This just started in the past few weeks. I'm getting one or more scam inquiries every day. They're from new users, and often in another language. Here's an example:
"Hey. I will help you make money using the site. all the details on my telegram channel @rent_haus This request can be rejected. All questions can be asked in telegrams, in this chat we do not answer."
I'm sure my response rate is doing amazing as I just type "no" to stop the 24 hour countdown clock, then report the user. This is getting really annoying though. Airbnb appears to be removing the scam accounts as the conversation tends to disappear from my inbox after a couple days of me reporting it.
Is anyone else seeing this?
I remember the past wonderful years when Airbnb was new and in the sweet spot.
Unlike Craigslist, Airbnb had few scams.
Unfortunately, as Airbnb gets more popular, we will be targeted more 😞
Bonjour, je viens de recevoir exactement la même demande, j ai contacté Airbnb !! Mais rien d inquiétant pour Airbnb! Je peux accepter la demande!,j ai bien sûr refusée, mais c est flippant de recevoir des messages sans vérification de la part de Airbnb ! C est la porte ouverte à beaucoup de choses malsaine et non sécurisant pour l hôte!!
Yes I've had one worded exactly like this, except giving a (presumably fake) website in Russia. I've also had messages written in Russian that (according to Google translate) invite me to contact them outside of Airbnb, another one telling me I have been given a 'reward for my loyalty' of £250 if I will only send my credit card details to a Russian website!, and I've also just had a completely blank one from a Russian profile. I've reported them all but it is annoying. I would advise anyone receiving one NOT to click through any links - they are designed to get hold of your information to scam you out of money and even an acknowledgement that they've made contact with a real person just encourages them.
I also have a similar situation.
What should I do? Because if I don't answer in 24h, my rate of responses will reduce... I already warn airbnb.
Thank you in advance for your help.
@Christopher187 I received a Russian one the other day. I sent a special offer they could not resist and reported the profile. The profile were taken down shortly thereafter and I got a warning message from airbnb that I had been in contact with a profile that did not meet their guidelines.
I have just got one listed as Melania. I pre-approval and after few minutes I get warning from Airbnb. I didn't know that was a scam. I just want to maintain my response rate.
Thanks Airbnb team. Good job.