Am I Being Scammed

in
Herriman, UT
Level 1
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I have recently had 2 reservation requests.  both of them want to "come by and see the property" before confirming a booking.  I have responded that they must book before I can provide any contact information.  I feel like I am being baited to see if I will try to book outside Airbnb's guidelines.  Has anyone has an experience like this?

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Re: Am I Being Scammed

in
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 10

Hi @Kimberley11


Are you a new host? New hosts are more vulnerable to these sort of requests, as guests feel like they won't understand how Airbnb works.

 

Just do what you are already doing and point out this is against Airbnb rules for security reasons and that all the information they need to book is on your listing. Any additional questions they can ask via their messaging system.

Re: Am I Being Scammed

in
Herriman, UT
Level 1

Thank you Helen!  I am a new host but my gut told me it was wrong for them to ask for this information or to be able to see the space without a booking.  I appreciate your support, thank you!

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