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    Avatartharra
    Flatchatter

    [Whether or not you think Airbnb is a good idea, it seems anyone using it can be caught  in a scam perpetrated by unscrupulous people who take advantage of the widespread reach on the online letting agency, its “hands-off” approach to disputes and the apparent lack of stringent checks on the authenticity of its hosts.

    The story sent to us by Flatchatter Tharra, all starts with a last-minute phone call to Airbnb guests, telling them there’s been a problem with the flat they had booked into.  – JimmyT]

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43k7z3/nationwide-fake-host-scam-on-airbnb

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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
    Keymaster

    Actually, the story in Vice is a great piece of detective work and well worth a read.  It tells how a victim of the scam contacted other victims  and eventually identified the scammer.  The yarn has a great kicker, right at the end, too. Click on the link above and settle in for a great read.

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