Yesterday I got an inquiry from someone who booked for two. I pre-approved and THEN she said the second guest is her 12-year-old son (I have a no children setting as I have an unfenced pool), Said they just got off the bus and could we open our home to them? WTH??!! Then AirBnB says her payment was declined and they were holding my calendar for 24 hours to give the guest.a chance to sort out payment issues. Finally the 24 hour hold cleared without payment. I don’t think she intended to book - I think she was trolling for a free stay. I wonder how many other calendars she held up like this. I clicked on Report Profile but there was no category for Trolls.
Then today I got an inquiry from a minor who wanted to book an 8-day stay this summer with a friend, using her mother’s profile and credit card. Of course I declined as it was against TOS on two accounts.
I usually have straight up quality guests so this surprised me. Should I not be surprised? Is this the new norm for guests? I have IB and I allow guests without reviews, but if this keeps up, not sure it’s smart. Thoughts?