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Don't Get Caught in a Vacation Rental Scam This Summer

Don't Get Caught in a Vacation Rental Scam This Summer

With prices rising on everything, including hotel stays, record numbers of vacationers are renting vacation homes on Airbnb and VRBO. Unfortunately, though, vacation rental scams are on the rise as well. Here’s all you need to know about these scams and how to avoid them. How these scams play out There are several variations of vacation rental scams. In one version, the vacation rental advertised on Airbnb or a similar site doesn’t exist or is in poor condition. The scammer uses online images or doctored photos to create the bogus listing and creates several phony reviews. When vacationers arrive at the listing address, they find that the rental doesn’t exist or is quite run down. In another version, the vacationer receives a message from the property owner before their arrival about a las...

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