Russian pensioners are being tricked into tossing Molotov cocktails at Russian military offices and officials' cars, according to local media outlets.
Since the war in Ukraine began, Russian citizens have carried out at least 16 separate arson attempts on government or bank properties at the behest of scammers,reported the independent Russian media outlet, MediaZona.
The people involved have tried to set fire to enlistment offices, bank ATMs, a car trunk, and a police department, though most have been unsuccessful, the outlet reported. At least 11 of them were over 55, per MediaZona.
Some of them, like the 65-year-old Yelena Belova, were told to shout pro-Ukrainian slogans as they chucked the Molotov cocktails — even though they were also told they were helping the Russian military.
The Russian police detained Belova in August aftershe set fire to the trunk of a deputy army chief's car,per the independent Russian news outlet Shot.
"Azov is power!" Belova shouted as she threw the Molotovs, Shot reported. TheAzov Battalion is a far-right paramilitary force in Ukraine,and praising the organization is banned in Russia.
According to independent outlet Baza, an unknown person had called Belova and convinced her she would be enlisted in a "special operation."
The caller persuaded her to send them large sums of cash, then told her to carry out the arson attempt as part of her mission, the outlet wrote.
>DO NOT GO TO ENLISTMENT OFFICE SAR
>DO NOT REDEEM MOLOTOV
>DO NOT REDEEEM! BLOODY BASTARD!
Upon her arrest, Belova told police she supported the war in Ukraine and would never have set fire to the car if she knew it belonged to a military commander, Baza reported.
Would-be arsonists receive scam calls first
Another would-be arsonist, a 67-year-old woman identified only as Olga, tried to light two Molotov cocktails on March 27 and throw them into an enlistment office in the city of Nizhny Tagil,according to Shot.
But she was stopped by a policeman, Shot reported. Olga told authorities an unknown man had been calling her for a month, saying he was a bank employee.
He'd taught Olga how to create the Molotov cocktails and instructed her to start a fire in the government building, according to Shot.
When police confronted Olga, she called the fraudster, who tried to convince her that they were false agents,according to a video posted by the Russian Telegram channel Ural Mash.
"Try to hide now, what are you doing there? Have you been released or are you still being held?" the man asked Olga.
"No. They're holding me. We're standing on the street where they stopped me," Olga told the man on the phone.
The man asked Olga if there were any bottles left for her to throw or if she still had a lighter.
"No," she told him.
Local outlet E1.Ru reportedthat Olga had just lost her son to cancer, and the scammers had persuaded her to sell her apartment and take out loans.
Most of the arson attempts were carried out by senior citizens, who wouldn't even try to escape capture afterward, MediaZona reported.
They include 70-year-old Alexandar Rassokhin, who lit a Molotov cocktail and placed it on the window of an enlistment office, and a 71-year-old woman who set fire to the carpet at a bank branch in St. Petersburg, per MediaZona.
The 71-year-old woman, who was not named, called someone on the phone after her attack in October. "I completed the task. Take me away from here," she told the other person on the line,per St. Petersburg news outlet Fontanka.
seems like it's false flags they're convincing their own to carry out, then cutting them loose while killing them.
You are essentially slowly selling your house to the bank dirt cheap, it's only a good idea if you don't plan to give anything to your kids besides a couple thousand and cannot bolster your income any other way.
Still not as retarded as reverse mortgages
Why Thems retarded?
My grandma got a reverse mortgage and was straight ballin. Then she died lol
Nothing wrong with reverse mortgages.
You get an equity line loan in your home.
You get to live in your house and get money for it til you are dead.
Then the bank gets it.
It has its purpose if you dont want or don't have inheritors.
>send scammer cash
>you go out and do something potential dangerous and illegal
That's not how a scam fucking works. She just didn't want them to share her dog fucking video or something. She probably paid them first and they probably said it wasn't enough.
Based pajeet scammers doing something rad for once
goddamn that's kinda brilliant. old people fall for scams really easily and it's marginally believable to be called up to participate in a false flag op in russia lmao
I see the Indian volunteer detachment have arrived in Ukraine.
What if the story is created by the FSB to hide that people fight back in their own country?
I kinda wondered about that, since the story as-is is so retarded, even by Russian standards.
you're probably on to something. This sounds too retarded to be true, and we've seen some shit already.
I mean there’s been lots of Molotovs thrown at government buildings by people fighting back. But those people like wear masks and flee. They aren’t like 70 year old women on the phone that suck at using Molotovs and don’t even leave the scene.
Granted I guess they could just have made up the whole thing since there’s no video or anything
>They aren’t like 70 year old women on the phone that suck at using Molotovs and don’t even leave the scene.
How do you know there was a 70 year old women not leaving the scene?
>office get's molotoved by young, rightfully angry men
>FSB: it was the hohols, tricking our good citizens, nothing to see here, we have it under control
Honestly I’m surprised Russia hasn’t tried to do this to Americans. They already got all the Facebook boomers all wound up and radical as it is.
There was a video where a joe rogan AI told people to buy libido pills. A shit ton of boomers/retards fell for it because they thought it was an actual joe rogan video.
>boomers/retards fell for it because they thought it was an actual joe rogan video.
Do actual boomers even know who Joe Rogan is outside of that guy from Fear Factor.
Eh, they get kids riled up for to shoot up schools and grocery stores for free.
The implication is that Ukrainians are so evil they scam geriatrics of their money and tricks them into attacking the home front.
It's so cartoonishly evil that it's just too stupid to be real
It doesn't even make sense. The scammer is supposed to have something on you like your grandson is in jail, they are the IRS, they found CP on your PC and you must send them cash. Apparently the scammers here pretended to be bank employees. Then they just called the old people up and convinced them to give them money and then commit terrorism.
Do you think Russians actually scammed geeezers or the whole thing is just made up?
But it does seem weird that they’d make up something that makes them look dumb idk
Better than admitting that you have a real opposition that is willed to light shit on fire.
Shit just got real.
Moscow has been doing this kind of crap in the west for decades.
Yeah if you account for just economical damage the fucking Indian and Russian scammers have done far more damage than this.
29.8 billion US dollars. That's two brand new aircraft carriers, or one with the entire air wing and all training.
Russians are brain dead retards as it is, however I'd like to see a study done on the brains of scam victims.