I’m emailing you to bring to your attention my current, costly issue. I wanted to book an apartment for me and my friends for a forth coming trip to Amsterdam on the 7th May for 3 nights. I’d recently joined airbnb as a member in December and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to use the app everyone was talking about. I found a listing on there that was perfect, a real plush modern apartment that boasted 5 bedrooms, open plan kitchen and a pool table. I clicked the contact host button and emailed the address that was given to me. I was responded to by a host via email and went through the regular questions you’d expect from a host letting an apartment. My ‘host’ (called Yuying) then said they had initiated the booking on their side with AirBnB. I then received a confirmation email that looked more than legitimate. Confirmation code, details of the bank account I was paying in to and even a ‘airbnb live support’ link at the bottom, I had no reason to suspect anything.