An Airbnb hacker spent a month in Malaysia using Laura Ward’s name, account and stored credit card. Now, after a failed chargeback, Ward wants to know how this happened and why she’s being held responsible. “This is how I lost $ 1,181 to an Airbnb hacker”
When a vacation rental host cancels your reservation at the last minute, what should you do?
That’s the dilemma that confronted Wendy Wang after the host of her planned Airbnb rental in Melbourne, Australia, suddenly canceled. With just days before their intended trip, she and her husband quickly scrambled to find alternative accommodations. Unfortunately, rebooking confusion led the couple to confirm a replacement property $3,000 more expensive than their original budget.
Now the Wangs want Airbnb to refund that $3,000. “Here is what not to do when a host cancels your reservation at the last minute”