Has anyone else run up against a requirement to use Verify ID no matter who you are booking with? For security reasons I do not with to keep my ocs on file and link my airbnb profile with my fb page. So I have not been able to book with any hosts now, and the hosts are not the ones imposing the requirement. as a Super Host myself, I think this is going to really hurt my business. Anyone know anything? Thanks!
I have to report everyone to a government agency who requests my ID. This takes time and effort. One of these days as a host, you are going to have a nice visitor from one of the three letter agencies. I would NEVER do this. If someone's identiy is stolen you are a suspect
Appreciate your point of view. I would be willing to give you a copy of my passport if I was booking your place just as one needs to when checking in at a hotel. But having these details permamently on file with airbnb whether or not I choose to use them again is unreasonable.
We only take verified guests - I don't t he problem as it is some form of protection (minor) for hosts. When you stay at an hotel you usually use a credit card, which is a form of verification. It's pretty standard for many situations to verify who you are.
I agree I have decided not to use Airbnb in the future because they required a copy of a goverment issued ID for their files. I would be happpy to show it to the renter when I arrive.
When I worked at a very popular hotel chain in 2010, we copied IDs for cash transactions and credit cards for card transactions. They were kept on file even after you checked out, for a period of time.
Yes, but you don't store them as pictures online. Neither are they distributed to countless individuals around the world who happen to want to rent living space they own.
They frequently do make a copy and they most definitely do store and transmit the information to interpol, as is the law in member countries. So your stuff is everywhere.