I just got a scam inquiry. Here's the message copied straight from my inquiry page:
@Mary996 Thankfully, no major problems resulted. The dummy listing isn't within the Airbnb site so they have no ability to remove it. I guess I shouldn't have clicked on the link but I did want to see what this supposed cheaper listing looked like and I wouldn't have provided any personal information. My browser recognized the website as fraudulent so I didn't go any further and can't know what would have been there. I did report the user profile that made the inquiry under my listing and later received an auto-response email from Airbnb stating that, ''you were recently in contact with an account that was removed for violating the Airbnb Terms of Service'' and ''you may have paid for a fraudulent reservation'' -- like I was a guest instead of a host -- and it went on saying never communicate or send payments outside of the Airbnb site, etc. In the end, no major problems resulted, hallelujah. I thought I should post this just to further the awareness of this scam.
Phew .... @Wendy1168. Am so relieved to hear that you successfully reported this and that Airbnb have acknowledged that anyone attempting to go there would have become a victim of fraud. This must have been very concerning.
Even though you were being perceived as a potential Guest are you satisfied with this outcome?
Very best wishes to you and well done for your prompt action! Mary
Careful there, it's a scam. Not a new one either.
Of course you are intrigued by this message, and want to check the link.
Maybe it resembles an airbnb page, but it asks for you to enter your airbnb sign in and password.
If you do sign in, your information is breached and scammers can then capture your account.
With this, they may attempt to reroute genuine airbnb payments due to you.
Otherwise they might change your account fundamentals in order to try to milk stolen credit cards... this isn't easy to do with brand new accounts, so either a takeover of an established account or collusion is required.