OK maybe I shouldn’t be so sensitive, but I have been getting annoyed by a proliferation of messages from agents seeking commission outside of the airbnb platform - in fact the last 5 enquiries I have received have been from agents rather than genuine potential guests. I have now reported them all.
As airbnb also kindly reminds me when I don’t reposed to messages, I have been sending short responses to these agents such as “sorry no”.
Now I have received a message from airbnb starting “ We noticed you were recently in contact with an account that has since been removed for violating our Terms of Service. To help keep your account secure and in good standing, please be aware of these types of scam activity:…”
I mean it’s their platform, their problem, my inconvenience, and they are making a veiled threat about the “good standing” of my account. Kinda rude. As I said at the start, perhaps I am being too sensitive it’s just you would think that airbnb would flag words such as “commission” and “agent” and boot these users. Some of them have been on the platform for several years.
Apologies I don’t usually rant!