AirBnb scam featuring a BP member!

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In what will hopefully be a wake-up call for AirBnb, one of the hosts was pulling bait-and-switches across the country. He'd show pictures of a nice place, get a reservation, call right before the stay and say that there are plumbing issues, then offer a replacement property that's a dump. Rinse, repeat.

What's more, he's a BP member! Looks like the FBI has gotten involved now. Not sure if Shray Goel is still active on the forums, but BP members may not want to follow his "Buy, don't Rebab, Rent, Ruse, Repeat" method.

I just read this article, as well. Cheating to make a buck will never work in the long run.

Ouch. I had a similar issues with Airdbnb in Hollywood. I booked a room from someone who was "renting" it themselves. I was met by an eviction team and angry landlords with cameras in hand. It was not pretty. 

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