Taken from facebook Post,
I quote “Sunday Times article suggest guest should pay through AirBnB to void scams, avoid paying by bank transfer, communicate only through their website. When will the press stop promoting multinational property websites? The article does point out that the AirBnB website does have fraudulent listings and its impossible to contact them about the scams and the public have to resort to contacting them through Facebook and Twitter in order to get them to remove the fake adverts. Same problem with HomeAway / OwnersDirect! Maybe if lots of members contact Alessia Horwich @lessybella and Jessica Brown @jess_lbrown through twitter etc we could stop them giving bad advice to the public and promoting property web site online booking and payments.”
i would add, its easy to check if a advertiser has a facebook profile, friends that are genuine, twitter, and a website that prints their address that you can find and view on Google maps. Always if possible use a credit card to make payments or at the very least a small part of the payment by credit card.
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