Woman targets lorry in bizarre ‘crash-for-cash’ attempt by crawling under it to fake an accident – Daily Mail

Woman targets lorry in bizarre ‘crash-for-cash’ attempt by chasing down the truck and crawling under it to fake an accident following a business dispute with the driver

  • Woman was filmed targeting a huge lorry on a road in Wuhu, China last Thursday
  • Wannabe scammer was seen running next to the vehicle while carrying a bicycle
  • She then suddenly threw the bike on the ground and crawled under the truck
  • She wanted revenge on driver after losing out to him in a business bidding war

A woman has been caught on camera dramatically throwing herself to the ground in an attempt to pull off a ‘cash-for-crash’ scam in east China.

Footage of the bizarre incident last Thursday shows the wannabe scammer targeting an oncoming lorry on a road in Wuhu, Anhui province by chasing down the vehicle while carrying a bicycle.

As the lorry came to a stop after noticing the woman, she suddenly threw the bike on the ground next to the truck and crawled underneath the vehicle to make it look like she had been hit.

A woman has been caught on camera dramatically throwing herself to the ground in an attempt to pull off a 'cash-for-crash' scam in Auhui province, east China

A woman has been caught on camera dramatically throwing herself to the ground in an attempt to pull off a 'cash-for-crash' scam in Auhui province, east China

A woman has been caught on camera dramatically throwing herself to the ground in an attempt to pull off a ‘cash-for-crash’ scam in Auhui province, east China

Three male passers-by were filmed looking on in astonishment as the woman is seen carefully positioning herself under the vehicle. Police eventually foiled the scam attempt

Three male passers-by were filmed looking on in astonishment as the woman is seen carefully positioning herself under the vehicle. Police eventually foiled the scam attempt

Three male passers-by were filmed looking on in astonishment as the woman is seen carefully positioning herself under the vehicle. Police eventually foiled the scam attempt

Three male passers-by were filmed looking on in astonishment as the woman is seen carefully positioning herself under the vehicle.

The ‘crash-for-cash’ plot, known in Chinese as ‘peng ci’, literally means ‘touching porcelain’ and is a common way for fraudsters to haggle money out of their victims.

As the scammers appear out of nowhere in front of vehicles, drivers usually brake and collide slightly with their victims, who then feign injury and demand compensation for their injuries. 

The Wuhu Sanshan Traffic Police received a call at about 4pm from the woman saying she had been ‘seriously injured’ after being hit by a huge lorry, according to Xinhua News. 

Footage of the incident last Thursday shows the wannabe scammer targeting an oncoming lorry on a road in Wuhu, Anhui province by chasing down the vehicle while carrying a bicycle

Footage of the incident last Thursday shows the wannabe scammer targeting an oncoming lorry on a road in Wuhu, Anhui province by chasing down the vehicle while carrying a bicycle

Footage of the incident last Thursday shows the wannabe scammer targeting an oncoming lorry on a road in Wuhu, Anhui province by chasing down the vehicle while carrying a bicycle

As the lorry came to a stop after noticing the woman, she threw the bike on the ground next to the truck and crawled underneath the vehicle to make it look like she had been hit

As the lorry came to a stop after noticing the woman, she threw the bike on the ground next to the truck and crawled underneath the vehicle to make it look like she had been hit

As the lorry came to a stop after noticing the woman, she threw the bike on the ground next to the truck and crawled underneath the vehicle to make it look like she had been hit

The woman in her 50s, identified by authorities as Tang, had been in a business dispute with the lorry driver, Cui, and 'wanted revenge', according to Xinhua

The woman in her 50s, identified by authorities as Tang, had been in a business dispute with the lorry driver, Cui, and 'wanted revenge', according to Xinhua

The woman in her 50s, identified by authorities as Tang, had been in a business dispute with the lorry driver, Cui, and ‘wanted revenge’, according to Xinhua

After arriving on scene, officers couldn’t find any evidence of an accident. However, the woman insisted that she was seriously hurt and demanded a compensation of 55,000 yuan (£6,400) from the lorry driver.  

Police were able to pull surveillance footage from the area and foiled the scam attempt.

The woman in her 50s, identified by authorities as Tang, had been in a business dispute with the lorry driver, Cui, and ‘wanted revenge’, according to Xinhua.  

Tang had apparently lost out to Cui in a business bidding war, prompting her to plan the scam attempt on him.  

Authorities are investigating the incident.

‘This acting … which drama school did she graduate from?’ one user commented on Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

‘Doesn’t she feel embarrassed?’ one person said. 

‘This is so dangerous. What if the lorry driver didn’t see her?’ another user said.

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