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Shanghai police uncover Disney recruitment scam

(Xinhua)    16:49, April 14, 2016

Aerial photo taken on March 27, 2016 shows a general view of Shanghai Disney Resort in east China's Shanghai. Shanghai Disney Resort will officially open and welcome its first guests on June 16. (Xinhua photo)

SHANGHAI, April 14 -- Shanghai police have busted a gang they accuse of having used fraudulent job ads for Shanghai Disneyland to con 3 million yuan (463,000 U.S. dollars) in broker's fees from more than 200 applicants.

Police announced the arrest of three suspected gang leaders on Thursday, two months away from the opening of Disney's first theme park on the Chinese mainland.

A taxi driver surnamed Li was the first to report the scam to police. He said he quit his taxi business after the Disney job offer, for which he paid 13,000 yuan to the broker.

However, the management position that was offered by the brokerage turned out to be a cleaning job.

According to police, one of the suspects confessed that he pretended to be a senior Disney executive to recruit staff.

The June opening of the Disney park in Shanghai has triggered a sales rush after tickets became available in March. Park passes for the resort's opening day were snapped up in minutes.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Yuan Can,Bianji)

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