June 4, 2016
…Three weeks later the 27-year-old marketing executive from London has just learned she’s fallen for a highly sophisticated scam and has lost almost £800. The chilling reality about Bradbury’s experience is that if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone who books on the site. She has used Airbnb many times – she typically books four large flats or houses a year – and has years of online experience….
Source: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/jun/04/travellers-fake-airbnb-scam