I’ve just tried to book an apartment in London for 4 days. The Airbnb advertisement clearly said “contact me by email.. since Airbnb is too slow”. Of course.. the app didn’t work and I’ve tried to contact them. Then after I emailed them… everything goes all smooth as expected. Scammer asked me some fake details… then pushed me for transfer money urgently .. and that’s the story. When I tried to see my apartment after sending the money, the advertisement and user disappeared. Bank was contacted.. no help there. Police also.. no help there. Airbnb.. of course.. “let’s see… we’ll report it…”.. but I guess that was the extent of their response. No word back from Airbnb.. NEVER EVER.
1) Don’t use email ever on this kind of things.
2) Don’t rely on someone that is pushing you “It’s urgent.. etc”
3) Don’t wire your money directly to them.. (yes .. I know I was stupid.. ).
Never Airbnb again…