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AirBnB scam - vice article
« on: November 01, 2019, 08:33:44 AM »
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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 09:04:47 AM »
I won't stay at an airBnB or VRBO rental where the owner has ever cancelled a reservation in the past.  Who knows, maybe the cancellation was legitimate and I am overreacting, but you are playing such a weak hand when a host cancels and you're stuck.  I've seen rentals offered with 10 reviews and 2 mentions of host cancellations - ain't no way I'm signing up, you know they will sell you out for a better private offer in a heartbeat.


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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 10:26:17 AM »
this kinda sh*t is a disease of the Western world. I travel alot and 99.99% of the time nothing like this in Central East Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Asia. It seems the wealthier a country is the more scams. It's an interesting subject of research.



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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 01:17:48 PM »
I won't stay at an airBnB or VRBO rental where the owner has ever cancelled a reservation in the past.  Who knows, maybe the cancellation was legitimate and I am overreacting, but you are playing such a weak hand when a host cancels and you're stuck.  I've seen rentals offered with 10 reviews and 2 mentions of host cancellations - ain't no way I'm signing up, you know they will sell you out for a better private offer in a heartbeat.
Whatever the reason, a host that cancels is unreliable and I would never book. But if someone gets a couple of positive reviews, then you book, and then the cancellations that showing in their reviews, nothing you can do...

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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 01:23:13 PM »
Why can't you do a credit card charge back?
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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 03:02:17 PM »
Anyone has any suggestion for staying at an Airbnb where the place is awesome but it reeks of weed? This public/private message format is weird.

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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 05:26:33 AM »
Anyone has any suggestion for staying at an Airbnb where the place is awesome but it reeks of weed? This public/private message format is weird.

Sublet it to me.

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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 08:36:04 AM »
Anyone has any suggestion for staying at an Airbnb where the place is awesome but it reeks of weed? This public/private message format is weird.

Sublet it to me.

Not mine, I stayed at one.  Awesome place, but reeks of weed!

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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 09:45:51 AM »
Why can't you do a credit card charge back?
I bet you can, but most honest people wouldn't do that. Keep in mind though that you're effectively charging back Air BNB. Just because you charge it back doesn't mean that you don't owe money anymore.

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Re: AirBnB scam - vice article
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 11:58:49 AM »
Hey all:

It could be that if you do a charge back on AirB&B, you might get suspended or kicked out of the system.

If somebody uses frequently or relies on AirB&B for business travel, they may simply take their lumps with a bad/fraudulent rental rather than risk getting thrown out of the system.