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This sounds like a very obvious scam. In fact, a scammer looking for scammers to scam!! Can you reply to it (obviously with a temp email address or whatever) and see what happens?
Also, you could report it to Airbnb.
There are a large number of varieties of the scam, but basically, someone with a “clean” history posts pictures provided to them from someone else. For a while, Languadoc, France was particularly popular. These are highly desirable properties, however neither the scammer nor the lister have any ownership. They just rip stuff off. The scammer, who controls the listing, lists it for a good, but not ridiculously low price. But there is a problem. They get the booker to move off-platform. Western Union is often involved. The booker arrives on the scheduled day and there is no vacation rental and they are out thousands of dollars. By that time, the scammer is long gone.
As the lister, you have committed fraud for a measly $100.00.
A bit off topic, but I hve been curious about this for a while. Airbnb is offering me $200 for new host (who has to actually host within a certain time frame) - interestlingy enough…for new hosts, not guests …
Same here. Since most people I know live in my town I’m not too interested in increasing my competition so I don’t think I’ll be using it. Although the guy who installed my security cameras said he told his brother about airbnb and encouraged him to do it. So I should have given him my referral code.
What does the new host get once they’ve hosted? Anything?