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  • BackOfThePlane

    I am not sure how credible this article and contents are, but I thought it worth posting as there is undoubtedly evidence that the AirBnB business model is open to abuse by both owners and users. I decided a while ago that I wouldn’t use it unless the property had been personally recommended by someone we knew and trusted.
    I stumbled across a huge Airbnb scam that’s taking over London

    The curious tale of a man called Christian, the Catholic church, David Schwimmer’s wife, a secret hotel and an Airbnb scam running riot on the streets of London.

    I found the article you link to fascinating and depressing in equal measure.

    I’ve used AirBnB in both far-flung destinations as well as here in the UK for short breaks. Bar one cancellation, all my bookings have turned out well.

    If I was arriving late at night, or very early in the morning, I would probably consider booking a hotel for the first night / day.

    I guess you need to do as much research as possible, have a plan B in place in case things go wrong and simply hope for the best.

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