June 22, 2017

Scheme Targeting Airbnb Users Prompts New Account Protections

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Brittany Hall, of Crowley, has been bit by the travel bug and her next stop was Montreal.

Hall booked her flights and started looking into Airbnb for lodging. Airbnb is a hospitality option that millions of people worldwide have chosen.

“I considered it safe. I considered it cheaper and it always the best option for me,” she explained.

A few clicks later, Hall’s trip was set…or so she thought.

“I got an email that said that I booked a trip to L.A. that was the week before I was supposed to be in Montreal. I was thinking, that’s weird, I didn’t book this trip to L.A.

She then got a few more emails saying her phone number, password and even email  […]

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