I want to find an Apartment on Airbnb for Amsterdam and I don’t know, but some Hosts looks like scam to me.
First one was a beautiful Aparment in City Center for 6 Person and only costs 250€ per Night, there was a picture which said “I can’t update my calender on Airbnb please contact me on mail: firstname.lastname@example.org” and the hosts changes in one week three times. He answerd my mail with
The property is available on your booking request. The price per night is €250,
a security deposit of €500 is also required which is fully refundable the day
you leave the property. In order to start the booking and all the arrangements
I will need the following information from you.
A Link to your Airbnb profile:
Special Requests on arrival:
The payment will be handled by Airbnb so they
will release it to me only after you check in. As soon as I will have the
requested info’s from you I will start the process through Airbnb and you will
get the booking confirmation.
So yesterday I requestet a other Aparment, again underpriced and she respond to my Airbnb massage with:
I m traveling and the app is not displaying your message there is an address written on the last picture of the property send your requests there I will replay ASAP
And later on mail:
The property is still available for the specified dates.
The price is 300 Usd / night for the entire property plus 400 Usd security
deposit which you will receive back in the same day you will check out of the
property the booking and the payment will be made thru Airbnb. How does the
Airbnb payment system work?
Airbnb’s payment system is designed to make transferring money between guests
and hosts as simple and reliable as possible. Here’s how it works:
Guests pay Airbnb when they book a place
Airbnb releases the money to hosts 24 hours after the guest checks in
Using Airbnb’s payment system is required to make a reservation, and it helps
ensure that both parties are protected under our Terms of Service, cancellation
policies, Guest Refund Policy, and other safeguards. Paying outside the Airbnb
system is not secure, and we cannot provide access to these benefits when
reservations aren’t booked directly through Airbnb.
I need the following details to pre-approve your booking with Airbnb and after
I will pre-pprove you then you can proceed with the payment on Airbnb
Copy of a pictured ID
She wants the same information than the Host on the other one.
Is this normal or a scam?
I found it out by myself, its a scam. The aparment ist in France https://www.airbnb.de/rooms/11235466