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EtcetEraThread Vice: I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb
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I have a few properties that I rent exclusively through Airbnb and VRBO and make a good amount more vs renting it to long term renters. My rates are cheaper than hotels and guests get a much more charming, larger, nicer and flexible place (I also allow pets). They also get all the conveniences of home which is a huge selling point and something no hotel can offer. Even the ones with kitchens suck and have bar bones when it comes to anything a kitchen needs. I treat it as a business and guests have the same requests and expectations they would with a hotel. I did get scammed once and a tenant trashed the place and refused to leave. Airbnb wasn't much help and the police didn't k ow what to do so I shut the power off (I live in Phoenix and was 105+) and it didn't take long for them to leave. They cost me thousands. Unfortunately there's risks for both parties.