Two women – identified as Chen and Xu – from Ningbo in China’s eastern coastal province of Zhejiang were duped 399,000 (HK$473,500) yuan each for “cancer treatment” in Thailand, according to a report in Thepaper.cn . The women were diagnosed with cancer during the trip, organised by a beauty salon, and were told to receive immediate medical attention. Soon, they were taken to a lavish hotel and administered a single shot, each of which cost 399,000 yuan. Their credit cards exceeded the maximum limits pay the bill. When they returned to Ningbo a few days later, they realised the treatment was a con job because there were no symptoms of cancer. ‘I felt like a prisoner on death row’: Chinese farmer who lived with wrong diagnosis of Aids for almost a decade “We were badly cheated,” Chen told Thepaper.cn in an interview, Earlier, Chen had paid 40,000 yuan to the salon for their latest beauty products, which also turned out to be counterfeit. Authorities are trying to help the women recover their money, but the task is proving to be difficult since they were duped abroad, where Chinese rules don’t apply.