Suspicious Inquiry

in
Burien, WA
Level 2
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I just received a strange inquiry, "Hello landlord." No communication about details of travel or requests, just "hello landlord." The inquiry is from Dai, no photo, just joined Airbnb, no reviews. This person is apparently seeking preapproval of a stay from December 1-15. I have these dates available, so I don't know why this person doesn't just book it, rather than seek preapproval. Just looks fishy to me. Anyone else think it's weird? Here's the post:
 
 
 
INQUIRY
Dai
1 guest · 14 nights · $464.63
North Burien Nest
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Message
Hello,landlord
 
 
Pre-approve this inquiry if Dec 1 – 15 works for you. These dates will stay available until Dai or another guest books your place.
Respond within 23:25:11 to maintain your response rate.
Pre-approve
Decline
Special offer
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Re: Suspicious Inquiry

in
England, United Kingdom
Level 10

@Marie6599 Just respond asking him why he is travelling and if he has any questions. Don't approve or decline as you don't need to.

Re: Suspicious Inquiry

in
Orono, ME
Level 10

@Marie6599 

The person didn't just book it because it's not a real guest. Respond with "Not available" and archive the inquiry.

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