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 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.
Someone mentioned how hotels get our credit card when we check in. For your information, we also give our credit card information to Airbnb. That's how the hosts get paid.
I refuse to use airbnb which costs the same as a hotel anyway now that they require my ID. I am just booking a hotel on expedia. Bye airbnb! Deleting my account now.
My wife books our lodging but pays with my credit cards. On this next trip, which is a couple of days away, she books via abb however she is not tech savvy and she is not able to book a host's room and she has our passports as I will rendevous with her on a connecting international flight. If I am able to get used a different ID if she persists and wants to book this room (I will, more than likely, make a reservation at a different host's room) the photo I provide will not be my passport but a local (state) ID. How does that help you as a host?
Credit Card is a lot different than a government issued ID. I can cancel the CC if it gets compromised.
Had narrowed my spring break trip down to two rentals; looks like I'll be switching to the one that is not on AirBnB.