Nov 6, 2019

Airbnb will verify listings, 11 years after launch

Airbnb says it will verify every single property on its platform after a news website found a series of scams. In October, Vice News uncovered a pattern of false or misleading property listings posted on the rentals site. Airbnb said it would review every property by December 2020, and also promised to refund customers if they were misled by inaccurate listings. During its investigation, Vice News spoke to several people who had booked accommodation on Airbnb and been scammed. To review every home and host on Airbnb, aiming to verify every listing by December 2020.

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