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What verifications do you ask for?


#1

hi
Under reservations I ask that ID is verified. I have had enquiries from people with none verified and maybe just a photo uploaded and/or email verified.

I answered the questions they asked but emailed back and said if you wish to book with me I also need photo ID and facebook verifiation. I know there is no guarantee any of this is genuine. As it is a newbie to airbnb there are no reviews to check out.

I am not concerned if the person books with me as would prefer to have some check seeminly to have taken place.

What do you want from a newbie with no reviews or only one verification?


#2

I always require an offline ID (divers licence, passport etc) not just facebook. Its too risky.


#3

Guest can inquire without providing ID, but must do so in order to complete the booking.

This can sometimes cause delays in the booking being completed, because some guests have a problem getting through all the verification steps.


#4

So what ID is required as a minimum in order to be able to book?


#5

I require no verification, allow same-day and insta-books.

I probably have only had 3 guests who initially had no information about themselves. One was a brand new account, with no picture and named “New User”. They all ended up being fine. As long as it’s a human on the other side that can respond to my questions, I don’t care what you look like or what your name is (plus once you get paid, you see their real name anyway)


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