How to easily avoid a costly vacation rental scam

An internet prowler recently snagged Goldie Min in a costly vacation rental scam by luring her off the Vrbo site to pay a $500 deposit. This scammer was so savvy that Min didn’t even realize she had been led away. But when Vrbo canceled her rental and informed her the listing was a sham, Min was jolted into reality. Read more “How to easily avoid a costly vacation rental scam”

Is there an easy way out of this $1,048 vacation rental problem?

Just days before a trip to Jerusalem, Meera Sundram got hit with a vacation rental problem she never saw coming. An unexpected PayPal request for a $1,000 security deposit arrived from the host of her intended VRBO rental. And when Sundram balked at the payment method, the host told her to take it or leave it.

Sundram decided to leave it. And then the host decided to keep her entire rental payment — all $1,048 of it. Now she wants to know if the Elliott Advocacy team can get her money back. Read more “Is there an easy way out of this $1,048 vacation rental problem?”