One of the alleged fraudsters is questioned by police in Shandong province. Photo: Handout
One of the alleged fraudsters is questioned by police in Shandong province. Photo: Handout

Five held in China over scam to convince people to hand over cash in return for ‘frozen civil war trillions’

  • Group accused of using fake UN documents – and even one from China’s last imperial dynasty – to convince people they could get a share of funds left by the defeated Nationalist forces
  • Detainees reported to have confessed to being members of the International Plum Blossom ring that has been running the scheme for at least 40 years

Topic |   China society
One of the alleged fraudsters is questioned by police in Shandong province. Photo: Handout
One of the alleged fraudsters is questioned by police in Shandong province. Photo: Handout
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