dear fellow hosts,
I had an instant booking from a guy identified by the nickname “Cool Dude” instead of his real name. His reason to be visiting Miami was “get away from work”. I wrote to him thanking him for booking my place, yadda yadda yadda and that I needed his email address to send him a form to be signed for the building security. No response. A week later I wrote again reminding him of my request, his response was “yes, thank you” but he didn’t provide an email address.
I called airbnb and mentioned that I was uneasy that this guest was a potential scammer. I received a response message from airbnb that his identity was confirmed and payment legitimate, and that there is no rule that a guest can’t use a nickname. Further, to add to my discomfort, the guest’s photo shows a man one would not want to be alone with at an empty train station platform at midnight.
Your thoughts please.