I would really appreciate reading about any thoughts or recommendations that experienced hosts may have about this.
I began hosting a private room in my home last November and never thought it would be this successful, its been fun and I’ve learned a lot. However, the inquiry below in quotes seems fishy to me. First, it was sent under an account name of Scott who just joined this month, March 2020, with no reviews on file. My settings require a government ID, email and phone number. However, this inquiry was sent with just a phone number which is concern number one. How does that happen?
My second concern is that someone claiming to be a Paul, not Scott, wrote the following. “Im Paul I wanted to know if it would be possible for me to check out the place maybe later today and i would book it for the Friday until Monday” My listening details, house rules and pictures are very clear and my reviews are all excellent leaving nothing to be “checked out”. Is this a possible 3rd party booking scam with intent to case my house out?
Thanks everyone, this forum has been very helpful.