I recently received a booking request for December 2022. They said the date was not available. Without giving it too much thought I went into my calendar and opened up the entire month of December and informed them. They still said it was unavailable and then it dawned on me that they wanted a booking more than 16 months in advance and it appears Airbnb doesn’t allow you to do that so the only option is to allow them to book privately.
I decided there was something fishy about this booking and just ignored all their future correspondence because who books so far in advance? But it’s hard to see what nefarious motive they might have?