The short term rental industry has taken cities by storm in the last decade. Driven by Airbnb, the industry has transformed the way we live, and travel. We can host tourists from around the world, meet new people, show them the local life and make some money in return.
Fast forward today, where fraud is starting to show up more and more. There has been a large increase in the number of thefts, credit card fraud, ID fraud, gang activity and drugs.
As Hosts, we don’t have front desks, we don’t have key cards, we don’t have security guys patrolling the property. So fraudsters take advantage of our self check in processes, our lack of ID verification and fraud detection processes in place.
I want to change this and put an end to fraud in our growing industry!
I want all Hosts to have access to free ID and guest screening, whether you list on Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway or other OTAs. I want to offer us a platform where we can all report guests who commit credit card fraud, damage or theft against our properties.
These reports, coupled with AI algorithms, and ID verification will catch fraudsters and notify us before we let them on our property! It takes a community of Hosts to stand up against bad guests. Let’s start with ScreenBNB.com