Scammers Impersonate airbnb

New Airbnb scam dupes several Telegraph readers From the Telegraph, August 22, 2015 Airbnb recently introduced ‘anonymised’ email addresses for all guest communications with hosts but this has not stopped the fraudsters. Instead it appears that they are going on phishing expeditions – and this may be what has happened in Mr Crombie’s case. The […]

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airbnb Wants to Work With Landlords to Open Up Multi-family Buildings

Airbnb partners with multifamily owners for home sharing From the San Diego Source, August 20, 2015 Airbnb is partnering with some of North America’s largest REITs on a pilot program encouraging developers to embrace the home-sharing platform within multifamily projects. The landlord partnership model is a shift in strategies for Airbnb, the San Francisco-based private […]

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Massachusetts Looks at Regulating airbnb — The Evils of “Entire Place” Rentals

I-Team: New Bill Would Regulate Airbnb, Short Term Rentals In Mass. From WBZ TV News, July 29, 2015 Hoffman shared his woes on www.ripoffreport.com. Hundreds of other upset travelers have reached out to the Better Business Bureau. Some called Airbnb a “scam with false prices and dangerous houses.” Others complained of poor customer service. Hoffman […]

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Colorado Ski Towns Concerned About airbnb Impact

Resort communities weigh regulation, enforcement of vacation rentals From The Denver Post, July 19, 2015 A comprehensive analysis by the Colorado Association of Ski Towns, or CAST, reveals homeowners’ conversion of long-term rental properties into short-term vacation rentals as the largest rental-by-owner issue for resort communities. Vacation rentals now join the list of challenges for […]

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Ad Agency Creates Spoof of New airbnb Ad

Portal A Mocks Airbnb Campaign: ‘It’s His House Now.’ From Agency Spy, July 20, 2015 Portal A, a small San Francisco/Los Angeles agency, specializes in creating “branded and original video for the web.” Its most recent project that came to our attention was the official music video promo for classic Shakespearean coming-of-age drama Pitch Perfect 2. […]

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