Airbnb “Host” Scams: Protect Yourself With One Simple Step

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    The Airbnb service has been lauded many times here at BoardingArea as an alternative to traditional lodging options such as hotels — but be wary of what appears to be an increasing number of “hosts” attempting to scam you out of your money. That is what allegedly happened to Tommie Marie Fowler, who decided to book her birthday weekend at a rental home from a Jessie Garcia in Miami using Airbnb — only to have her $1,655.00 disappear, according to this report by Dana Fowle, an investigative reporter for WAGA-TV in Atlanta. There is a video which accompanies that report. Here is where she made her mistake — and how you can prevent a similar situation from happening to you The post Airbnb “Host” Scams: Protect Yourself With One Simple Step appeared first on The Gate.

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