US Operative

Using fake listings on Ebay, terrorist group ISIS funneled money to an operative based in the United States, says the FBI. Mohamed Elshinawy, who was living in Maryland, was arrested in December 2015 for attempting to assist the group. He received $8,700 from Siful Sujan, who was killed in a drone strike that same year. It appears $1,250 went through Ebay.

Sujan was paying Elshinawy, according to the FBI, through fake computer printer listings on the site. PayPal was then used to transfer the funds.

At least a portion of the money went towards a laptop, hotspot, and other tech that helped him communicate with ISIS. It's believed Elshinawy was receiving money with the intention of eventually carrying out a terrorist attack.