Lootcrew was quiet for a while but came back in force when riots broke out in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. Soon the #BaltimoreLootCrew hashtag appeared and people began sharing images that had nothing to do with Baltimore.
This account sent racist messages using that hashtag.
Today the account mostly tweets about the AltRight and Donald Trump.
The lootcrew hoax sometimes intersects with another troll tactic with roots on 4chan/8chan. As previously reported by BuzzFeed News, whenever there is a mass shooting trolls go on Twitter and falsely point the finger at a comedian named Sam Hyde.
When the unrest started in Milwaukee, this account tweeted a photo of Hyde with the #MilwaukeeLootCrew hashtag. The Twitter user said he was about to steal Hyde's car. The tweet received hundred of retweets.
The account later joked about the tweet being treated as real by the Drudge Report and a local news organization.
So remember: anytime you see a hashtag with lootcrew in it, the photos and claims are almost certainly false.
Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.