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 fraud works by sending an email to a host that appears to come from Airbnb asking them to verify their account details.