Shenzhen police recently cracked down on an impressive sex racket of prostitutes masquerading as made-up celebrities with the help of such social media platforms as Weibo and WeChat.
According to CCTV, a local criminal gang set up a prostitution hub online, creating elaborately forged identities for its sex workers in order to rake in the dough.
One such woman was posing as a Las Vegas beauty pageant winner and internationally-known model named Qiao Shengyi, with a whole host of completely fabricated news articles and photoshoots to her name.
Some of the girls even paid hundreds of thousands of RMB to receive plastic surgery in South Korea for the sake of betterbusiness. And this was on top of the 2,000 to 30,000 yuan startup cost of funding the identity hoaxes.
However, if this gang was truly clever, they would joined forces with that Hunan gang known for mixing up their own batches of homemade Viagra. It’s just simple economics.
By Pinky Latt
[Images via CCTV]