Waterdrop service staff have been going around hospitals in China asking patients to initiate crowdfunding projects and exaggerating their stories to attract sympathy and donations, according to an undercover media report. Photo: Reuters

Scandal hits China’s star health care crowdfunding site Waterdrop

  • Undercover report finds staff signing up patients to fill quotas, exaggerating their stories and failing to check financial details
  • Founder Shen Peng apologises, suspends service team and launches investigation
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Waterdrop service staff have been going around hospitals in China asking patients to initiate crowdfunding projects and exaggerating their stories to attract sympathy and donations, according to an undercover media report. Photo: Reuters
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.