Russia busts pair trying to sell CIA fake secrets
RUSSIA’S security service said it had foiled an attempt by two young men in Siberia to sell made-up military secrets to the CIA for cash.
The fraudsters from the town of Borzi reportedly emailed the American spy agency offering to sell them information.
The “allegedly secret” intelligence included information “about railroad cars leaving for Ukraine and the placement of missiles aimed at the United States”, a FSB spokesperson said.
The Russian security agency said the CIA “took the bait” and “began to start posing questions, especially about the situation at military sites”.
The pair were not offered any money and eventually, when agents from the FSB caught up with them, the fact all the information was fake turned out to be their saving grace.
“They were given a warning, since this isn’t worth a criminal charge. Naturally they had no secrets and just made up the information,” the agency said. –