In the context of holidays, you should keep in mind that everyone wants to go to some attractive place. The hotel sector knows it, restaurants know it, tourism in general, knows that many will pay whatever it takes to go on vacation. But between so much high price the economic offers will jump, and as you may know, they go like hot bread.
Many people who check these offers feel so pressured to purchase them because they fear that they will end. But they do not realize the scam alerts that may arise. Look at Airbnb for example, it is one of the most used platforms to stay comfortably without paying a lot, however the legitimate protocol of this platform is often violated and you do not even notice about it.
If you find an available place with the perfect location and price, the next thing is to contact a host to book with. In case of some scams, this protocol is followed up to this point, but once the victim makes contact with the alleged host, the latter requires payment in advance and sends a link, in that link it is requested to log in, and so on. It’s easy to steal credentials, not only on Airbnb, but also on any booking platform.
If you analyze this, the offer is on the official Airbnb platform, even the profile of the host can seem very good. But it results in a scam when: