January 6, 2012

Shanghai Daily Following Housing Scam


Canadian sublet rooms, fled with at least 300,000 yuan, victims say

By Xu Chi for Shanghai Daily

A batch of expat tenants in Shanghai are calling on more victims to come forward and file a group lawsuit against a Canadian landlord who ran away after allegedly cheating more than 50 foreigners and some apartment owners of 300,000 yuan in apartment-renting schemes.

Ryan Fedoruk, a 40-year-old Canadian and former part-time English teacher in Shanghai, played his trick as a second-hand landlord who rented about 30 apartments from their owners and sublet them to over 80 tenants, mostly foreigners, throughout 2011, victims said.

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January 6, 2012