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Scammers on AirBnB

#1

Hi All,

Just had another scammer trying to hack my account. This time pretending to want to book but saying that they had found my place on another AirBnB listing at a lower price, with the link to that listing. Apparently the listing takes you to a fake AirBnB site that asks you to log-in. They then have your details, and all that entails. AirBnB informed.

Be aware.

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#2

Very tricky. Good post, thanks for the warning.

#3

Same thing just happened to me on Wimdu! Never click on suspicious links! Report that to Air right away.

#4

Kona - do you ever have a wimdu guest request an invoice? I did - and assumed it was for business purposes or something…guess I’d better go check my account. Wimdu said ‘use our invoice creator’…

#5

Hmmm, I don’t use the invoice creator? Are you sure it is legitimate? As I have mentioned, Wimdu is not as sophisticated as Air and is still subject to scammers getting through. When you get an Inquiry it should be very obvious.

#6

Here’s an example of a dodgy inquiry. Don’t click on links like this.

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