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 Soon to Be Legal in London

Airbnb to be legalised in London From The Guardian, February 10, 2015 Londoners will soon be able to legally let their homes through websites such as Airbnb, thanks to an amendment to the capital’s housing legislation currently going through parliament. The decision to update the London-only law, announced on Monday, ends years of confusion over […]

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airbnb Crackdown in Westminster District Creates Controversy

Business minister Matthew Hancock’s fury over Airbnb crackdown by Westminster council From City A.M. November 21, 2014 Westminster, which is home to the House of Commons, has been actively targeting residents using rental platforms, including smaller site One Fine Stay, by searching for properties online and then sending out letters and enforcement officers advising that […]

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Precautions for airbnb Guests and Hosts

Using Airbnb, Wimdu or another social travel site? How to avoid being conned A few precautions will help ensure trouble-free letting for both guests and hosts From The Guardian, October 11, 2014 Fraudsters have caught on that one way everyone involved can save money is by bypassing the sites’ payment systems. Criminals typically create a […]

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