Credits: The Daily Mail, By Antonia Hoyle,

Would you dare let a STRANGER sleep in your bed? Renting out your home on Airbnb is the latest middle-class wheeze. But you could also be in for a nasty surprise…

‘The crooks exploit a weak link in what should be a secure system,’ explains Chris Emmins, co-founder of KwikChex, an online investigations and authentication business.

‘By using the “contact an owner directly” resource, the consumer can allow a fraudster to produce correspondence such as email addresses and documents that are similar but not exact matches of the official Airbnb ones, fooling them into believing that they are still working within the Airbnb system.’

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