Here Are the Most Common Airbnb Scams Worldwide ::Vice

by Volker Weber

Anna Merlan for Vice:

Hoping to get a better sense of the issue, we asked readers to tell us about their own experiences using Airbnb. In response, we got nearly 1,000 emails, many of them outlining similar tales of deception.

The stories quickly started to fall into easily discernible categories. Scammers all over the world, it seems, have figured how best to game the Airbnb platform: by engaging in bait and switches; charging guests for fake damages; persuading people to pay outside the Airbnb app; and, when all else fails, engaging in clumsy or threatening demands for five-star reviews to hide the evidence of what they’ve done. (Or, in some cases, a combination of several of these scams)

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Mikko hat Recht - ich musste aber trotzdem zu Punkt Nr3 (Trust the Cloud) lachen, weil ich zwei Minuten vorher diesen Artikel gelesen habe:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/04/google-software-glitch-sent-some-users-videos-to-strangers

Martin Mann, 2020-02-04

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