In the wake of the September 11th attacks on New York, desperate relatives posted photos of their missing loved ones at Ground Zero and stunned firefighters carefully picked through the rubble for traces of human remains. Casualty estimates varied wildly. Thousands had died, but no one knew exactly how many, or who they were. Whilst the majority of Americans struggled to come to terms with the enormity of what had happened, a tiny handful saw an opportunity in the chaos and confusion following the attacks. 9/11 Liars tracks down the people who tried to exploit their country’s darkest hour for their own personal gain – from fake insurance claims to false death claims and fabricated loved ones.

In the American public eye these fraudsters had committed arguably the most heinous sin of all: they had violated the sanctity of 9/11. America and indeed the world would never be the same again. Through the stories of the 9/11 liars this film explores how a nation came to realize they could no longer trust one another the way they used to. American innocence had been shattered forever.