Nov 27, 2019

Couple falls victim to Airbnb scam in Belfast

Takeyourbag blog A couple have spoken of how they became victims of a holiday scam during a trip to Northern Ireland. Police Service of Northern Ireland chief superintendent Simon Walls said the whole holiday market is a place where people need to be careful and be sure that what they are booking is genuine. "If you're booking a holiday that seems too cheap or if you're booking an apartment or hotel and you're not sure it exists, there are ways you can check it out," he said. Scams abroad. These types of scams are also affecting people from Northern Ireland who are booking accommodation abroad. In July, Scamwise NI, reported that a woman from County Armagh fell victim to a holiday scam after booking a holiday to Spain. Airbnb said these types of scams are extremely rare on their site, but when they do happen they act quickly.

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