The group, whose WhatsApp name is “Tuesday coffee – mums,” was formed in 2016 by Ophelia Moore and Yulia Boristencky, whose sons attend the same private school. Lorena Salazar and Annabella Clobererstruck joined the following year.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon while the four women were at their usual cafe near their children’s school. That’s when the Luxembourgish agent, later identified as Anne Scheideren, approached the group, introducing herself as a fellow mother from the school.
Because Scheideren studied in the U.K. and has only a slight accent, the expats failed to adhere to their security protocol and invited her to join them, an offer she cheerfully accepted.
With Scheideren now sitting among their ranks, the four expats spent the next 30 minutes complaining about their Luxembourgish neighbors who never say hello, one of their usual conversation topics, one that both excites and enrages them.
“How do you know any of these people are Luxembourgish if you’ve never spoken to them?” Scheideren eventually said. “I grew up in a village near Remich and most of my neighbors were quite friendly, so I really don’t get this whole thing about us being cold.”
Realizing what had occurred, Moore covertly sent the group a message. “RED ALERT, we’ve been infitrated [sic],” it said. “Initiate plan X.”
Using a bottle of mineral water facial spray, Salazar created a smokescreen while the other three expats grabbed their designer purses and escaped. She then ran up to the cash register and paid the €24.30 bill with a credit card while a confused but still friendly Scheideren asked if she could join them next time.