Vacation Rental Service Fees

Avoiding Vacation Rental Fraud

Avoiding Vacation Rental Fraud

Fraud on listing sites like VRBO, Homeaway, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, etc. is on the rise and vacationers should be made aware of what’s going on. As the listing sites move communication between guests and owners to go only through their booking site interface, it has provided scammers an easy way to hide behind the wall of listing site secrecy. The listing sites are requiring all communication within their site so that they can require travelers to pay their booking fees. Their claim is “it’s for your own protection”, but they are also collecting fees (6 to15 percent) and your email –… Read more »